How It Works

High School

Expectations for Completing Schoolwork

At Destinations Career Academy of Georgia (GADCA), student learning and academic growth are paramount. While we offer a level of flexibility, we recognize the importance of classroom pacing and the need for students to complete their work based on set due dates.

GADCA’s high school program will be available starting in 2023 for the 2023–2024 academic school year and will take a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade of 70 percent or above on their assignments and online lessons.* Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.

Teachers provide group instruction through online synchronous sessions called Class Connects. Students are expected to attend Class Connects, which vary by subject and are scheduled by their teachers. Attending these sessions, along with completing coursework, will help students succeed.

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Enrollment

At GADCA, high school enrollment will be available starting in 2023 for the 2023–2024 academic school year.*


Attendance

Attendance is logged Monday through Friday during a typical school week. But academic progress can also be achieved during the weekends. High school students are expected to spend six hours per course per week. A student who takes five courses and spends 6 hours per week on each one is devoting approximately 30 hours per week to their course work.


Email

Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails daily.


Assessments

Our testing is purposeful and meaningful and drives our instructional practices to best serve the individual needs of your child.


State Testing

GADCA students must comply with all Georgia-mandated testing requirements.

*Destinations Career Academy of Georgia will enroll students in grades 6–9 for the 2023–2024 school year. We will add one additional grade per year until we serve all grade levels from 6–12.