Academics/High School

Becoming servant leaders for Christ.

Prepared for college, careers, and all of life.

No matter what path they start down first, our students leave Granville Christian Academy ready to change the world. They have sharp, bright minds to create and innovate, the confidence and integrity to always do the right thing, and hearts of compassion to serve others and lead their communities — to bring about God’s kingdom.

Faithful leaders called to do God’s work.

When our students graduate, they are able to defend their faith and are ready to continue seeking God’s heart in all that they do. They become deeply rooted in a Biblical worldview and equipped to follow in Christ’s footsteps, for a life of compassion and servant leadership. We encourage them to use the unique gifts and talents they have been blessed with to change the world.

A diverse set of academic and elective offerings.

We offer a wide range of class options for our high school students, so they can expand and deepen their knowledge as they determine their interests and passions. We also encourage our students to be involved in athletics and arts, to begin leading younger students and providing them with mentorship and friendship, to help them feel welcomed and accepted, and to help them become who they are called to be.

High School Curriculum

"What I love the most about GCA is that it everyone is like a family. When I miss a day of school, I miss everyone, not just my close friends, but my whole class and my teachers too. I love that we're a small school that embraces each other in unity."

– Alex Cannone, Class of 2023

"The thing I love most about GCA is our teachers. Our teachers are SO AMAZING! They inspire me everyday to be a better student and follower of Christ. After talking with friends who go to public schools in the area, I've really felt blessed in how much our teachers love us and truly want to help us be better people. I can't imagine my life without the teachers who have guided me. Because of them, I want to become a teacher as well! I want to make an impact in the lives of my students like my teachers at GCA have done for me!"

– Bethany McMullen, Class of 2023

"The thing I love most about GCA is the relationships I have with my teachers. They are so caring, to being worried about our health, to at home situations, to having trouble understanding the material in class, they are always there and willing to help out and/or pray with you."

– Maddie Abbati, Class of 2021

"I have not only grown in my faith through chapel and Bible class at GCA, but through my regular classes and everyday experiences. The teachers do a great job at applying Biblical concepts to our regular lessons when applicable. Every teacher is willing to pray for you or give you advice. I have asked many different teachers or prayer and advice throughout my years at GCA and they are always more than willing to help me out."

– Meghan Exline, Class of 2022

"I have grown so much in my faith this year because of our amazing staff! Our culture, especially in the last several months, has pulled young people in so many directions, forcing us to reexamine our values and beliefs based on Biblical truth. Being in a Christian environment during this time has really helped my faith and encouraged me!"

– Ella Pound, Class of 2022

"GCA includes Christ in everything we do. Every person here has a story of how God has moved in them. Our teachers and staff here tell you their testimonies and share how God is working in their life. Seeing and listening about how God uses those around me to further His kingdom encourages me to look for God in each part of my own life. My faith is strengthened because of this school. The things I learn here help reinforce what I learn at church and at home, and make my relationship with Christ that much more personal."

– Chloe Hansen, Class of 2023

FAQ

Are HS students permitted to leave campus during lunch?

High school Seniors are able to leave campus for lunch after applying for the privilege through the Senior Lunch Program. Freshman through junior students are not permitted to leave school during lunch unless they are with their parents or guardians. If parents wish to take their student to lunch, they should follow the procedure for early dismissal in the Parent/Student Handbook.

Do you offer Advanced Placement and honors courses?

Yes, we offer Advanced College Prep (honors) courses in English, mathematics, and science for most grades in high school, though our ability to offer both tracks is somewhat dependent on enrollment. Our Advanced Placement courses include AP English Literature and Composition, AP Chemistry, and AP US History.

Do you offer the College Credit Plus program?

Yes, students can take courses which will gain them credits toward their college careers.

What fine arts opportunities are available to students?

We offer fine Arts courses include in areas such as Art, 3D Design and Digital Media. In addition, we present a fall theatrical production and a spring musical.  Students with musical interests are invited to participate in our Chapel Worship Band.

How is the Bible integrated into the curriculum?

The Bible is integrated in our curriculum in a variety of ways.  First, many of our textbooks are published by Christian publishers who include appropriate Bible verses and Biblical Worldview thinking in the text.  In addition, our teachers organically include the Bible and a Biblical Worldview, acting as the living curriculum and walking out their faith as examples to their students.  Finally, GCA educators embarked on an initiative more than two years ago to learn the PAQ method of Biblical Integration (developed by Annie Gallagher of Transformed PD).  Through the implementation of this method, teachers are able to intentionally weave Biblical thinking and principles into their curriculum while also assessing student knowledge in these areas. This initiative is ongoing at our school.

Do you teach from Christian textbooks?

Yes, many of our textbooks are published by Christian publishers.  When choosing textbooks, Christian textbooks are our first choice.  However, in the evaluation process, as we evaluate academic rigor and scope and sequence of the texts, we sometimes discover that the available Christian textbooks do not meet our standard for academic excellence.  In those cases, we will use a secular text and may supplement with the Christian text.  In all cases, the courses are taught through the lens of Biblical truth.

Do your students take a Bible class everyday?

As we believe this is an important part of Christian education, Bible is considered a core subject and is taught every day. In addition to chapel one day per week, the K-12 classroom experience also includes Biblical integration into each academic subject on a daily basis.  In addition to this, high school students can take an elective called Family Groups where they lead a weekly Bible study with our elementary classes, under the guidance of our Elementary Chaplain.

Does GCA have chapel services?

Yes. Our high school students attend chapel bi-weekly with small group studies on the alternate weeks. Chapel services are age-appropriate and are led or organized by our MS/HS Chaplain, Pastor Mark Elliott.

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