Gulf Coast Academy

of Science and Technology

Hernando County’s First Charter School


Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology is committed to providing a unique education through weekly field experiences integrated with a hands-on advanced middle school curriculum.


For driving directions please click HERE.


GCA is part of Florida’s public school system. All subjects adhere to the Sunshine State Standards. Students are required to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.



Why GCA?

· Hands-On Science Learning Activities

· Frequent Field Experiences

· Applied Mathematics

· High-Interest Social Studies Curriculum

· Integrated Language Arts and Reading Program

· Technology Education Program

· Activity Based Physical Education

· Class Sizes Limited

· Increased On-Task Time

· Disciplined Learning Environment

· Research Based Instructional Methods 

· Interdisciplinary Thematic Learning Units

· Rich, Challenging Curriculum w/ Advanced Classes

· Extended School Day for Teacher Access

· Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

· Array of Enrichment Extension Activities

The GCA Geology Unit brings students close to the Florida limestone they are studying. This limestone cavern is encrusted with the shells of millions of ancient sea creatures who tell their story of Florida’s natural history.


The founders, directors, and board members of Gulf Coast Middle School envision a middle school where students can earn a quality foundation for future learning while discovering their strengths in a caring environment.

Photos Above:

7th grade lords and ladies, castle building is part of our 7th grade renaissance unit. The planets and stars take center stage during our 7th grade Astronomy unit.

Photo at Left:

Our technology curriculum includes Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Bryce Graphics, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Access, Lego Robotics, VEX Robotics, Digital Video and More!



Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology is a proud recipient of the 2008—2010 Best Practices “Charter School Dissemination Grant.” Through this funding source we are able to offer summer seminars and free training DVDs. For more information please click the logo above.