Grace Christian Academy

Students at gameFrequently Asked Questions

Many of your questions can be answered by visiting the About Us page or the Admissions page. Below are some additional questions that are not directly answered on those pages. If you still cannot find the answer to your question, please feel free to call the school office at (770) 461-0137.

 

Q. Where can I find out about the school's calendar?

A. Please check our calendars page for more information about upcoming events.

 

Q. Is GCA accredited?

A. Yes. GCA is fully accredited by the GACS. The following is a statement from the GACS:

Recognition of GACS Accreditation

The accreditation program of the Georgia Association of Christian Schools has been recognized and approved by the following Georgia state boards and authorities:

 

The Georgia Board of Education:

The Georgia Board of Education has approved the Georgia Private School Accrediting Commission (GAPSAC) of which the Georgia Association of Christian Schools is a charter member. All schools provisionally or fully accredited by the GACS are entitled to benefits, including transfer of grades and credits to public schools, on the same basis as students from public schools. No additional tests over and above those required by public school students will have to be taken by students from GACS accredited schools, nor any additional measures whatsoever will be required.

 

Georgia Board of Regents:

The Georgia Board of Regents has approved graduates from GACS provisionally or fully accredited schools for entrance to colleges of the University System of Georgia (USG). However, individual colleges of the USG may place additional requirements, over and above those required for graduation by the Georgia Board of Education, on all students (from both public and private schools) applying to a particular college. Usually these requirements are based on the "Freshman Index", which is a combination of SAT scores and course grades from the student's cumulative grade point average (GPA).

For this reason, we recommend that any student planning to attend a college or university of the USG contact that particular college or those colleges no later than the beginning of the junior year of high school to be assured that the student is on track to meet admission requirements. Information on the Freshman Index may be requested from any college or university belonging to the USG.

 

Georgia Student Finance Authority (HOPE Scholarship)

Graduates of schools which are candidates for accreditation, provisionally accredited, or fully accredited by the Georgia Association of Christian Schools are eligible for HOPE Scholarships on the same basis as are graduates from public schools in Georgia. Application for these scholarships may be made through the Georgia college or university to which the student has applied.

Q. Are your teachers certified?

A. Yes. Our teachers are certified through the Georgia Association of Christian Schools.

 

Q. Does my child have to wear a uniform?

A. GRACE has a standardized dress code. Please click here to download our guidelines for standardized clothing. Please note that this document is in pdf format.

 

Q. Does my child have to attend Fayette Bible Church in order to attend GCA?

A. No, but we do ask that our families attend a local church. The admissions packet includes a Pastoral Recommendation Form to give to your Pastor.

 

Q. How large is each class?

A. Our class size varies by grade, but typically, we like to keep our classes around 20 students.

 

Q. How do I know if school is cancelled due to weather?

A. Our school will communicate via email and ParentAlert if possible. Please watch WSB-TV, or listen to AM 750, or go to the WSB website for information on school closings.

 

Q. Are there Honors classes available at the High School?

A. Yes. GCA offers an option for Honors classes starting in the ninth grade in the
following subjects: math, science, English, and social studies.
In addition, we offer Advanced Placement courses in history and English.

 

Q. What is Advanced Placement©?

A. Please click here to learn more about GRACE's Advanced Placement© program.

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GRACE Christian Academy is a K3 through 12th grade Christian school located in Fayetteville, Georgia.
We are accredited by GACS, we are members of both ACSI and GACS, and we are a ministry of Fayette Bible Church.
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