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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) - 12/02/2015 (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!!!!

  • 10/30/2014 - 10:15am - 11:30am
    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
    2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

    John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean
    Thursday, October 30, 2014
    10:15 am
    Grades K-8
    $9 per Student

    Be sure to register here to note you are attending, but pay directly to the site to reserve your seat for the show.  This event is open to the public.  Final notes will come to those who register here and purchase tickets on the site below.

    For reservations please go here for online orders or contact us at 770-916-2805 or

    Tony-Award nominee John Tartaglia starred in the acclaimed musical Avenue Q, appeared on Broadway in Shrek The Musical and in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and created and starred in The Playhouse Disney series ”Johnny and the Sprites.” Now, he has grown some creative gills as well, with the production of John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean.

    A one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel and three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they’re about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. And it all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they’ll sing, they’ll dance, and they’ll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship.

    Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to Big Band, John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye.

  • 10/31/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Ottawa Farms
    702 Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale , GA 31302

    Join us for a fun day on the farm!  Be sure to pack a lunch, bring a pen and a camera for the scavenger hunt.  This event is open to the public so bring family and friends!  There is an 80 person limit to this event.

    The Corn Maze Trip:

    Consists of a short educational session, a hayride to the corn maze, a trip through the maze, a pig race, a coloring book, and a mini pumpkin.

  • 11/07/2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Burton 4 H Center Tybee Island
    177 Lewis Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328

    Join us for an educational day on Tybee Island. We will be attending programming at the Burton 4H Center on the Island.  Please register early to attend the event.  There are only 60 spaces available for students.  If you would like to attend as a parent, there is a fee of 5.00 per adult.  Please bring cash and exact change.  There is a parking lot near the center, please use the address listed to navigate to the site.  Please arrive 20 minutes early for check in.  We will start at 11 am sharp.  Please pack a lunch and dress for the outdoors.  Please see below for information on our programming for the day.

    Marsh Ecology

    During Marsh Ecology, students are able to discover a very unique and biologically diverse habitat.  The first half of the class takes place at the 4-H Center where students view plankton samples, walk out on our extensive dock to view various plants and animals living in the marsh, and learn how the moon and sun cause tidal fluctuations.  The class concludes with the participants walking in the salt marsh where they catch fiddler crabs, let periwinkle snails crawl on their hands, and learn how the marsh is critical for the survival for so many species.

    Please meet me at the picnic table for check in. You may eat your lunch at those tables or pack beach supplies to eat on the beach after the programming.

  • 11/12/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
    401 Little White House Rd, Warm Springs, GA 31830

    Join us for a day of history.  We have a self guided tour of the area and scavenger hunt.  Please pack a pen, a lunch and a camera for the photo hunt.  We will meet at the Visitors Center for check in at 10:40 and to turn in your scavenger hunt at noon!  Be sure to make friends as you go!

    About the Little White House

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for the infantile paralysis (polio) that had struck him in 1921. Swimming in the 88-degree, buoyant spring waters brought him no miracle cure, but it did bring improvement. During FDR’s presidency and the Great Depression, he developed many New Deal Programs (such as the Rural Electrification Administration) based upon his experiences in this small town.

  • 11/13/2014 - 10:15am - 11:45am
    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
    2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

    Join us for a morning at the Opera!  We enjoy Madama Butterfly together at the beautiful Cobb Energy Centre.  The first 30 high school students who register will recieve a free ticket to this event.  All adults and those after the 30 can feel free to purchase tickets using the website below.  I will let families know who made the first 30.  Please only reserve for high school students only.  Please wait to purchase tickets until I email about the first 30 after 10/31.   

    The Atlanta Opera’s Madama Butterfly
    November 13, 2014
    10:30 am
    Grades 9-12
    $10 per Student

    For reservations please contact Wade Thomas, Education Manager, The Atlanta Opera at 404-881-8883 or

    Cultures collide when the young Japanese geisha Butterfly marries B.F. Pinkerton, a dashing American naval officer. Rejected by her family, she attempts to forge a new life and identity, with tragic results. Butterfly’s very human story is for anyone who has ever felt the excitement of infatuation, the longing for a distant loved one, the sting of familial disapproval, the ache of rejection, and the courage to make impossible choices.

    Opera combines music, drama, and dance with visual art and powerful stagecraft to tell stories with a unique visceral impact. There is simply nothing quite like hearing and seeing live opera, and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of opera’s the most beloved stories. This 75-minute reduction of the full-length opera features the principal singers, chorus and orchestra of The Atlanta Opera. Students will enjoy the visual spectacle of this beautiful new production, which features gorgeous sets, costumes, and projections to accompany some of the most glorious music ever written.


    This event is for high school students only, the content is most appropriate for 9th-12th graders. 

  • 11/14/2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Tennessee Valley Railway Museum
    4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, GA 37421

    Join us for a morning in history and a wonderful train ride with your GCA friends.  Please arrive early as the train is scheduled to leave on time at 10:40.  Please pack a lunch, bring a pen and your camera for the scavenger hunt.  We will have a docent led tour on the train and visit the museum as a group.  Please only register if you are certain of your attendance as the train has a capacity. 

    The Tennessee Valley Railroad is a moving museum, offering an interactive, historical experience that will add an extra dimension to your visit to Chattanooga’s great attractions. Here you will find the only regularly scheduled, full-sized train ride in Tennessee. But it is so much more than just entertainment!

    Take a trip back in time, to a slower paced atmosphere when railroad travel was a way of life. Relive the romance of the rails when vintage trains provided an escape from the everyday routine. Aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad, you will ride a rolling time machine providing the sights and sounds of yesteryear. All Aboard at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum!


  • 11/17/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
    The Hay House
    934 Georgia Avenue, Macon, GA 31201

    Join us for a historic tour of the Hay House.  Historic houses are great tools to help young minds develop a sense of place and history, and an understanding of links between past, present, and future. Students can be inspired to interpret the historical and cultural significance of their community while developing skills of observation, analysis, and evaluation.  Please arrive early as we will start the tour on time.  There is a 60 person limit to this event.

  • 11/18/2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Pebblehill Plantation
    1251 U.S. 319, Thomasville, GA 31792

    Join us for a historic tour with your GCA friends.  We will tour the grounds and the main house so be sure to arrive on time a pack a pen, lunch and a camera!  There is a 60 person limit to this event.

    A visit to Pebble Hill Plantation is more than a tour…it is a rewarding and enriching experience.  Whether your interest is history, art, antiques, or natural outdoor beauty, you will find it all at Pebble Hill.

    A sense of calm is felt from the moment one enters the main gates.

    The beautiful and expansive grounds offer many opportunities to enjoy quiet solitude.

    The Main House, with its extensive collections and wonderful antiques, is sure to captivate and amaze.  Hanna family furnishings and Hanna family portraits and photographs throughout the home help to create a warmth and a sense of understanding of this remarkable family.

    One can view vintage carriages and meet the Pebble Hill horses.  The picnic area is a serene setting overlooking a small pond.

  • 11/19/2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Center for Civil and Human Rights
    100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Join us for a self guided tour in Atlanta's newest history museum.  We will visit all the galleries at the museum and eat lunch together on the grass outside the museum after we finish the tour.  There is parking directly next door to the museum for a fee as well as restaurants in the plaza.  Please pack blankets and picnic supplies if you plan to stay for lunch.  There is a fee of 4.00 per person to attend.  Please bring cash and exact change.  The museum is most appropriate for those 3rd grade and up. 

    The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities.