Grades 5 - 8
As your student enters middle school at Greenwood Christian Academy, he or she will have access to a full array of academic courses. Students can also participate in fine arts and technical electives to better prepare for high school. Our teachers strive to integrate these various subjects in a way that shows students the "why" behind the learning. We keep our ratio of students to staff small, which allows us to invest in students and fulfill their holistic needs. In addition, we encourage our staff to provide mentorship both inside and outside the classroom. Students know that as they pursue excellence in their middle school studies, they have the support of their instructors.
"We want to expose our kids to walking a Christian life outside the walls of our building." — Mr. Dunn, Middle School Teacher
Middle school students at GCA experience biblical permeation first hand. Their classes start with prayer and devotions, setting the tone for the rest of the school day. Alongside traditional Bible classes, students also attend chapel on campus. We present students with the tools to craft a solid biblical foundation for their lives. Rather than plugging a Bible lesson into every class period, teachers strive to inspire students to think critically and actively pursue godliness. Our goal is for students to know that they have advocates in their teachers, and more importantly, that they have an advocate in Christ.
Greenwood Christian Academy students are encouraged to take advantage of educational opportunities not only in the classroom, but also beyond the borders of our school building by applying classroom knowledge to real life situations. In addition to local opportunities in the Greenwood and Indianapolis areas, students at GCA have two key opportunities to expand and apply their learning beyond the walls of our school, beyond the borders of Indiana and beyond the borders of the United States.
Middle school twitter
Parents love seeing updates from middle school educators via twitter showing what was covered. The account is private and only accessible to parents of the students.
It makes for great family discussions later.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT gREENWOOD cHRISTIAN ACADEMY
GCA encourages students to be creative within business to the glory of God. GCA hosts a shark tank style pitch day where students research, build, and pitch their innovative idea to a panel of business owners in the community.
For five years, Sean Branch has served a Christian mentor and classroom teacher for the 6th-grade students at GCA. His instruction covers the middle school Bible, math, and science curriculum. He also coaches cross country and track & field. Mr. Branch believes that God has called everyone to improve their lives and the lives of others and considers education the primary way to achieve that. As a teacher, Mr. Branch ensures that his students receive Christ-centered, well-rounded, fair instruction to foster the best possible growth in spirit, mind, body, and soul. His favorite part of the day is getting to share devotions with his class.