In-Person Events

At these events you'll have the opportunity to visit with school staff and representatives in a face-to-face setting. Hosted throughout the state and available to interested and newly enrolled families, these activities offer an opportunity to learn more about virtual public school options!

  • 06/07/2012 (All day) - 12/02/2017 (All day)

    Please print and fill out these forms for any in person events listed.  The liability form is required for every event.  Please note on the form all children participating in the event even if they are not enrolled in GCA.  The photo release is optional, but please bring this form so we can capture the fun at events and share them with our community.   We also would ask if you do not want to be in the group pictures to please step aside while we are taking photos to help wih the process.  Thanks and see you soon!!!!

  • 05/08/2015 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
    711 Jarrell Plantation Rd, Juliette, GA 31046

    Nestled in the red clay hills of Georgia, this cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years. It survived Gen. Sherman's "March to the Sea," typhoid fever, Emancipation, Reconstruction, the cotton boll weevil, the advent of steam power and a transition from farming to forestry.

    We will tour the historic site, watch the film and do a nature scavenger hunt. Join us for a day back in history!  Bring your family and friends for a day of adventure. Be sure to dress for the outdoors, pack sunscreen and lots of water. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch!  GCA staff and teachers will be at the site to celebrate our year with you.  Every student will receive a special gift for attending!

    Q&A

    For those only coming for the question and answer portion, please meet at the front of the facility at 12:00 for a question and answer session as well as an overview of GCA.

  • 05/11/2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tellus Museum
    100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120

    Join us for a free evening of family fun!

    The Tellus Museum will be hosting GCA's 5th annual Science Fair!!! Come out and support our students, view their projects and tour the museum. Tellus is a world-class 120,000 square foot museum is located in Cartersville, GA. The museum’s exhibits will open minds and ignite a passion for science. Tellus will feature four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard. A 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope will also be located at Tellus. Join us for an adventure through time. Visit the galleries and explore the terrain with your GCA friends and staff. We will have scavenger hunts, activities and self guided tours. There will also be an information session for those looking for information on GCA. We will host transition meetings as well for those going from Elementary to Middle and Middle to High School.

    You may purchase food on site or bring food to eat outside of the museum in the pavilion onsite near the parking lot

    As a note, the museum rental is from 5:00-8:00pm. If you arrive prior to that time, you will have to pay regular admission into the museum. The museum is only reserved for GCA after 5:00 pm.  There is NO cost for attendees for this event!  Bring family and friends for the fun!

    We will give free tickets for attractions inside so that all families will have a chance to view and have fun in all parts of the museum.  Please come on time to be sure to receive a ticket for the time you would like to attend the planetarium show, fossil dig and gem panning.

    An agenda will be emailed to all families that register.

  • 05/13/2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Piedmont Park at Magnolia Hall
    1320 Monroe Dr, Atlanta, GA 30306

    Join us for our High School Expo where we will have school staff, information from every department, host our Beta Club and National Honor Society induction as well as have our transitional meetings with student and parent panels. Please come out to meet your high school staff, learn more about us and meet students that will be enrolled with us for next year. There is no fee for this event. Please arrive on time. The hall is located near the Sage Parking Lot. You will see a white tent in the area for check in. This event will happen prior to and during our Piedmont Park Day event. Feel free to travel to both to get information and enjoy the fun. Please register if you are in our GCAHS, looking to enroll, looking to find out more about GCAHS or are a rising 9th grader coming to GCAHS. We are excited to meet you! Be sure to bring questions.
     

    Our induction ceremony will begin at 9:00 am (families will receive invites to the induction from the high school team), the official start to the Expo is at 10:00 am.  All transition meetings will be held at this site.  Our picnic will be down the hill at the large pavilion as well.

  • 05/13/2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Piedmont Park
    1320 Monroe Dr, Atlanta, GA 30306

    We will be having a day at the park. Join us for field games with your teachers, nature hikes, meet and greet fun, games and dancing! We will learn all about nature and connect you with your GCA friends! Be sure to dress for the outdoors, pack sunscreen and lots of water. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch! We will also have a Q&A for transition from Elementary to Middle School and Middle School to High School with our Family Support Team and staff at the Magnolia Hall during the event. There is no cost to this event and it is open to everyone.

    We will host our School transition meetings at Magnolia Hall.  Please look for the final agenda for transition meeting times.

    Meet us behind the active oval located on the map. We will be under the pavilion, you will see a DJ and teachers with orange or blue polos at the site. Please enter the back way of the park. You may enter from Piedmont but will have to walk across the park and in the active oval to get to us. We will be near area 10 on the map, behind the active oval in the pavilion area near the playground. Please park at area 3 and walk over. There is also street parking all around the park, but try to be closest to where area 10 would be. Park drive area 23 is also a close entrance to where we will be.

    http://www.piedmontpark.org/visit/park_map.html

  • 05/14/2015 - 11:00am - 1:30pm
    Skidaway Island State Park
    52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411

    Join us for a day in nature!  We will do a marsh hike, field games, crafts, make pottery and have scavenger hunts.  Be sure to arrive on time, pack a lunch and bring a friend.  There is no fee for this event. Feel free to come out to our Q&A at 1pm as well if you are looking to enroll.  GCA staff will be there to celebrate the end of the year with you!  There is a parking fee at the site, be sure to pay for parking upon arriving.

  • 05/19/2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
    Mistletoe State Park
    3725 Mistletoe Rd, Appling, GA 30802

    Join us for a day of hands on fun in nature!  Be sure to pack a lunch, bring a pen per child, dress for the outdoors and come on time.  Feel free to bring family and friends!

    Here is the agenda from the site:

    We will seine the lake and give nature hikes at three different times.  9:45 ,10:20, 11

    There will be microscopes set up so students can look at plankton samples from the lake and a scavenger hunt will be available throughout the program.

    Snake presentation at 11:30

  • 05/21/2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Cloudland Canyon State Park
    122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd, Rising Fawn, GA 30738

    Join us for a day of hands on fun in nature!  Be sure to pack a lunch, bring a pen per child and dress for the outdoors.  The event is open to the public!  We will host a Q&A session during our lunch break for any families looking for information about our school.

    Here is the agenda from the site

    Your program will consist of the following: 

    10:00 AM- 11:00 AM    Introduction to Cloudland Geology, Live Animal Presentation and Overlook Viewing of Canyon.

    11:00 PM- 11:30 PM    Lunch Break

    11:30 PM- 11:45 PM    Caravan to Sitton's Gulch Parking Lot

    11:45 PM- 12:45 PM    Stream Ecology and Creek Stomping!

  • 05/21/2015 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Flintriverquarium
    117 Pine Ave, Albany, GA 31701

    Located on the banks of the Flint River, the Flint RiverQuarium tells the story of the Flint River and the blue hole springs that helped create it. Visitors can experience the unique ecosystems of the Flint River watershed through a variety of interactive exhibits featuring more than 100 species of native aquatic life. A recent aviary addition also gives visitors a close-up look at a wide variety of birds found in the surrounding wetland habitat. Families will tour the Aquarium, do a scavenger hunt and have fun activities at the park nearby. Be sure to dress for the outdoors and pack a lunch!