School Information


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 currently offers classes for students in grades K-6. For the 2014-2015 school year, 7th grade will be offered; 8th grade will be added in subsequent years. You must reside in Leon County to attend Governors Charter Academy.

School Hours

School times: 8am - 3pm
School Office Hours: 7:30am - 4pm

School Calendar

Important dates for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic year. Calendars may differ from the Leon County Schools' System calendar.

Programs & Services

  • Comprehensive core curriculum including science and technology
  • Parent access to PowerSchool's Student Information System
  • Enforced uniform policy
  • Before and after care
  • Free/reduced lunch program

Information for Parents

Before/After Care Program

Before and After School Care is available onsite.  Before care begins at 7:00 a.m. After care in available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.  See our Before and After Care parent handbook for below additional information.

Meal Service

Breakfast and lunch are available to all students. Breakfast costs $1.50 and lunch costs $2.85. Governor’s Charter Academy participates in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing is available to those students who meet the guidelines. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40. To see if you qualify to receive free or reduced price school meals, complete the application below and return to your school.

View our breakfast and lunch menus by visiting First, select your state. Next, for District select your school name. Last, for School Name select your school name again. This will allow you to view your school's menus by day, week, and month!

Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection report is available for review.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our "School Meals Have Changed!" flyer to learn more!

School Uniforms

School uniforms must be purchased exclusively from All Uniform Wear, and are sold from their store located at 1989-3 Capital Circle NE or online at Please click here for our complete uniform policy.

School Supplies

A list of supplies that are required for each incoming student will be provided at the school. These supplies should be brought in to the homeroom teacher on the first day of school.

Wellness Policy

Renaissance Charter School, Inc. promotes health in students by supporting wellness, quality nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment