Gainesville City Schools

Choice Enrollment for 2015- 2016
Deadline March 13, 2015

Parents of Fifth Graders, please click here for the link to our Course Enrollment page. This link will allow you to schedule your parent conference to discuss your child's schedule for the 2015-2016 school year. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

“Inspire, Nurture, Challenge, Prepare”

School Name: Gainesville Exploration Academy
Address: 1145 McEver Road
Gainesville, GA 30504
Telephone number: 770-287-1223
Fax Number: 770-535-3798
Principal: Renee Boatright renee.boatright@gcssk12.net
Administrative Staff:

Lesa Hartley, Assistant Principal lesa.hartley@gcssk12.net
Bertha Shields - Assistant Principal bertha.shields@gcssk12.net

Dudzulie Siphambili, Counselor  dudzulie.siphambili@gcssk12.net

Titia Sargent, Academic Coach titia.sargent@gcssk12.net

School hours: 7:25 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Cafeteria menus: Click here

As ONE GAINESVILLE, we will inspire, nurture, challenge, and prepare our students as we educate them to be successful in a 21st century global society.
Our students will think critically, act compassionately, work meaningfully, choose wisely, and live joyfully.



 GEA Music Fun Night
“Gettin’ Down With Mama Goose”
Thursday, November 14th @6pm,
the following Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes will perform:
El Jueves, 14 de Noviembre a las 6:00pm,

Smith, Broeker, Berry, Taylor, Cronic, Cindea, Manzel, Teaford, Parrish, Humeniuk, and Jarboe
On Thursday, November 21st @6pm,
the following Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes will perform:
Gerdts, Allis, Bassett, Clark, Rivera, Jaume, Reeves, Miller, Lathrop, McConnell, Hecht

Welcome to Gainesville Exploration Academy, a NASA Explorer School! Our NASA program initiative promotes and supports the incorporation of NASA content and programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the classrooms across the United States.

  Our children are instructed using the Common Core Standards in reading, English Language Arts and math. The Georgia Performance Standards are utilized for science and social studies using a hands-on, inquiry-based format.  Technology is incorporated to expand and motivate each child’s learning in the classroom.

Gainesville Exploration Academy strives to maximize each child’s personal and academic growth.  We understand that children have different ways of learning, interests and ways of expressing themselves.  Therefore, we design our classrooms to engage, guide and encourage children through their individual learning experiences. Flexibility within classrooms allows for instruction that is geared to meet each child’s needs.

We encourage parental involvement and support for all our student activities as well as participation in our Parent/Teacher Organization and School Governance Council.  Our extended learning opportunities such as Robotics, Chess, Gardening, Art, Chorus and the Boys & Girls Club (tutoring and afterschool programs) ignite curiosity and enrich creative abilities. We invite you to share in your child’s day by asking questions about their learning experiences and celebrating in their achievements.

Again, welcome to an exciting year at GEA …where our teachers and staff are committed to an undeniable culture of high expectations and success for all children!


Renee Boatright - Principal
1145 McEver Road
Gainesville, Georgia 30504
770-287-1223 Fax 770-535-3798




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Please see each location's webpage for more information.

Locations Telephone Fax
School Board Office 770.536.5275 770.287.2019
508 Oak Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Centennial Arts Academy 770.287.2044 770.287.2047
852 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy 770.532.7711 770.287.2011
1340 Enota Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Fair Street IB School 770.536.5295 770.287.2016
695 Fair Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Exploration Academy 770.287.1223 770.535.3798
1145 McEver Road Extension, Gainesville, GA 30504
New Holland Core Knowledge Academy 770.287.1095 770.718.9935
170 Barn Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Middle School 770.534.4237 770.287.2022
1581 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville High School 770.536.4441 770.287.2031
830 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Academy 770.287.2021
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
The International Center 770.536.0081 770.536.6771
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Learning Academy 770.287.8751 770.287.8639
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Daycare 770.287.2024 770.287.2025
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Maintenance & Bus Shop 770.536.8312 770.287.2008
816 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501