Strong Start Steps to Success

Step 4: Get Connected

You are not alone. Being a family in a statewide school means you have access to an active and vibrant community. There are many avenues for you to get engaged, be involved, and make connections.

Attend an Event

Find an event near you! We hold events throughout the state that are planned by our school, our teachers, and our parent leaders. You can find opportunities to meet other Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) families in your area or other areas of the state by visiting our GCA Events Calendar.

Join GCA's Vibrant Community

One of the ways GCA Learning Coaches can communicate with each other is via closed Facebook groups that are organized and managed by our parent organization, the GCA PTSO. Joining these groups will allow you to connect with other GCA Learning Coaches who can help you get answers to questions, find information about parent-led events, discover what's going on in your community, and build relationships with other GCA families.

Regional parent leaders are actively involved in planning student outings in their own Georgia region. They are passionate about helping new or struggling Learning Coaches be the best they can be! Regional communication and activities for students and parents/Learning Coaches can be found in the region's Facebook group or by contacting the regional parent leaders via email. You can find which region you live in, links to regional Facebook groups, and parent leader email addresses on our Regional Contacts page.

Meet Your Family Engagement Team

Family Engagement Coordinators (FECs) are liaisons between the teachers, staff, and the community as a whole, working with all departments at GCA to provide the best support to Learning Coaches in order to meet high academic standards as a part of the GCA Parent and Family Engagement Policy. The vision for Family Engagement is to help all parents and Learning Coaches become active partners in their child's education, feel supported and empowered by GCA staff, and get connected with other GCA families and the GCA community as a whole in order to guide their child toward academic success.

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Kristy Howard

Elementary School Family Engagement
Kristy Howard
404.334.4790, ext.1098

Veronica Okpani

Middle School Family Engagement
Veronica Okpani
404.334.4790, ext.663

Maria Blencowe

High School Family Engagement
Maria Blencowe
404.334.4790, ext.799

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