Parent Resources

Parents, your family's health and safety are extremely important to us. Even if we are able to eventually return to campus for in-person learning, we will continue to offer virtual instruction as an option for families throughout the 2020-2021 school year so you don't have to send your scholar back to school until you're ready.  

Genesis Families: If you are having difficulty accessing ZOOM, Please note that Zoom is having difficulty Nationwide. If the problem persists,  please look for communication from teachers as to other means to access your class session.  Thank you for your patience and again the issue is with Zoom across the country.

Genesis Town Hall - August 13, 2020

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Parent Resources
(Latest Revision May 10th)

Working together to keep you connected and informed.

Our all virtual first day back to school is August 17, 2020.

A recording of our latest Town Hall is available below.

(July 24, 2020)

Welcome to Genesis Innovation Academy

Thank you for visiting our website.

Our number one priority as we plan for reopening is to provide a safe, healthy, and engaging learning environment for our scholars and teachers. As a charter school, we have the flexibility to offer families both an all-virtual learning environment and the opportunity to return to school when it is safe, and our families and teachers feel comfortable with in-person learning. This will allow parents to make the best choices for their scholars based on their changing needs, without having to commit to virtual school for the whole academic year, or even a semester. The details of our reopening plans are being finalized and we'll keep you updated.

Our campus and school offices are closed to all visitors; however, you may reach Genesis office staff Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9 am to 3 pm.
If you have specific questions for a particular staff member, please feel free to reach out to them via their Genesis email address.

  • For Admissions and Enrollment, email, admissions@giacademy.
  • For the School Nutrition manager or for questions regarding meal accounts, email
  • For Student Support Services, email Dr. Henderson at
  • For Accounts Payable or other Finance questions, please email
  • For all other inquiries, please email

Thanks again for visiting Genesis Innovation Academy. Please stay Healthy and Safe.

Parent Updates

Parent Updates

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Parent Update: Monday, June 8, 2020
Parent Update: Friday, June 12, 2020

Dear Genesis Family, 

As promised, an update on items of concern/interest is included below.  We know that uncertainty can cause anxiety and stress, and we are committed to providing more definitive and detailed information and plans as we go forward. However, while we should not, and cannot, “drag our feet”, we also cannot rush out an ill-conceived plan. That will cause more stress than it cures. I therefore, continue to ask for your patience, knowing that we are working really hard to be a great school, with great instruction, that helps “raise” great scholars – no matter what is going on in the world.


School Year Plans – Genesis is actively planning for an on-time start to school on August 3rd.  We know that things can change but we are working on contingency plans for: all-virtual, mixed virtual and in-person, and all in-person.  This is a dynamic process so look for e-mail updates. 

Tech Survey – Please use the link below to let us know your home technology situation.  We want to make sure our plans for the fall take the needs of all of our families into consideration.

Summer Reading – You should have received Summer Reading lists already.  Please be aware that we will be changing the book reading expectations to reflect our commitment to teaching our children the Truth about Social Justice in this country.  If you have already purchased the books, please have your scholar continue to read them.  Reading is a good thing. We will simply be presenting more options and one additional requirement.  The actual assignments (not just the titles) will be sent later as well.

Report Cards – Report Cards will be sent to parents via the Power School portal in PDF form.  The process has been slowed by efforts to ensure grades are as accurate as possible given the challenges of virtual work. If you are not able to log-on to your Power School portal, please contact Mrs. Julia Neal at

Power School Grades – As per the above, we are trying to calculate the most accurate grade possible, which is more challenging that usual due to the need to fairly account for fourth-quarter grades.  Therefore, do not assume that what you see is in Power School is final. Please wait for the report card to be finalized.

Summer Schools and Supports – All families have already been contacted if they have a scholar in need of credit recovery or tutoring over the summer due to academic performance.  If you are concerned that your scholar needs summer support, please reach out to your Academy Director.

MAP Scores – MAP scores should have been sent to you by your scholar’s teacher. If that did not happen, please reach out to your Academy Director.

Item Pick-Up – Families will be able to come to the campus the week of June 22 to pick up any items left in the building.  Items will be bagged and labeled with scholars’ names.  A schedule will be created based on grade level and sent to parents.  Sibling items will be picked up together. Please look for more details soon.

Summer Camps – Just a couple of options (not recommendations) for summer virtual camps/activities that we wanted to share with you.




Gavin Samms, Ph.D.

Head of Schools

Genesis Innovation Academy


Parent Update: Monday, June 8, 2020
Academic Resources April 1, 2020
Parent Update: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
!! Important Update from Head of Schools: School Closure !!
Parent Update: Monday, April 1, 2020
Parent Update: Sunday, April 12, 2020

GIA CCRPI Score Beats State Average

Our scholars outperformed the state and their local districts on the College and Career Ready Performance Index in 2019.


2019 GA Rewards School

Our scholars have top 5% most improved testing scores in the state of Georgia


GCSA Champion for Children Award Winner

GIA Head of Schools, Dr. Samms received GCSA’s “Champion for Children Award

At Genesis Innovation Academy, a free public charter school, 
we teach subjects that matter for 21st century success.

At Genesis Innovation Academy, a free public charter school, 
we teach subjects that matter for 21st century success.


We create an environment that respects the unique needs of our daughters and sons.

We create an environment that respects the unique needs of our daughters and sons.


We cultivate a love of learning for life, through a series of rewarding hands-on experiences and projects.

We cultivate a love of learning for life, through a series of rewarding hands-on experiences and projects.


We Bring Scholarship to Life

Genesis encourages scholars to develop and walk in the path of their unique success right now.   From coding in kindergarten, to creating businesses in the 3rd grade, to stock plans in the 7th grade...our scholars are succeeding because with each unique opportunity:

  • their love of learning grows 
  • their sense of how to apply what they learn is expanded   
  • they gain confidence in who they are and how to benefit their life with what they have learned 

GIA Board Information

Next Board Meeting

Board Meeting Location:
1049 Custer Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Until further notice, all board meetings will be held virtually, please click button below for full details.
22 Oct 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
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26 Nov 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
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