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Admission Process

Admission Process

 

For the student to be eligible for admission, the parents must profess Jesus Christ as their Savior, must be a family who desires a Christ-centered education and who agrees with and actively supports our statement of faith, core values, and policies.

 

Timeline

GCA will begin accepting applications on January 17th, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. Once you’ve submitted the Application and Admissions Fee we will schedule Shadow Days (current K-11th grade students) followed by Student Interviews for rising 6th-12th graders. Testing is required of all students except Pre-K, and will begin mid-March. Upon completion of the above mentioned items and once we’ve received all required documents as outlined on the Admissions Checklist, Parent Interviews will be scheduled.

 

Application Process

 

  • Completed Application for Admissions (1 per child)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $150 ($300 family max for 2 or more children applying)

 

Once these are received Shadow Days will be scheduled.

Admissions will contact you with details for your child’s visit.

 

  • Pastoral Reference Form (1 submitted per family as this is a family reference)
  • Current pastor on staff at your church should complete the form.
  • Teacher Reference Form
  • Character Reference Form (rising 7th-12th grade)
 
All reference forms are confidential.
We recommend that you submit the form with a GCA addressed and stamped envelope.

 

  • Copy of last year’s FINAL report card, plus CURRENT year report card
  • Copy of most recent standardized achievement test scores
  • Student handwritten paragraph explaining why he/she would like to attend GCA (Rising 6th-12)
  • Student Interview for rising 6th-12th graders
  • Admissions Testing (required of all students except Pre K)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate with the State Seal (Hospital Copy not accepted)
  • Immunization Record or notarized Religious Exemption Affidavit
  • Parent Interview

 

The admissions committee will review all candidates for admission. Applicants will be notified of the decision of the admissions committee by email, phone or mail as soon as a decision has been made regarding acceptance.

 

Additional Requirements for High School Students  

 

Sophomore, Junior and Senior Applicants must submit their high school transcript and ACT scores prior to submitting an application. Once these are reviewed by our admissions committee the admissions director will be in contact about proceeding in the admissions process. *The minimum ACT score required in order to be considered for enrollment is an 18 for Juniors and a 20 for Seniors.

 

GCA Enrollment

 

Families will receive an acceptance letter via email from the admissions staff. Parents will have 1 week to register through Renweb and create an account with FACTS. Once this process is completed your child will be an official GCA student.

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

 

 Grace Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Grace Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and other school-administered programs.