GCA High School Student News 9/15/2017
I am excited to tell you all about a new type of assessment that we will be using to track our students' progress at GCA this year. It's called the MAP tests, and we will be using it to see how much your math, reading, and English skills improve this year. Don't worry – you don't get a grade for this test! It's just our way of seeing how much you learn and how well we have taught you over the course of the year.
Next week, you'll be receiving emails about the tests from your Math, Science, and English teachers about the three different MAP tests you'll be taking. If you are dual enrolled or in Credit Recovery, one of our administrators may reach out to you about the tests as well. Pay attention to those emails, and take the tests as soon as possible.
We anticipate that these tests will show lots of growth and learning this year. Keep working hard, and be excited to show what you know!!!
Mrs. Aundrea Dickerson
GCA High School Principal
GCA Outing Day: Wednesday, September 27th!
You can find all event locations and registration information here: http://www.gacyber.org/school-blog/gca-outing-day-fall-2017
If you can't attend a face to face event, make sure you attend the Virtual High School Inning where you can play games, participate in activities, have an adventure, and more! Details here: http://www.gacyber.org/school-blog/gca-outing-day-fall-2017#virtual_innings
GCA Spirit Gear Fall Fundraiser!
GCA PTSO - Back to School Fundraiser:
- Long-sleeve Tees
- Tank Tops
Order here: https://teechip.com/stores/gcaptso
All proceeds go to assist with school related programs and projects.
Reminders from Administration
9/18 – MAP Testing begins
9/22 – Interim Assessment 1 Opens at 8:00 AM
9/27 – Outing Day! Make a plan to attend the High School Old Fashioned Fair at Stone Mountain Park or one of the regional outings! More information >>
10/2 – Interim Assessment 1 Closes at 8:00 AM
10/2 – All Cycle 1 Assignments and Mastery Activities due for full Paths to Mastery credit at 8:00 AM
GCA HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS UPDATE
GCA Inspires High School Junior to Hone Her Craft
Meet Ms. Gatch
Cassie Gatch is a GCA High School US History teacher—she’s been with GCA for going on 6 years. Cassie is dedicated to student success and works very hard to make sure that her students have everything they need, including putting in extra time to find additional resources and materials for them, creating lesson ideas and sharing them with her content team, and co-teaching so that she can provide extra support to a group of Special Education students. Cassie is diligent, a known problem solver, and caring toward her students and takes a personal interest in seeing them flourish. She is thoughtful; known for carefully crafting solutions that benefit her team and GCA as a whole. Her contributions to the US History team show that she values student achievement not only in her own classes but in the entire content area. Thanks for all of your hard work, Cassie!
Georgia Institute of Technology
Acceptance Rate: 25% (2016)
Undergraduate tuition and fees: In-state tuition: 9,812 USD (2016), Out-of-state tuition: 30,004 USD (2016)
Mascot: Ramblin' Wreck, Buzz
Typical SAT scores: 600-720 (2014), 680-770 (2014), 630-730 (2014)
North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
Georgia Apply to College Day!
Create the path to your career by participating in Georgia Apply to College Day Thursday, November 16th! More Details to come.
Fall 2017 CNA Scholarship for GCA Students!
Deadline for turning in your application is September 22nd!
Join us in the 4C Cafe
- Monday, Sept. 18 @ 12:30 PM: GA Tech Virtual College Visit
- Thursday, Sept. 21 @ 10 AM: Career 1: Finding & Exploring Occupations w. Stephanie Jackson
- Thursday, Sept. 21 @ 7PM: Graduation Information Night
Questions about courses, scheduling, dual enrollment, graduation, or post-secondary education? Click here to contact your counselor.
Freeze for Peace on the United Nations’ International Day of Peace September 21, 2017
Join Millions of People Around the World in Observing this Day of Global Commitment to Peace
Students from all over the world are invited to freeze wherever you are, take a deep breath, and think about something peaceful for 30 seconds.
Send a photo of your moment of peace to email@example.com so we can share it on our Facebook page.
Information about the Int’l Day of Peace - http://internationaldayofpeace.org/
Virtual College Visit: Georgia Tech
Monday, Sep. 18th, 12:30-1pm
This is an online event.
Get information on programs offered, admissions, student life, and financial aid.
Login for a Virtual College Visit with Georgia Tech Admissions Representative
GCA Outing Day!
Wednesday, Sep. 27th, 8am
Robert E Lee Boulevard
Stone Mountain, GA
Join GCA Families & Staff for fun outings and picnics across the state.
Details here: http://www.gacyber.org/school-blog/gca-outing-day-fall-2017
It's time once again for GCA Outing Day! Join GCA Staff for fun outings and picnics across the state. Event offerings are listed by region on the Outing Day blog post. Be sure to register for the event you plan to attend. See you at Outing Day!
Please bring signed Permission Slips to the event you attend.
Dual Enrollment information and question/answer session
Thursday, Sep. 28th, 12-1pm
This is an online event.
Join Ms. Reid for an informational session about dual enrollment- how to get started, benefits, and more! There will be a live follow-up question and answer session.
Contact: Ginger Reid
More Info: http://tinyurl.com/ms-Reid-sclass
Board Games and Parent Info Session
Friday, Sep. 29th, 11am-1pm
164-174 Burke Street
Are you a new learning coach to GCA? Have you been here for several years? This event is for you. Come get your questions answered about schooling at GCA. Need help Navigating? Want to find out how to get involved? How do you organize your day? All this and more will be discussed.
Contact: Monique Sheffield: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/P2S7Gxv4nNSJ6tnV2