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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!

  • 06/07/2012 (All day) - 12/02/2014 (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!!!!

  • 04/29/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
    Reed Creek Nature Center
    3820 Park Ln, Martinez, GA 30907

    Join us for a day of crafts and games together!  We will make fun projects about spring and nature together!  We will also play games and other fun activities as a group.  This event caters to those K-5th grades but all ages are welcome.  At the end of the event with will host a Q&A and display the K¹² curriculum for those looking to enroll for the fall.  Be sure to come with questions and bring the whole family!  Feel free to pack a lunch as well.  We hope to see you there!

  • 05/12/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tellus Museum
    100 Museum Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120

    The Tellus Museum will be hosting GCA's 4th 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. 

    We will give tickets for attractions inside so that all families will have a chance to view and have fun in all parts of the museum.

    There is no cost for this event.

    An agenda will be emailed to all families that register.

  • 05/14/2014 - 9:00am - 12:15pm
    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.

    Please note at 12:30 we will start our Middle School Transition meeting at this location.

  • 05/14/2014 - 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.

    At 12:30 we will host our Middle School transition meeting at Magnolia Hall.

    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 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

    Fun event notes:

    Wear red!!!! This will make it easier for staff and students to identify you at an event. Decorate it with fun items and make it your own! Orange is fine as well.
    Wear a name tag!!!! Put your city name and grade on the tag so you can find out who lives in your community
    Please arrive no earlier than 10:40 for check in and have your form filled out completely! Staff will greet you at the pavilion entrance with a clipboard.
    PLEASE BRING A PEN PER CHILD!
    Take time to make a friend! Introduce yourself to 3 people before leaving
    Pack a lunch, and dress for the outdoors!
    Always bring lots of water and wear sunscreen, bug spray may be helpful for outside events
    Any parking fees or extra activities not provided by GCA would be the responsibility of the parent
    All events require a liability release form, please also fill out the photo release form as well
    Kmail your teacher! Many ask if there teacher is at their specific event, but an easy way to find out where they will be and what event you can meet them at is to kmail them prior to the event to make sure they will be there. There will be teachers all over for you to meet, but if you want to know in advance if your teacher will be there, please reach out to them to find out and set a time and meeting place with them
    Brings blankets and chairs if you plan to picnic in the outdoors in case there is limited seating :)
    Have fun! These events are for you to celebrate your success for this school year! Come out and enjoy your GCA friends and make more!
     

  • 05/15/2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Ocmulgee National Monument
    1207 Emery Hwy, Macon, GA 31217

    Join us for a day in history. We will take a self guided tour of the area, view the movie and tour the museum. We will have scavenger hunts, games and crafts! We will also spend time sculpting our own pottery! Be sure to pack a lunch, dress for the outdoors and bring a friend. During our lunch time there will be a Q&A for those coming to find out more about GCA! There is no cost for this event and it is open to all.

  • 05/16/2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Flintriverquarium
    101 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!

  • 05/20/2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Fort Frederica
    6515 Frederica Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522

    Join us for a day at the Fort! We will tour the fort area and museum, make pottery and do scavenger hunts. Please dress for the outdoors, pack a lunch and bring a friend! We will have teachers on site to answer questions and have fun with you. This event is a great way to meet friends and connect with GCA staff. This event is open to those who are enrolled and those looking to enroll to GCA. Feel free to attend and come to our Q&A if you are looking for information on enrollment as well

  • 05/21/2014 - 9:30am - 1:00pm
    Mistletoe State Park
    3725 Mistletoe Rd, Appling, GA 30802

    Join us for a day in nature! We will be participate in ranger programs, have a nature program, hiking the area, having scavenger hunts and games for the children! Be sure to pack a lunch, dress for the outdoors and bring a friend. There will be a Q&A session during our lunch time if you are looking to get more information about GCA. There is no fee for this outing and it is open to all!

     

    The program will be from 9:30- 12.

    Activities offered will be

    Cliatt Creek Trail

    Nature Center Visit

    Nature Craft

    Scavenger Hunts

    Letter boxing

    At noon we will start our lunch and learn!  Be sure to come on time and reminder state parks do have a parking fee

  • 05/22/2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Smithgall Woods State Park
    61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen, GA 30545

    Join us for a day of nature and science!  We will have fun scavenger hunts, do a stream ecology study, and have nature programs with the rangers.  Be sure to pack a lunch, dress for the outdoors and bring a friend. There will be a Q&A session during our lunch time if you are looking to get more information about GCA. There is no fee for this outing and it is open to all!

     

    As a reminder state parks do have a parking fee.