Is GCA accredited?
As a new school, we do not yet possess accreditation. Nevertheless, GCA is committed to securing accreditation through Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), one of the largest and most respected accrediting agencies for Christian schools. The accreditation process is very detailed and requires time to complete. It is hoped that accreditation will be in hand by the time our first class graduates in 2023.
Does GCA offer before- and after-care?
GCA hopes to provide before- and after-care based on student needs.
Does GCA offer a lunch program?
Students always have the option of bringing their lunches, which can be refrigerated and heated (microwave) as needed. Presently, GCA is investigating the possibility of ordering food items from local restaurants each day as a lunch option.
When is the deadline to apply for admission?
Because GCA uses a rolling admissions process, there is no deadline to apply as long as space is available.
What are GCA’s admission requirements?
We admit students who agree to abide by our attendance, conduct, academics, and financial requirements, provided we can meet the student’s needs and the family supports our mission. We meet with all new families as part of the admissions process and examine the student’s prior grades, attendance records, test scores, and other information. Is financial aid available? GCA intends to provide financial aid to students with genuine need, as long as funds are available for this purpose. Need will be determined independently by FACTS, our school management service.
How can parents be involved at GCA?
GCA desires to provide avenues for parents to be involved in many ways, including volunteer opportunities, fellowship functions, and fundraising for school needs.
What credentials do the GCA faculty possess?
While the faculty is still being assembled, GCA desires the following criteria for each teacher:
- Committed Christian and faithful member of an evangelical church
- Licensed and/or certified
- Subscribes to GCA’s philosophy of education (see Family Handbook)
- Teaches only in their licensed/certified area
What curriculum does GCA use?
Though still in development, GCA’s curriculum will support its mission, align with Kentucky’s academic standards, incorporate biblical principles, and utilize textbooks and materials from both secular and Christian publishers. GCA intends to offer traditional courses, as well as Dual-Credit, and Advanced Placement (AP) options. GCA is also exploring mentorships, internships, and other innovative learning strategies.
Is GCA affiliated with a church or denomination?
GCA is independent of and is not affiliated with any particular church or denomination. GCA is unapologetically evangelical. Our Statement of Faith provides details of the Christian convictions that we deem fundamental and essential.
How much “religion” is taught at GCA?
The Bible is at the heart of everything we do, and our entire curriculum will be taught from a biblical perspective. Every student will study the Bible as an academic core component, and all subjects are taught from a biblical worldview. Students will have opportunities to memorize Scripture, attend chapel, participate in service projects, etc. which will foster a greater grasp and appreciation for God’s Word.
What sports will GCA offer?
GCA is aware of the value of athletic activities and the benefits that they provide for students. GCA is currently assessing what sports can be offered. GCA hopes to provide athletic opportunities in tennis, track, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, cross-country, and more.
What other extra-curricular activities are offered?
GCA hopes to offer such opportunities as student leadership, speech, band, choir, vocal ensembles, drama, praise team, STEM, fine arts, and more.
Who makes policy decisions for GCA?
GCA is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. A board of directors, consisting of parents of students, professionals, and other leaders, governs the school. Day-to-day operations are the responsibility of the Head of School.
What if I need further information?
Visit our website and/or give us a call. We welcome the opportunity to give you a tour, answer questions, and discuss the “GCA difference.”