The Principal serves as the instructional and strategic leader for the school; provides instructional and professional leadership to faculty and staff members; administers all components of a school including instructional leadership, curriculum implementation, monitoring of instruction, maintenance of physical plant, budget management, decision making based on data, builds a safe and engaging learning environment, and ensures compliance with state and federal laws.
Georgia Connections Academy is a tuition-free, full-time virtual school for students in grades 5-12 throughout Georgia. The school is authorized by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission and governed by an independent Board of Directors, with a mission to maximize academic achievement for students who are seeking other academic options. The school is operated by Georgia Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Georgia, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED, and GACA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
At the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), we believe that all students deserve an excellent educational opportunity regardless of their background. Given this fundamental belief, GCSA developed its charter school incubator program, which works to address Georgia’s educational needs by: