Pataula Charter Academy (PCA) is a K-12 Georgia State Commission public charter school of choice serving Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Early, and Randolph counties. Charter schools are tuition-free, public schools that do not require any enrollment criteria other than residence in the attendance zone. PCA serves all populations of students (including students with disabilities, gifted students, English Language Learners, migrant students, and homeless students) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. If there are more applicants than seats available, students are chosen by lottery, with preference given to siblings of students already enrolled and staff or board member’s children.
Core academic classes are taught by certified personnel and follow the standards established by the Georgia Department of Education. Our students participate in all standardized testing required by the state of Georgia and must meet the same minimum levels of achievement. Pataula Charter Academy is also required to meet additional goals outlined in our charter that go beyond those minimum levels of achievement. PCA currently qualifies as a Title I school.
PCA emphasizes project-based learning, standards based assessment and reporting, a positive school culture, and parent and community involvement. We strive to offer our students a high quality education while promoting citizenship, personal responsibility, and critical thinking.
Click below for the 2017-18 School Profile.