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Gulf Coast Academy

of Science and Technology


A Florida public charter middle school (grades 6-8) serving 230+ students in Hernando County through a charter partnership with the local educational agency (LEA), the Hernando County School District.

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 on Instructional Methods 

  • Interdisciplinary Thematic Learning Units 

  • Rich, Challenging Curriculum With Advanced Classes 

  • Extended School Day for Teacher Access 

  • Clubs & Extracurricular Activities 

  • Array of Enrichment Extension Activities

GCA is part of Florida's public school system. All subjects adhere to Sunshine State Standards and all students are required to take the Florida Standards Assessment Test.

Our Mission

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


The Founders, Directors, and Board Members of Gulf Coast Academy envision a middle school where students can earn a quality foundation for future learning while discovering their strengths in a caring environment.

Field Activity Program

One of the most unique aspects of the GCA educational program is the field activity program. These weekly field experiences enhance the instructional program while providing safe, supervised physical activities. Field experiences may consist of combinations of events on any given program day. 

Parent / Student Links

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