Superintendent Letter

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Letter from Our Superintendent

Welcome to Graduation Achievement Charter High School (GACHS), the state ’ s first virtual charter high school! We are a statewide, single-school district serving more than 1,5 00 students in more than 230 cities and towns across the state. We have students in more than 75% of the counties in Georgia.

GACHS experienced more than 850% growth in enrollment in our first year of operation, demonstrating that there is a strong demand in this state for flexible, online education options for secondary school students. We are fully accredited by SACS CASI and Accredited With Quality (the highest designation) by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Our graduates are HOPE-eligible.

We offer our students more than 30 Pathways to career and college
via our statewide partnership with the Technical College System of Georgia, access to Georgia college and univ ersity credit via Dual Enrollment (at small or no cost to families) and our own Advanced Placement program. When you choose GACHS, you choose a virtual public high school t hat employs Georgia-certified teachers and administrators. You also choose a school that provides your family with constant contact opportunities. You will be ass ig ned a success coach (mentor) you can depend on. Timely responsiveness to communications by students and parents is our primary organizational goal.

We listen to our families, and your comments and suggestions help us shape o ur programs as we engage in a constant process of review and improvement of the customer service experi ence. In our fifth year of operations, we will continue our commitment to create the best custom er service experience that families and students can receive in a virtual high school.

For families living near downtown Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah, we offer the Graduation Achievement Centers of Georgia, designed to provide additional academic support to students at high risk of not finishing high school. We offer additional online support in literacy and math. All students can access certified teachers for live online tutoring daily Monday through Thursday, with additional days and hours by appointment, in our Interactive Research Center.

You have a choice for public education for your child in Georgia, and we never forget that. If you are considering Graduation Achievement Charter High School for your child , we invite you to contact us and ask questions. If you have already enrolled your child, we are honored by you r choice of GACHS. If you are a returning family, we welcome you back and thank you for your trust in us.

Welcome to the 21 st Century, where we have removed the walls, the clocks, and the barriers for access to quality public education.