QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
No, as a public middle school, GCA doees not charge tuition.
Does GCA charge tuition?
Charter schools are public schools that operate under a performance contract, or a "charter" which frees them from most rules and state statutes created for traditional public schools. As part of the contract, charter schools are held strictly accountable for academic and financial results.
Charter Schools Were Created To
Improve student learning and academic achievement
Increase learning opportunitiesfor students.
Encourage the use of innovative learning methods.
Require the measurement of learning outcomes.
What is a Charter School?
The Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology is a middle school, grades 6-8 are offered.
Which grade levels are offered?
What is expected of GCA parents?
Parents are expected to: support the mission of the school; meet quarterly with the GCA staff to discuss their child's progress; contribute time and/or talent to the school; assist with certain homework assignments; keep appointments, ensure uninterrupted attendance; participate in all student-parent events; and support the teachers and administration.
Yes! - GCA offers an enhanced educational program including Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Technology, and Physical Education.
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Does GCA offer a comprehensive educational program?
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How can I enroll my Child?
Does my child have to take a test to qualify for GCA Admisisons?
No test is required for admissions, just an interest in Science and Technology.
Can GCA students participate in middle school athletic programs?
Yes, through our arrangements with the Hernando County School Board GCA seventh and eighth grade students may participate in the sporting programs offered by their zoned county middle school. Currently middle schools offer softball (girls), basketball, track, football, tennis, volleyball (girls), and cheerleading.
While uniforms are not required, GCA does have a conservative dress code which prohibits clothing which is distracting or disruptive. GCA students are required to wear a "team shirt" on their field activity day. A detailed dress code policy will be provided upon enrollment.