Leon Co. School Board Approves Turnaround Plan for Governors Charter Academy

Leon County School Board
Posted at 11:00 PM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 23:00:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County School Board approves Governors Charter Academy's (GCA) school improvement plan during Tuesday night's school board meeting.

This comes after the school received a 'D' during the 2016-17 school year.

GCA Principal James Simpson said the plan includes three goals....growth, proficiency and satisfaction.

He said almost two-thirds of the school was not proficient in main subjects at the end of last school year.

Simpson says he has hired a new administrative team this year, is working to improve quality instruction and a viable curriculum, has added tutoring and is striving to build better relationships with parents.

His plan is to bring the school back to a 'C' grade.

"Bottom line is, at the end of the year, at the end of the time the kids are at Governors, we need to make sure they are ready for high school, whether it be Lincoln or any of the other schools in Leon County, make sure they are ready for that," explains Simpson. "So it's our goal, we are going to raise the bar and we're going to make sure we have high expectations and keep those high expectations, and like I said, every kid is going to leave us better than when they got to us."

Governors Charter Academy had 700 kids last year. This year, their enrollment is down to about 520.

To see the complete school improvement plan, visit$file/GOV%20SIP%20101017.pdf