1745 Phoenix Blvd Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Georgia Cyber Academy serves 14,286 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Georgia Cyber Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 62% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 14,286 students
  • State Accredited: Yes
  • Live Instruction: Yes
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 37:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 52% (Btm 50% in GA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

School News

  • GCA Parent Selected to Join Superintendent's Council - 09/23/2020
    GCA PTSO President Barbara Maddox was recently selected to join the State School Superintendent`s Parent Advisory Council.
  • Georgia Cyber Academy Granted New Charter - 09/22/2020
    Georgia`s State Charter Schools Commission voted to renew the charter for Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) for an additional three years. In recommending the renewal, the Charter Commission noted the school`s ...more"significant academic growth" in conjunction with the school`s recent management and curriculum changes. hide

School Overview

Georgia Cyber Academy's student population of 14,286 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 386 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
14,286 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
386 teachers
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Year Founded
2007
State Accredited Program
Yes
Personalized Content
No
Live Instruction
Yes
Rolling Enrollment
No
Flexible Class Schedule
No
Accelerated Offerings
No
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
No
Dedicated College Counselor
No
Tutoring/Mentoring
No
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
No

School Rankings

Georgia Cyber Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,196 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Georgia Cyber Academy is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1431 out of 2196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
37:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
17%
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Black
36%
36%
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White
48%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Graduation Rate
52%
83%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
13%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Georgia Cyber Academy is a statewide, tuition-free, online, accredited public charter school for students in grades K-12. GCA provides a learning environment where students are empowered to reach their full academic potential through participation in live interactive classes and an engaging curriculum that supports individualized and differentiated student learning paths.
  • Students and families are partnered with certified teachers who instruct and guide student progress and achievement. In the virtual classroom, students participate in real-time, direct instruction via our online learning management system. During the school day a parent or guardian acts as a learning coach to provide support and guidance in the comfort of home.At present, our population encompasses students from every county and school district in the state of Georgia, enrolling approximately 11,000 students per year. GCA envisions a classroom environment where students can successfully reach their full potential and emerge career or college ready, and prepared to assume roles as positive contributors to society.

School Reviews

3   1/5/2022
I currently am a learning coach for 3 children (my granddaughter Kindergarten, one nephew Kindergarten, and one in 6th grade). At first, I was a little nervous about online school for my granddaughter who is in Kindergarten however, GCA has eliminated any doubts or fears that I had. The teachers are excellent they take time with the children. I enjoy the fact that the children still get the chance to do things as if they were in a real building. The children do crafts, field trips, and fun activities all while learning. They even have Physical Education where they have to actually get up and do workouts. I would recommend this school to other parents who prefer the homeschool experience. My granddaughter actually looks forward to getting up and getting dressed to start classes. All the teachers and staff are just an email or phone call away. With the way things are going right now, I'm so glad that we decided to enroll with GCA. Great school, teachers, and staff. Keep up the good work GCA staff.
- Posted by Parent - TanniaP
5   9/8/2021
I have 2 children enrolled in 2nd and 6th grade, I have 0 complaints about the Teachers & staff. Everyone is helpful and patient, it seems a bit overwhelming at first, getting used to the programs used, but the teachers, liaison, and attendance specialist are helpful and an email or phone call away. My children are very engaged and happy with this decision.
- Posted by Parent - ConnieH
5   8/25/2021
My older two are enrolled in 4th and 7th grade and we highly recommend GCA. It''s a great program, they have quick access to the teachers. They offer to Tutor Me. So they can study and do homework when they need to including extra work to help them understand an area more thoroughly. The teachers want the success of all their students and will work hard with you(learning Coach) to make sure they achieve that. It helps if your student is an independent learner and can access links and complete work if you have multiple students enrolled. They offer field trips online and in-person to meet other students.
- Posted by Parent - Gafamily
5   10/9/2020
My 3 children are enrolled. 2 3rd grade twins. 1 2nd grader. We are thoroughly enjoying this experience. They are actively engaged in learning, also in learning responsibility and scheduling. They are also completing and submitting assignments on various technological platforms. It is set up to help your child succeed. As a parent, I feel completely supported and am very aware of what and how my children are learning. The teachers communicate quickly if you have questions or concerns. There are multiple ways to keep track of completed or missing assignments. Grading and feedback are virtually instantaneous, with the exception of essay type questions. Even that is quick. These educators are performing and rising to challenges. They genuinely care about the success of students. The only thing missing is the opportunity to really socialize. However, that is my lack of effort. There are various parent groups to join so that your children can get together with other students in your area. Given our current pandemic, socialization hasn't been a huge priority for us. Really positive experience with GCA.
- Posted by Parent - julesinGA

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 14,286 students
  • State Accredited: Yes
  • Live Instruction: Yes
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 37:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 52% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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