Do I need to own a computer to attend?
Yes. Each family will be required to have a computer that meets the minimum specifications necessary to access the K¹² Online School (OLS). Families must also have Internet access in order to participate in the school. In certain cases based on financial need, GCA may loan a computer to an enrolling family. This determination will take place during the enrollment process.
What computer skills are required?
The parent or responsible adult needs to have at least basic computer skills. Use of the computer is an important part of the program, but in the early grades, it is mostly the parent (or other responsible adult) who interacts with the computer. The program is user-friendly.
What does the computer system available through GCA include?
Computers provided by Georgia Cyber Academy follow these technical specs:
- Speed: 1.8 GHz or better
- RAM: 512 MB (minimum)
- Disk space: 20 GB or more
- CDROM or DVD drive
- Monitor: 15-inch flat panel
- Audio: 16-bit sound card
- Modem: 56 kbps (minimum)
- Microphone and speakers
- Operating system: Windows XP SP2
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 6.0
- Adobe® Reader®
- Macromedia Flash™
- McAfee® Virus Protection
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