GEA received the National Wildlife Federation's Eco School status. The Eco-Schools program strives to model environmentally sound practices, provide support for greening the curriculum, and enhance science and academic achievement. Additionally it works to foster a greater sense of environmental stewardship among youth.


GEA has received this honor through the creation of the Pachyderm Path. The Pachyderm Path is a nature trail behind the school that is a little over a half mile around and features a scale solar system walk with QR Codes to learn about the planets. Scattered along the trail are the letters of the alphabet for the younger students to find. Along with those features there are several scavenger hunts that are connected to the Language arts, Science and Social Studies Standards. Such as a proper noun and a Colonial America scavenger hunt. There is also a Civil War interactive timeline. In order to use the trail teachers create lesson plans that connect the standards they are teaching to incorporate the activities on the trail into their plans. Dr. Palmer stated, “The next step is to try to receive the Green Flag award. In order to do this we need to further incorporate the Pachderm path into our lessons and teach our students to become stewards of the Earth.”

Eco School Status

Pre-K Information 2018-2019

GEA Kinder Corner

 AdvancED Parent Survey


Welcome to o 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!

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Parents are encouraged to complete the

Georgia Parent Survey for the 2017-2018 school year. The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone,or tablet. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish, and parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The survey is available online now through March 2, 2018, and can be accessed by clicking the link below.



Georgia Parent Survey



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