Welcome to the George Gervin Prep Academy

Welcome to the online home of the George Gervin Prep Academy. We provide a free, public charter school to students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. GGPA is a tuition-free charter school that prepares students to compete globally by infusing traditional and blended technology learning. Starting in kindergarten our students use up-to-date technology devices and systems necessary for our current computer-based generation. We strive to meet the individual needs of the whole person through innovative, comprehensive, and culturally-sensitive services to positively impact the lives of our students and their families. When GGPA students complete our program and move to the high school settings, they possess strong organizational and social-emotional learning skills.

GGPA is part of the George Gervin Youth Center based out of San Antonio Texas. We encourage community members of the Phoenix metro area to find out more about us and our parent organization. Browse through the pages of our website to find out what GGPA can do for you and your family.

A Message from the Superintendent

Phoenix Community, 

The George Gervin Prep Academy is a Charter School under the George Gervin Youth Center that is dedicated to serving children, their families, and the community at large. Since 1991, we have worked hard to provide innovatively designed and culturally sensitive services in San Antonio, and we branched out in 2012 with a prep academy in Phoenix.

Our primary aim is to assess and meet the individual needs of the whole person, specifically aimed at the needs of at-risk and disadvantaged youth. We also work with community members to provide affordable housing alternatives for senior citizens, transitional housing and training programs for young adults, and a variety of other community-based efforts.

I invite you to learn what GGYC and GGPA is all about and take advantage of our many programs. We appreciate the community support, which makes the continued success of youth in our area possible.   

Barbara Hawkins


Barbara D. Hawkins

Barbara D. Hawkins

Our Mission

The George Gervin Prep Academy aspires to create an elite learning community that eliminates academic barriers while enveloping the students, parents, and faculty in an atmosphere of academic creativity and motivation that prepares students for success today and into the future.

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