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From the Director: Dr. LaNisha Tindal

Welcome to GOA! I am excited to begin my 4th year as Director.   We are well on our way to having a tremendous year.  The 2015 - 2016 school year was a year of great achievements. We accomplished many things last year: 5  Evening High School graduates, 17 Adult Education graduates, MAP test gains, among many other things.

The teachers, staff and students work collaboratively each day to provide all students with a quality education. There are three programs that fall under Gordon Odyssey Academy: STAR Academy, Behavior Modification, and Fairfield County Adult Education.  The students we serve are given the extra attention they need to help them reach their goals of behavior modification and/or high school graduation.  We are not just the alternative; we are the standard of excellence. GOA's standard of excellence resonates throughout our building and community.

Lastly, I'd like to welcome new staff member: Ms. Rochell Ginyard,  special education teacher assistant. Together, with our returning staff members, we plan to take our students on a journey Where Greater Opportunities Await!  

 Educationally yours,

LaNisha C. Tindal, EdD 

South Carolina State Testing Dates*

May 9, 2017: SC Ready Test (Writing)  & End of Course (English I)
May 10, 2017: SC Ready Test (Reading) & End of Course (English I)
May 11, 2017: SC Ready Test (Math) & Writing Field Test (Grades 9 -12)
May 16, 2017: SC PASS Test (Science) & End of Course (Biology I)
            May 17, 2017: SC PASS Test (Social Studies) & End of Course (US History)

*Parents/Guardians: Please make sure students are present each day and arrive to school by 7:45am. 


2016 -2017 Teacher of the Year
Mr. Douglas Elder, Science Teacher

 2016 -2017 Classified Staff of the Year
Ms. Sandi Gratic, Social Worker



  • SC State Testing (Please Make Sure Students Report to School by 7:45am) May 9, 2017: SC Ready Test (Writing)  & End of Course (English I)May 10, 2017: SC Ready Test (Reading) & End of Course (English I)May 11, 2017: SC Ready Test ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 2:51 PM by LaNisha Tindal
  • SC State Testing April 25, 2017: SC Ready TDA Field Test (Practice Writing Test) 
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 2:47 PM by LaNisha Tindal
  • End of Course Testing Schedule  Monday, December 12, 2016: English I, US History & Constitution,  Tuesday, December 13, 2016: Biology I,   Wednesday, December 14, 2016: Algebra I   Make-up testing: Thursday- Friday, December 15-16, 2016
    Posted Dec 8, 2016, 12:17 PM by Sandi Gratic
  • Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Students and staff, please join us in wearing pink shirts each Friday in October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
    Posted Oct 12, 2016, 7:05 AM by LaNisha Tindal
  • Quarter 1 Exams All GOA students will adhere to the following exam schedule.  Please be sure your child studies nightly, gets a good night's rest, and arrives to school on time each ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2016, 7:02 AM by LaNisha Tindal
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Welcome Ms. Rochelle Ginyard! 

Ms. Ginyard is our new Special Education Teaching Assistant. She has previously worked at GOA in the capacity of long-term substitute and decided to join our staff permanently. We do not consider this an addition to our staff but a reuniting with a family member. 

We are so elated to have her here!