Cyber Academy (GCA) is proud to announce that Senior Malik Saafir
has been selected by the Professional
Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, as a Student
Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) student. The program honors
only the most high-achieving students in the state of Georgia.
Saafir is the son of Afua and Talib Saafir of Snellville, GA. He is a
member of the National Honor Society, the National Senior Beta Club and
is a University of Georgia Certificate of Merit Recipient. Saafir is
also a dual enrollment, Move
On When Ready (MOWR) student with Gwinnett Technical College, is
active on two robotic teams and volunteers with the Fernbank Museum. He
has been accepted to Morehouse College for the fall of 2017 and plans to
major in chemical engineering and computer science.
To be nominated as a STAR student, a high school senior must have the
highest three-part SAT score based on one test taken during or before
the November test date of their senior year. Additionally, the student
must be in the top 10 percent or a top ten student in his or her class.
During the past 59 years, the STAR student program has honored more than
26,000 high school seniors.
“We are thrilled for Malik! He’s a hard-working student who is going to
achieve great things,” said Matt Arkin, Head of School at Georgia Cyber
Academy. “He’s also a great example of the rigorous education and high
level of success that can be achieved in a virtual setting.”
Saafir selected Denice Delk, his AP® Calculus teacher at
Georgia Cyber Academy, as his STAR Teacher – i.e., the teacher most
instrumental in his academic development. Together, they will be honored
at the region’s STAR luncheon, on March 17, 2017 at The Georgian Club in
Atlanta, where school officials, civic organizations, and businesses
will gather to recognize the winners.
About Georgia Cyber Academy
Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is an accredited, full-time online public
school program that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of
the Georgia public school system, GCA is tuition-free, giving parents
and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools
provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN),
the nation’s largest provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online
education programs. For more information about GCA, visit http://gca.k12.com/.
Georgia Cyber Academy
Ali Robinson, 703-483-7328