High School

Welcome to GCA! We are excited that you will be joining us for the upcoming school year.

This website contains many resources to smooth your transition to online high school—you might consider bookmarking it for quick reference! Should you have any questions, check out the FAQ page and don't hesitate to contact one of us here at GCA. One of the most important things you can do to be a successful high school student is to ask for help and support when you need it. No doubt, online high school requires motivation and commitment, but the results and opportunities are incredibly rewarding. We hope you have a fantastic school year!

 

Where do I start?

  1. Have your learning coach log into the Online School and set up an account if they have not already.  Then, ask your parent mentor to help you set up your student student account.

  2. Watch orientation videos.

  3. Check out the “Get Started” tab for in-depth ways to prepare for a great school year.

  4. Listen to a High School Jump Start session to learn what it takes to be successful in High School.

  5. Start thinking about college and career -- it’s never too early to start and we’re here to help!

  6. Connect with the virtual school community by attending an online club or local event.

High School Jump Start

Get a strong start on high school when you attend a High School Jump Start session! In this recorded session, you’ll meet K12 teachers who will provide you with a warm welcome and an informative overview of how online high school works at your K12 school. You’ll also get to meet other high school students who are on the same journey as you and excited to learn about your great new school experience just around the corner.  Click here to listen!

Learning Coaches: Their Role and Support for You

You will be working most closely with your teachers to complete your daily school work, but the role of your learning coach is still very important! Your learning coach is the adult in your life who is most involved in your educational experience. For many students, this person is a parent, but for plenty of students, this person can be another adult whom you and your parents trust with this responsibility. To learn more about that responsibility, encourage your learning coach to attend an online national orientation. In these orientations, learning coaches can learn great ways to support you and connect with other new and experienced learning coaches.

High School Information and Orientation Videos

So you want to know how online high school works? Check out the video links below. You can hear about it from your fellow students across the country or just go straight to the basics of the online school (what we call the "Learning Management System" or "LMS"). Better yet, try both! More videos will be coming soon!

Learn how to use the online high school here!

College and Career Preparation

Check out the College and Career Workshops schedule

 

Wondering where to begin when it comes to thinking about life after high school? Eager to explore your college and career options? Looking for support to make post-secondary decisions?

K12's College and Career Workshops are the perfect place to start!

Almost every week, we connect you with the information and resources you need to identify your interests and make informed decisions about life after high school: college, careers, and beyond. These live online workshops cover issues like making the most of high school, planning for and completing college applications, deciding what to do after graduation, and hearing from career professionals from a wide array of exciting industries.

More Questions

Have additional questions about getting started with us? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.