Grades 9 - 12
At GCA, we emphasize excellence and rigor. High school students at GCA can expect high standards and challenging academics covering numerous subjects. As they prepare for graduation, juniors and seniors receive personalized career and college advice from our guidance department. Even at the high school level, our staff continues to invest individually in students, serving as mentors and advocates. We support students throughout their journey, from first grade to senior year. Many students remain connected with their teachers past graduation. Several of our alumni have returned to work at with us! High school students also learn to lead the younger students as part of the close-knight community here at GCA. In high school, we aim to mold students into men and women of character and godliness.
We aspire to equip students with academic, social, emotional, and spiritual support. High school students at GCA participate in traditional Bible classes, along with chapel and devotions. They also have the opportunity to play in the chapel band. That said, biblical permeation extends beyond those activities. At GCA, we establish an environment that fosters growth in godliness. Our teachers are transparent about their faith and allow open space for conversation with their students. We seek to encourage students in their walk with God. As they enter the next steps of their lives, our goal is to see them flourish!
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 4 (NIV)
Bible Buddies pairs 7th-12th grade students with preschool-6th grade buddies. Each month, the buddies meet for a class period to focus on a project, activity, or game. For example, students met in March 2019 to discuss their favorite Bible verses. They then wrote those verses in chalk all around the school building. Bible Buddies have also packed bags for Riley hospital, joined in school-wide pep rallies, and painted stones to outline the school sidewalks.
With Bible Buddies, students have the opportunity to build relationships with other age groups. These relationships lead to the tight-knight community that defines GCA.