Georgia Superintendent of Schools to Recognize Georgia Cyber Academy for Family Engagement




ATLANTA, GA– November 8, 2016–Helping to debunk a longstanding myth that online families are not sufficiently engaged in student learning, Georgia Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods will visit Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. to congratulate the virtual school’s family engagement team for winning the Department of Education’s Parent Engagement Month video contest.

The winning video, produced by GCA family engagement members and shown to more than 1,200 parents and educators at the 2016 Georgia Family Engagement Conference, showcases specific strategies and best practices for parental involvement in student learning.

“We conduct regular and meaningful engagement with the families of our students,” said Maria Blencowe, GCA’s high school family engagement coordinator, who produced the video. “We’re demonstrating we are a real school just like all of the others in the state of Georgia.”

Superintendent Woods will present the family engagement team with a certificate at an assembly during Wednesday’s visit. In addition, he will have a brief meet and greet session with GCA’s Student Advisory Council and will tour the school’s classes and offices. You are cordially invited to go “behind the scenes” to show your audience how virtual learning works!


Georgia Cyber Academy, 1745 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30349


Wednesday, November 9, 2016; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.


10:00 Tour GCA Classes and Offices
10:20 Assembly

Student Performance

Welcome – District Principals

Greetings – Matt Arkin, Head of School

Winning Video

Certificate of Award Presentation – Mr. Richard Woods

Reflection – FEC and Student Representative

Closing – Matt Arkin
10:50 Student Meet & Greet with GCA’s Student Advisory Council

About Georgia Cyber Academy

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is an accredited, full-time online public school program that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Georgia public school system, GCA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about GCA, visit

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