Preparing For Greatness
Grace Christian provides an academically rigorous program, grounded in biblical truth, that prepares students for the highest levels of academic performance and leadership in college and beyond.
Our College Prep classes are intellectually challenging and developmentally appropriate. Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit (DC) classes provide college-level content and requirements that keep advanced and highly motivated students engaged and thriving.
We offer a wide variety of elective courses as well, so students are able to support their long-term interests and goals. Our weekly schedule closely replicates a college experience, with courses meeting at various times throughout the week. We use modern technology coupled with 21st-century pedagogy to teach our students to think critically and deeply, prepare for college, become lifelong learners, and form within themselves the knowledge and responsibility for transformational leadership.
The Early Childhood and Elementary Curriculum is designed to prepare students for lifelong learning by building a strong academic base while fostering spiritual and social growth in a loving, accepting environment. God's Word, the foundation of our curriculum, is taught as a subject and is integrated into all other areas and activities. Along with core subjects Bible, Math, History/Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Listening and Speaking), students participate in enrichment classes such as Music, Art, Physical Education, Library, Computer Coding, and STEM Lab activities.
The Middle School years (Grades 5-6) are unique and challenging, a time of guiding these young students in developing a closer walk with the Lord. Whether in the classroom, hallways or playing fields, our goal is to impact lives positively for Christ with a faculty and staff that understands the specific needs of the developing adolescent. Our Middle School Curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of reading, computation, writing, and speaking. Students are taught in core subject areas while also being challenged to integrate all knowledge within a Christ-centered worldview.
Junior High (Grades 7-8) is a time of great growth physically, academically, socially, and spiritually. With that in mind, special attention is given to providing the tools necessary for students to develop the maturity and critical thinking skills that will propel them into High School life. A variety of opportunities allow students to become involved in activities that foster strong relationships with peers who share common interests
Because each student is a different, special, and extraordinary work of God, the goal of the High School curriculum is to prepare students for the future as well as developing the whole student. This goal is pursued through a diverse and rigorous academic program bolstered by a strong foundation in Biblical Worldview. During their time in high school, students have the opportunity to challenge themselves with numerous Advanced Placement (AP) classes, a full catalog of online courses, and Dual Credit opportunities The curriculum recognizes that the student is more than just an academics cholar and boasts a wide range of artistic and athletic offerings. The high school curriculum encourages students to embrace their interests and pursue a total education.
Technology and Learning
Every 9th-12th grade student receives a Chromebook as part of their learning curriculum. The Chromebooks are utilized every day throughout the school year. Students in grades 5-8 have access to a classroom set of Chromebooks for research, projects and supplemental learning activities.
Grace Christian has strategically chosen Chromebooks due to the enhancement they provide in the learning environment, the increased communication and correspondence students have with their teachers, and the proven security only a school issued Chromebook can provide CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE.
Chromebook Insurance is included in the cost of tuition. This insurance provides an accident/damage policy for each Chromebook issued. Replacement chargers are not covered by insurance. Replacement chargers can be purchased for $25.
Academic and College planning
With the ever changing and increasingly competitive world of college admissions, Grace Christian Academy recognizes the importance of equipping students with the knowledge and tools they need to be successful both in high school and beyond. The GCA Academic and College Planning office offers individualized counseling that begins in grade nine and continues through the senior year. Students are encouraged to discover their God-given gifts and talents, and to take charge of their futures in an environment that provides intellectual and spiritual challenge, reflection and support.
Our College Admission Counseling staff are experts in helping students navigate the college admissions process from start to finish. And, our curriculum is designed to meet the most unique or rigorous college admissions requirements, so every student can pursue a college admission that best fits their goals. Our staff invests in getting to know each student, serving as a resource to parents, making personal connections with college representatives across the country, and ultimately assisting students in selecting a college that will allow them to reach their educational, and career goals. We cultivate this process by offering individual, family, and group informational meetings, visits with college representatives, SAT and ACT advice, assistance with applications, interviews, and scholarships