Charter school has 500 additional openings

Special to The Times

Georgia Connections Academy, a free public virtual charter school open to students from every county of the state, has 500 additional openings for students in grades K-12 for the upcoming school year, said Executive Director Heather Robinson.

Parents are encouraged to start the enrollment process now. Parents can enroll their child online at or call the enrollment help line at 800-382-6010 or the school at 678-825-3258.

“We are excited to offer openings, but it is also late in the enrollment game. If your child is not happy with their school assignment or if virtual schooling would help your student excel in the 2015-2016 school year, contact us now,” said Principal Robinson.

Information sessions are scheduled throughout the state and online. To find the session nearest or most convenient for your schedule, parents can go to The information sessions review the school’s curriculum, programs and provide opportunities to ask questions of teachers and currently enrolled families.

About 4000 students were enrolled in the free public school last academic year. Executive Director Robinson said she and her staff are there to help families transition from a traditional brick-and-mortar school to the joys, freedom and flexibility of an online, public education.

“We are like any other school in that we meet state curriculum standards, require testing accountability and offer students all the opportunities of clubs and field trips. But we also offer personalized instruction, and high quality electives. I encourage you to find out how we can help your student now,” said Robinson.

She said Georgia Connections Academy offers each child a personalized learning plan that addresses their interests, learning pace and schedule.

“Our goal is not only just for our students to graduate,” said Robinson. “We work to ensure our students experience success after graduation, whether in college, trade school, or the workplace.”