ATLANTA, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA), an accredited, full-time, online public charter school, will graduate its largest class in school history, with just under 500 students in the Class of 2015. A graduation ceremony is planned for noon on Saturday, May 30, at the Gwinnett Center. GCA will be holding an Honors ceremony and prom the day before graduation at the same venue.
The Georgia Cyber Academy class of 2015 earned a combined total of more than $1.2 million in college scholarships, and earned over 1,300 college credits through dual enrollment, saving over $700,000 additional dollars in college tuition. One member of the GCA Class of 2015 is also graduating with an Associate's Degree in Music from Georgia Perimeter College, earned through GCA's Dual Enrollment program. Graduates are expected to attend some of the most prestigious institutions in the state and the country, including the University of Georgia, University of Southern California, Brigham Young University, Colorado College, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.
Senator David Shafer, President Pro Tem of the Georgia State Senate, will serve as the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony. Josh Baker, Valedictorian for Class of 2015, will also speak to this year's graduating class.
"The GCA Class of 2015 – our second and biggest class yet – is ready to use the skills they've gained here to be a positive force in their communities and on college campuses," said Matthew Arkin, Head of School at Georgia Cyber Academy. "These are incredible and inspiring students and we've been privileged to be a part of their education."
The first virtual charter school in Georgia history and currently the largest public school in Georgia, GCA is open to all students who reside in Georgia and serves students from all 159 counties across the state. By combining individualized online instruction, hands-on curriculum and the support of highly qualified and state-certified Georgia teachers, GCA helps students discover their individual learning style. GCA gives advanced learners the ability to progress faster in subjects at which they excel, including opportunities for advancement in STEM education and through dual enrollment.
GCA provides a rigorous and engaging curriculum, including courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. College or career minded students can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses in order to gain a competitive edge for the future, discover their path after high school, explore a possible college major, or take college courses for both high school and college credit at one of the more than 30 Georgia colleges and Universities that participate in GCA's Dual Enrollment program.
More information on GCA, upcoming events and how to apply can be found online here: http://gca.k12.com/.
About Georgia Cyber Academy
Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is an accredited, full-time online public school program that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Georgia public school system, GCA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about GCA, visit http://gca.k12.com/.
SOURCE Georgia Cyber Academy