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
Now through May 31, 2018, each time you shop at Farm Fresh, and scan our school's 22.214.171.124 for the Community key tag, our school will earn points towards free classroom equipment.
If you need a key tag please contact your child's teacher (returning families can continue to use key tags from last year).
Thank you, Gators!
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!
Summer is a great time to dive into a good book! Whether it’s at the beach, next to the pool, or before a much later than usual bedtime, summer reading helps students start the school year strong next Fall. Click here for Summer Reading materials by grade levels.
To mark the end of the school year in the Foundations and Bridge Academies, separate award ceremonies were held to acknowledge and recognize the many achievements of our students. In addition to the hard-won awards such as Highest academic average, perfect attendance, and spelling bee champ, students’ God-given spiritual gifts were recognized.
The Diligence Award, the Mind of Christ Award, the Sunshine Award, the Good Samaritan Award, the Quill Award, the Encourager Award, the Quick Wit Award, the Thorough Thinker Award, the Integrity Award, the Inquisitive Spirit Award, the Happy Heart Award and the Songbird Award were a few of the many awards paying tribute to the very special spiritual gifts each student has been given by God. It is a joy to see each student grow throughout the year and to see strengths and gifts come to light.
As we close out the year in our Lower School, we reflect on the many students and families we have served and praise God for another successful year. We will continue to pray over the summer for God’s blessing and protection on all of our Gator families, past and present, and look forward to seeing everyone again in the fall!
Third grade students demonstrated their creativity and ingenuity during their "Simple Machines" unit!
After learning about wheels and axles, students creatively used basic items such as balloons, paper rolls, popsicle sticks, and construction paper to build a machine with the ability to move from point A to point B. We might have some future rocket scientists in the group, as some of the machines seemed to fly across the table in record time!