Spirit Week is here!
In celebration of our upcoming Fall Festival THIS Friday at 6:15pm, every day this week, the entire school is participating in our “No Place Like Home” Spirit Week Theme! Today’s theme: HOME Field Advantage (Favorite Sports Team). Check out today's Best Dressed winners!
Tomorrow's theme: Make Yourself at HOME (PJ Day)
Be sure to come join us Friday night (Oct 6th)! The Parade of Floats begins at 6:15pm, Presentation of Court at 6:30, Prayer, National Anthem, and Player Intros at 6:45, and 7pm is kick-off!
On September 25th, 2017, Collegiate Academy welcomed back Algernon Tennyson as Guest Chapel Speaker for the 2017 Collegiate Spiritual Emphasis week!
Spiritual Emphasis Week is a special week for our Collegiate students to grow deeper in their faith and peer relationships. The week opened with a Chapel message Monday morning from Mr. Tennyson, followed by fun team-building activities for students in the afternoon. Throughout the week, students will hear special messages, have the opportunity to pray with others across the country during the annual See You at the Pole event Wednesday morning, and will be treated to an off-campus worship concert just for our Gators on Thursday.
Please pray for our students as we seek to shine God’s love and light on our 7th – 12th graders during this special week.
More about our dynamic Guest Speaker:
Algernon Tennyson, founder and president of Awaken International Ministries, is a dynamic and passionate evangelist with a heart for all generations. His unique speaking style captures the full attention of any audience while imparting Biblical wisdom on the many issues facing our society today. From local churches to youth conferences and camps to national organizations on university campuses, he has spoken nationwide for over 22 years, while successfully reaching across all denominational and racial lines.
Algernon has a radical personal testimony on how Jesus Christ changed his life. As a young man, excelling as an athlete, his life's purpose changed when he heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After serving in the US Navy, Algernon has pursued God's Call to speak boldly and passionately about His transforming Grace to all who would believe. This testimony, along with his gift of evangelism, has enabled him to reach youth and adults in a very powerful and effective way. (From Awaken International Ministries, Inc)
GCA Family and Friends, On behalf of the Administration and Aber family, thank you for your incredible generosity today! By 4:00 Friday afternoon our lobby was filled with water bottles, diapers, sheets, towels, etc. Mr. Aber needed to rent a truck instead of a U-Haul trailer in order to load everything that was brought in. Many of you also donated to his Go Fund Me account to help make this trip possible and brought in gift cards and other donations. When the GCA family shows up, they show up in a big way! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done!
"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' - Matthew 25:40
The 2017/18 school year has officially kicked-off! There was a lot of excitement in the air today as our school hallways were once again filled with our awesome Gator students!
In our Beginnings Academy (Preschool 2.5 -Kindergarten), students toted in new nap mats and backpacks half their size as more than one teary eyed parent watched their little one start their first day of school ever. In Foundations Academy (1st-3rd), students joined their teachers at drop off, being welcomed by hugs and smiles from classmates. In Bridge Academy (4th – 6th), students entered the new world of second story classrooms and for 6th graders, lockers! In our Collegiate Academy (7th-12th), students started the day in the gym, being introduced to the Collegiate Academy Faculty and Staff before hearing from our Founder and Superintendent, Dr. White. Collegiate students then signed their Honor Code Pledge, received their schedules, and were on their way!
As we begin another year, we are thankful for the many students who spend their school days with us and for the parents and families who invest in their children at GCA. Thank you for your partnership and prayers! Go Gators!
Faculty and Staff took a break from their work preparing for the year ahead to view the eclipse! Several students came out to join Mr. Smallman, GCA’s resident Astronomy expert, as the Gator team watched the eclipse using viewing glasses and a telescope outfitted with a solar lens.
Special thank you to Dr. Barbara Buckner, Educator and Development Specialist for NASA, for the solar eclipse viewing glasses, and to the NASA grant program administered by University of Virginia for the high-powered telescope!
Every Monday now through the start of school, Collegiate students are invited to come out and enjoy a great time with friends! Beginning at 6:30pm on the mezzanine (come through the gym doors on the right side of the building), there will be a half hour of study followed by snacks, time to talk, shoot hoops in the gym, and a few other fun games. We will wrap up at 7:45.
Snacks will be pot-luck style. Collegiate Ladies: please bring some sort of snack (chips, cookies, etc), Collegiate Guys: bring some two liters. We will provide ice, paper plates, cups, etc.