The Governor’s 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 serve grades K-8. GCA currently offers classes for students in grades K-6. Grades seven and eight will be added in subsequent years. You must reside in Leon County to attend GCA.
Programs and Services provided:
- 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.
- Access to Charter Schools USA's Student Information System (SIS) - 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 required 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.
Information for Parents
School times: 8 AM - 3 PM
2012-2013 School Calendar - Important dates for the 2012-2013 academic year. This calendar may differ from Leon County School System's calendar.
2013-2014 School Calendar - Important dates for the 2013-2014 academic year. This calendar may differ from Leon County School System's calendar.
Before and 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 additional information.
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 2012-2013 Free/Reduced Meal Application 2012-2013 Free/Reduced Meal Application and return to your GCA.
Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection reports are 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 must be purchased exclusively from All Uniform Wear, and are sold from their store located at 1989-3 Capital Circle NE or online at www.alluniformwear.com. Please click here for our complete uniform policy.
A list of supplies that are required for each incoming students 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