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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!

  • 01/26/2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Tennessee Aquarium
    1 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

    Prices:
    GCA Students (on Home School Day only) pay:
    $7.00 Aquarium
    $5.00 IMAX (optional)
    $11.00 Combination Aquarium and IMAX

    GCA Parents (on Home School Day only) pay:
    $24.50 Aquarium
    $7.75 IMAX (optional)
    $30.50 Combination Aquarium and IMAX

    GCA students and parents will receive a 10% discount at the Aquarium Gift Shops. Members of the Aquarium who are GCA students or parents can receive a 20% discount on this day only.

    Tickets for a guided behind-the-scenes tour will be available for $5.00 on this special day and must be purchased at the ticket office when you purchase your tickets for the Aquarium or IMAX. (These discounts are only offered during our home school day.)

    (http://www.tnaqua.org/Education/Homeschool.aspx).

    Families can call in ahead of time and order their tickets to avoid waiting in line. The number to call is (423) 265-0698. The tickets will be placed in an envelope that they can pick up at the Admissions “will call” window when they arrive on January 26th. To make sure those tickets are ready for them, they must call no later than January 23rd.
    We’ll have a table set up for you in the main lobby of River Journey. For those of you interested in asking questions on GCA and wanting to meet staff we will be in the noted classroom at the site at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.

    Here are a couple links that provide more information that may be helpful to Academy families.
    http://www.tnaqua.org/Education/TeacherTools.aspx (educational materials that the students can use to enrich their Aquarium experience)
    http://www.tnaqua.org/RangerRicksBackyardSafari.aspx (listing of special programs/shows going on during the day)

    Please go to the Tenn Aquarium website to find out the IMAX films for that day.

    Notes from Tennessee Aquarium’s Staff:
    When purchasing, you may only purchase for January 26th to receive the $24.50 rate. To do so, you must order/pay for the ticket(s) before January 23rd by calling (423) 265-0698. We will place the tickets in an envelope that they can pick up at the Admissions windows when they arrive on the date of the event

    I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND purchasing in advance over the phone so the site may plan for our attendance and there is not a long line to purchase tickets which could hold up the outing for the children. Please remember the name you purchased and made the reservation under (I would recommend the parents name) so that we can get everyone in with ease. If you purchase in advance, it must be done by January 23rd

    Event notes
    January 26th 10:00 am-until 1:00, families may stay until close, GCA staff will leave by 1 pm
    You must arrive before 1 pm to be included meet our staff at check in, you are fine to arrive after if you need to, our staff will leave by 1 pm.
    Adults must pay 24.50 per person to attend and 7.00 per child
    You must check in with GCA staff prior to entry
    Parking notes will be sent prior to the event, but there is parking surrounding the Aquarium area in hourly lots
    There are restaurants near the Aquarium area, and there are also some picnic tables surrounding the Aquarium
    You are to provide your own transportation
    Permission slips will be required to participate
    The discount is only available for this date and time no refunds.

  • 01/26/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Thronateeska Heritage Center
    100 West Roosevelt Avenue, Albany, GA 31701

    Join us for a day of science! We will tour the museum and view a planetarium show. This event is open to the entire family. We will have a question and answer session after the programming. Be sure to bring your permission slips!  Please arrive early, the show will start on time.  There is no fee for this event.

  • 01/28/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Agnes Scott College
    141 E College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

    Join us for a visit to the planetarium and a discussion about the show with the speaker for the day! Please plan ahead for parking, the building is on the Agnes Scott Campus. We will be broken into to groups in two separate times to help with the volume in the classrooms. There is a 80 person limit to this event, pack a lunch. 40 per group. Please only register if you are certain of your attendance. Join us for lunch and learn following the first program in the Agnes Scott Classroom.

    This event is full and closed for registration.

    After our event tour we will meet in the classroom and celebrate together for School of Choice week! We will take photos, do scavenger hunts and every child will get a special gift for coming out and supporting the school! Please only register of you are certain of your attendance.  There is limited spacing for this event so please register early.

    http://www.agnesscott.edu/academics/bradleyobservatory/directions-and-pa...

    Parking
    Handicapped-accessible parking is available adjacent to the observatory. Other visitors are requested to use campus parking lots accessible via E. Dougherty St. and South McDonough St.

    There is on-street parking along E. Dougherty, or in the parking lot to your right past the Mary Brown Bullock Science Center.

    Additional parking is available off of S. McDonough St.: follow Dougherty to the four-way stop, either turn left and take your first left into the parking lot, or turn right and park in the large parking deck on the left.

    The sidewalk to Bradley Observatory is found between the Woodruff Physical Activities Building and Gellerstedt Field, to the left (south) side of E. Dougherty.

  • 01/29/2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
    Georgia Southern University
    1332 Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30458

    Join as we enjoy explore the universe through a planetarium show and discussion with a campus professor. The Georgia Southern Planetarium offers a variety of fun and exciting educational shows for all ages for school groups, clubs, and the public during the school year. They also offer wonderful public events monthly with astronomers, guest speakers, and telescopic observing outdoors following presentations. Join us for lunch and learn immediately following the program.  There is limited seating for this event and no cost for attendees.  Children will be made the priority for seating for this event.  Parking pass information will come to those who register prior to the event.

     

    This event is full and closed for registration.

  • 01/29/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Fernbank SCIENCE Center
    156 Heaton Park Dr, Atlanta, GA 30307

    Please join us for a planetarium show, museum tour and scavenger hunt!!!! Be sure to bring a pen and a friend, there will be a small entry fee of 5.00 for adults only.  As a reminder this is the Fernbank SCIENCE Center not the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.  They are two separate locations.  Pleaae be sure to arrive early for the show and to find parking.  Please bring exact change.  Register early, there is limited seating for this event.  This show caters to those in K-5th grades but all families are welcome to attend.

    During our event tour we will meet in the lobby and celebrate together for School of Choice week! We will take photos, do scavenger hunts and every child will get a special gift for coming out and supporting the school! Please only register of you are certain of your attendance.  There is limited spacing for this event so please register early.

     

    This event is full and closed for registration.

  • 01/30/2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Museum of Arts and Sciences
    4182 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210

    A class visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences brings a unique opportunity for a field trip. Go zooming through outer space in the Mark Smith Planetarium, discover the ecosystems that surround us, learn of far off cultures, and be amazed by artistic feats all in a one day field trip. Using the Georgia Performance Standards, the Museum of Arts and Sciences provides relevant guided tours of exhibits, programs, and classrooms. We will also have an animal show and view an interactive exhibit on site! After our event tour we will meet in the auditorium and celebrate together for School of Choice week! We will take photos, do scavenger hunts and every child will get a special gift for coming out and supporting the school! Please only register of you are certain of your attendance.  There is limited spacing for this event so please register early.

  • 02/03/2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Atlanta History Center
    130 West Paces Ferry Road NW , Atlanta, GA 30305

    Join us for a day in History.  We will attend Homeschool Day at the Atlanta History Center and view fun exhibits and tour the area together.  Please see information below on the event.  You may stay until the event ends at 4:00pm.  GCA staff will be there until 2:30.

    Whether they came on the Mayflower or through Ellis Island, America has always been made up of many cultures.  Explore the challenges immigrants faced upon the arrival to their new home and learn about their contributions to making this country the important melting pot it is today.

    The Atlanta History Center offers special monthly programs for homeschool students and their families. Each month explores a different subject through exhibition tours and a variety of activities geared toward kids from toddler to teen.

    Admission to Homeschool Day is 7.50 and those 3 and under are free.  You may pay at the site under our group rate for Georgia Cyber Academy. 

  • 02/04/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Hunter Museum
    10 Bluff View, Chattanooga, TN 37403

    Join us for a historic tour of the museum and fun activity at the site.  Please be sure to arrive on time and pack a lunch if you wish to eat outdoors.  This event is open to all.  We hope to see you there.

    In the “Symbols in America” Studio Tour students explore examples of symbols in the Hunter’s permanent collection, and then create self-portraits which incorporate symbolism to reflect their own personality and interests

  • 02/12/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home
    419 Seventh Street, Augusta, GA 30901

    Join us for a day of history on our historic tour of the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson.  Be sure to pack a lunch and bring a friend.  There is no fee for this event.

  • 02/16/2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Booth Western Art Museum
    501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120

    President’s Day at Booth Museum
    February 16, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Special day for Home School students in grades 2-12. Celebrate President’s Day at Booth Western Art Museum and Bartow History Museum! Explore the Presidential Gallery, participate in art activities and make discoveries about the Presidents at both museums. There is no cost for students, there will be a small fee of $3.00 for adults.  You may pay directly to the site for the fee.

    GCA staff will be at the location from 11-1pm.  We will pay for students only at that time.  We will have a meet up for those who want to connect or have questions at 12:30 in the member's lounge.  Our check in table will be located outside the member's lounge.