Graduation Information

Honors Day
Friday, June 1, 2018
1 PM

Senior Prom
Friday, June 1, 2018
7–11 PM

Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, June 2, 2018
12 PM


Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 12 PM

The formal graduation ceremony will take place in the Infinite Energy Center Arena. The ceremony will begin promptly at noon.

Students are required to wear a cap and gown to participate. Caps and gowns must be purchased from Herff Jones.  See ordering information below.

Graduates must arrive by 9 AM and report to the holding area (signs will direct students to the area). Only students are allowed in the student holding areas.

Tickets are NOT required for graduation.

A virtual rehearsal for students and staff will take place on Blackboard in the spring.

A physical rehearsal will be held on graduation day, two hours before the ceremony begins.


Graduation Location and Directions

Location
Infinite Energy Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

Directions

If traveling north, take I-85 to Sugarloaf Parkway, exit 108, and turn right onto Sugarloaf Pkwy. Cross over Satellite Boulevard and Infinite Energy Center will be on your left.

If traveling south, take I-85 to Sugarloaf Parkway/Old Peachtree, exit 109. Follow the signs for Old Peachtree and turn right. Turn left onto Meadow Church Road. Turn left onto Sugarloaf Parkway and Infinite Energy will be on your right.

Visit 511ga.org to check for construction and delays.

Free parking is available in front of the Infinite Energy Center.


Graduation Info Session

Did you miss the Graduation Info Session on September 21? Watch the video below, or download the Blackboard recording.

[Video: GCA 2017 Graduation Info Session] - video Coming Soon

Agenda

  • Graduation weekend dates, times, and locations​
  • Lodging options
  • Weekend details (Honors Day, prom, and graduation ceremony)
  • Cap, gown, and diploma ordering details and deadlines
  • Q&A

Graduation Info Session Slides [PDF] >> (Coming Soon)


Important Reminders

Coming Soon


Cap, Gown, and Diploma Orders

Students are required to wear a cap and gown to participate in the graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns must be purchased online from Herff Jones.

All orders will be shipped directly to the student and include tax, shipping, and handling fees.

The Cap, Gown, and Diploma package is $100 and includes:

  • Cap
  • Gown
  • Tassel
  • Embroidered Stole
  • Diploma and cover (will be shipped to GCA)

To order go to: https://highschool.herffjones.com

  1. Type "Georgia Cyber Academy" in the search box.
  2. Select "Georgia Cyber Academy Atlanta GA."
  3. Begin shopping.
  4. Orders must be placed by December 19, 2017 (after that date late fees will apply).
  5. A deposit of $80.00 can be made for large orders and must be paid by December 19, 2017.
  6. Students not participating in the graduation ceremony will need to order the Diploma Only Package for $15 (includes the diploma and diploma cover).

The minimum package you need to purchase in order to participate in the formal ceremony is the "Cap, Gown and Tassel Unit Fee for Georgia Cyber Academy":

  1. Visit the website.
  2. Type "Georgia Cyber Academy" into the search box.
  3. Select "Georgia Cyber Academy Atlanta GA."
  4. Click on "Shop Grad Products."
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "SHOP INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS INCLUDING CAP AND GOWN." 
  6. Select "Cap, Gown and Tassel Unit Fee for Georgia Cyber Academy" ($100).

If you don't plan to attend the Graduation Ceremony, you will need to purchase the Diploma Only package from Herff Jones to receive your diploma:

  1. Visit the website.
  2. Type "Georgia Cyber Academy" into the search box.
  3. Select "Georgia Cyber Academy Atlanta GA."
  4. Click on "Shop Grad Products."
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "SHOP INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS INCLUDING CAP AND GOWN."
  6. Select "Diploma Only Ga Cyber Pkg E"

The total cost for the Diploma Only package is $32


Honor's Day

[link coming soon]

Friday, June 1, 2018, 1 PM

Honors Day is designed to recognize students for achievement in the areas of academics, citizenship, school spirit, and service.

Students being recognized will receive an invitation by April 30. The Honors Day program will take place at the Infinite Energy Center on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 1 PM.

Students receiving awards must arrive by 12 PM. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

A photographer will be on site taking pictures during the event.

​Students should NOT wear jeans, t-shirts, flip flops, or tennis shoes to this ceremony.


Senior Prom

Friday, June 1, 2018, 7–11 PM
$40 Single, $60 Couple

Watch your inbox for a detailed email in December.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates and location for graduation weekend? 

Graduation weekend will take place Friday–Saturday, June 1–2, 2018, at the Infinite Energy Center (formerly the Gwinnett Center), 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.

What should students wear to the graduation ceremony?

  • Male graduates should wear collared shirts, solid colored slacks, and dress shoes. NO tennis shoes/sneakers or flip flops.
  • Female graduates should wear a dress not longer than the length of the graduation robe and no shorter than two inches above the knee and dress shoes. NO capris, tennis shoes/sneakers, or flip flops.
  • Attire should be modest and fitting for the occasion. Jeans are not allowed.

What type of awards are given during the Honors Day ceremony?

  • Department Awards: Each department will recognize a student for his or her achievement in the course.
  • Special Recognitions
  • Honor Cords
  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian Medals

How will students know if they are receiving an award?

Students being recognized will receive an invitation by April 30.


Do I need to purchase a stole for National Honor Society (NHS) or Beta Club?

Senior NHS and Beta Club members can purchase stoles to wear over their gowns. Additional information can be obtained from your club sponsor regarding the price and ordering of the stoles.


Will there be photographs of the events?

There will be a professional photographer at all events. All photos will be posted to their secure website. Purchase is not mandatory, but cost is minimal. Photos will be taken at all events over the weekend.
 

Can I participate in the ceremony if I do not purchase the cap and gown package?

No, you may not. All students who will take part in the ceremony MUST have the required cap, gown, tassel, embroidered stole, and diploma cover. This package must be purchased from Herff Jones.

Do I have to participate in the graduation ceremony to receive my diploma?
No, you do not. Students who have decided not to attend the ceremony must purchase the Diploma Only package from Herff Jones. Students will then receive their diploma via the United States Postal Service three weeks after graduation. You must make sure your correct address is in the system.


If I am a half credit short, can I still participate and go to summer school?

No. You must meet all academic requirements in order to participate in the ceremony. Visit our Graduation Requirements page for more information about credits needed to graduate.


Alma Mater

Georgia Cyber Academy Alma Mater
By: Lyrika Holmes

 
We are the warriors fighting through and through
Making a difference in the world a better place for me and you
We are the champions…… joining the ranks
Future leaders of our great nation standing tall today
 
Impacting generations and paving the way
Light years ahead, the champions of GCA
Impacting generations and paving the way
Light years ahead, the champions of GCA
 
We are the fearless, standing for the meek
With our voices strong and united
Never accepting defeat,
Dedicated and diligent in everything we do
Hailing integrity and excellence is true
 
Impacting generations and paving the way
Light years ahead, the excellence of GCA
Impacting generations and paving the way
Light years ahead, the champions of GCA