Frequently Asked Question
A charter school is an independently run public school granted greater flexibility in its operations, in return for greater accountability for performance. The "charter" establishing each school is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, students served, performance goals, and methods of assessment.
No, charter schools are public schools that receive public funds. They cannot charge tuition for the regular school day. They may charge fees for before and/or after school care
Charter schools are public schools of choice, meaning that families choose them for their children. They operate with freedom from some of the regulations that are imposed upon district schools. Charter schools are accountable for academic results and for upholding the promises made in their charters. They must demonstrate performance in the areas of academic achievement, financial management, and organizational stability. If a charter school does not meet performance goals, it may be closed.
- Regular Day: 7:30am – 2:30pm
- Early Release: 7:30am – 12:50pm
- Regular Day: 1:45pm
- Early Release: 12:05pm
The student has to be at least 16 years of age, have a legal FL Driver’s License and Proof of Insurance.
Yes. All GOCA Campuses follow the DCPS school calendar.
Yes! It is a requirement. To get Parental Focus Access, please click on the following link: (Attach link to Directions on how to get FOCUS access)
There are start and end dates for each semester and specific due dates for all assignments. Students are also required to take part in graded discussions surrounding each unit. Students have flexible study schedules. However, class assignments must be completed by the due date, since this best assures strong student outcomes. If a student must finish earlier than the scheduled course end date, they can speak with their assigned teacher prior to the start of the course to discuss an accelerated schedule.
All parents with FOCUS access will be able to see their child’s grades, report cards, exams/tests and conduct.
At this time, GOCA High only accepts students in the Duval County District.
- If you are enrolling BEFORE April of 2020, please pre-enroll on our website under the “Parents” Tab. There will be a section for “Pre- Enrollment 2020-2021”.
- If you are applying AFTER April of 2020, you can stop by the GOCA Grizzly Campus – 9570 Regency Square Blvd Jacksonville FL 32225, and pick up an application in the main office.
- Make sure to bring back the application with all the required documents. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
The goal of GOCA is to maintain a manageable class size of 25 to ensure adequate attention to every student.
Transportation to and from school is not provided. However, high school students with siblings at other campuses will be transported to the Grizzly campus to assist parents with student pick-up for dismissal.
Parents are welcomed to volunteer at GOCA- High in the classroom or during various activities at the school. To inquire about school activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Parent Liaison: Mrs. West, at email@example.com.
Locker numbers and locks will/were given out during Onboarding over the summer. However, if you were not able to make it, please see the front office and ask for a locker. You will need to provide your student ID number, your grade and $5 to pay for your lock.
Yes, locker checks will take place once a month or at any given time, with or without student consent.
Security will maintain a list of locker numbers and combinations. If you lose or forget your combination, security will provide the combination to you. You MUST show your school ID Badge before a combination will be provided to you.
If a student is dismissed, or withdrawals/transfers, they will have 1 week past the date of their status change to remove all items and clean their lockers. Any items left will be disposed after one week. They must bring the lock back to Security or a fine will be assessed to the students account.
You can Store books, clothes, dry food (granola bars, chips, snacks, etc) and gym items (towel, toiletries, etc)
Below is a list of prohibited items:
Flammable materials, chemicals, explosives or weapons of any kind
Alcohol an illegal and/or controlled substances, unless prescribed to that particular student by a physician
No. Students may only register one locker at a time. Student may not affix anything to the interior or exterior of the lockers. Students are required to report any damaged lockers to the Security.
Under “Students Tab” select the document that says GOCA High School Student Parking Regulations and Procedures. That document will give you all the required documents and steps you will need to take to receive a parking pass.
Yes. As long as you provide the proper documentation – Valid Driver’s License, Valid Vehicle Insurance Card, signed GOCA High School Student Parking Permit Application with parent(s) signature.