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Governors Charter Academy

We are the Knights!

Governors Charter Academy (GCA) opened in August 2012 on approximately 10 acres at the intersection of Mahan Drive and Buck Lake Road in Tallahassee. The GCA facility is approximately 63,000 SF and is designed to educate grades K-8. GCA offers classes for students in grades K-8th. Governors Charter Academy is governed by Renaissance Charter Schools, Inc., and a member of the Charter Schools USA family of schools.


Governors Charter Academy will provide an inspiring and motivating educational environment that delivers real, measurable results and prepares our students to be the next generation of leaders.

Programs and Services

  • Personalized Learning Plans – Assessments are performed periodically to determine how your child will learn best. Learning styles are established to tailor lesson plans to meet the needs of each student.
  • Comprehensive core curriculum including science and technology
  • Access to PowerSchool’s Student Information System – Parents are given access to their children’s personal information through a password-protected computer-based system that allows them to monitor their progress. Parents can monitor test scores, homework and attendance on a daily basis.
  • Parent Involvement We know that children enjoy greater success in school when the adults they admire most take an interest in their education. Our students’ parents are encouraged to commit to volunteer hours each year for the school. These hours foster closer relationships and ensure a more secure learning environment.
  • Uniforms A school uniform policy is enforced. School uniforms must be purchased exclusively from a Governors Charter Academy approved vendor only. School uniforms instill a sense of pride in the school as well as each child’s individual appearance. Uniforms allow students to focus on their education instead of designer labels and fashion trends.
  • Before and After Care Program
  • Free/reduced lunch program