The curriculum used by G.C.A. is the Biblically-based School of Tomorrow program. Teachers focus on individualization and mastery learning with each child advancing in the subject material at his/her own speed. The academically-gifted student does not suffer from boredom while waiting for the more challenged student, and the student needing additional assistance receives the needed help. All instruction in reading is based on the phonics method. The Bible is taught daily, and students are required to memorize Scripture portions.
A child who transfers from any school will not automatically be placed in the same or next grade. Progress through school depends upon what has been learned (the student's level of achievement). Testing will be used to determine the appropriate grade level for each child. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (N.A.E.P.) recently found that only 28 percent of fourth graders were reading at a proficient level (4th grade level) and that only 21 percent of eighth graders were proficient at math. The test further showed that only 14 percent of high school seniors were performing proficiently. We expect for each child to be proficient at his/her grade level in all subjects before moving on to the next grade. Remedial work will be available for those who are not performing at grade level.
GraceChristianAcademy is fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) and by School of Tomorrow. Both of these organizations have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education. GAC has the approval of the academic affairs office of the university system of Georgia for admission of students into state universities. GAC is also recognized by the Georgia Student Finance Commission and the HOPE scholarship program.