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News 2016-17


GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY IS NOW OFFERING A CLASS IN OMNIBUS

What is Omnibus: The word “Omnibus” is Latin, meaning “for all.” Although Omnibus is one course, it covers three subjects: history, theology, and literature. Its ultimate aim is for students to think critically with a distinctive Christian worldview as they read the great classics and works of theology.

How it works: Students will take the Omnibus I (Primary and Secondary) self-paced video course through Veritas Press. Twice a week students will gather under the oversight of Steve Hall (GCA’s headmaster) and other qualified teachers to discuss the material in keeping with the true nature of classical education.

The students may either watch the videos at home or on campus.

Purpose of Gathering: To provide accountability, oversee the student’s learning, give guidance, answer questions, lead discussions, and offer suggestions for further discovery.

For Whom: 9-12 grade

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays (9 am-12 noon) Class meeting times will follow the school’s calendar year

Where: GCA

Cost: Registration: $250
          Course: $600
          Tuition: $1,500
          Books: Pay through Veritas Press or find on your own

For more information about Omnibus: https://www.veritaspress.com/selfpaced/omnibus.html
For more information about the class, contact Steve Hall at shall@gcanv.com


 

Congratulations to Zane Cummings (7th Grade), our May 2017 “Student of the Month” award winner with proud mom below.

GCA May 2017 Student of the Month: Zane Cummings

 

Congratulations to Jade Chapman (6th Grade), our April 2017 “Student of the Month” award winner with proud dad (& pup) below.

GCA April 2017 Student of the Month: Jade Chapman

 

Congratulations to Caitlin Taylor (3rd Grade), our March 2017 “Student of the Month” award winner with proud dad below.

GCA March 2017 Student of the Month: Caitlin Taylor

 

Congratulations to Remi Cummings (5th Grade), our February 2017 “Student of the Month” award winner with proud mom below.

GCA February 2017 Student of the Month: Remi Cummings

 

Congratulations to Jackson Palmer (3rd Grade), our January 2017 “Student of the Month” award winner with proud parents below.

GCA January 2017 Student of the Month: Jackson Palmer

 

Congratulations to Kylie Johnson (6th Grade) for receiving a $500 scholarship for showing her bulldog named “Kickstart” at the Rose City Classic Dog Show, January 21, 2017 in Portland Oregon.

GCA Student Kylie Johnson with her dog Kickstart

 

Congratulations to Brysen Clark (2nd Grade), our December 2016 “Student of the Month” award winner with proud parents below.

GCA December 2016 Student of the Month: Hannah Palmer

 

Congratulations to Hannah Palmer (8th Grade), our November 2016 “Student of the Month” award winner with proud parents below.

GCA November 2016 Student of the Month: Hannah Palmer

 

Congratulations to Laureli Clark (4th Grade), our October 2016 “Student of the Month” award winner with proud parents below.

GCA October 2016 Student of the Month: Laureli Clark

 

Congratulations to Bethany Manzano (1st Grade), our September 2016 “Student of the Month” award winner with proud parents below.

GCA September 2016 Student of the Month: Bethany Manzano

 

Introducing our 2016-17 Student Council:

President: Zane Cumming
Vice President: Emma Sufka
Secretary: Kylie Compton
7th-8th Grade Rep.: Silas Wheeler & Mateo Zeron
6th Grade Rep.: Jade Chapman
5th Grade Rep.: Remi Cummings

GCA Student Council 2016-17


News Archive

School year 2015-2016

GCA Forms & Links

Enrollment Application Form 2017-18 (pdf)

Tuition and Fees Packet 2017-18 (pdf)

Parent Involvement Program Form (pdf)

Student-Parent Handbook (pdf)

Gradelink (link)

FACTS (link)

FACTS FAQs (pdf)

Calendar

• View/download our School Calendar 2017-18 (pdf)

• View/download our School Calendar 2016-17 (pdf)

• View/download our School Calendar 2015-16 (pdf)

Supply Lists

View/download the following suppy lists:
Kindergarten (pdf)
1st Grade (pdf)
2nd Grade (pdf)
3rd-4th Grade (pdf)
5th-6th Grade (pdf)
7th-8th Grade (pdf)

Uniforms

Uniform Guidelines

Polo shirt OR Oxford style shirt (girls and boys):
  • a. short or long sleeve
  • b. solid navy, burgundy, grey, hunter green, or white color (with or without GCA logo stitch**)
  • c. purple polo with GCA logo stitch**
  • d. may be worn with a black, navy, or burgundy tie (optional)
Sweater, vest, cardigan, GCA sweatshirt (girls and boys):
  • a. allowed over shirt or blouse
  • b. sweater may be navy, black, or white color (with or without GCA logo)
  • c. GCA logo sweatshirt allowed at all times
Pants OR shorts (girls and boys) OR capris (girls only):
  • a. belt loop style and worn at the waist
  • b. solid khaki, navy, or black color
  • c. walking short length for shorts (knee length)
  • d. not tight, skinny, undersized or oversized
  • e. no denim fabric, bellbottoms, or cargo styling
  • f. may be worn with a belt (optional)
Skirts or skorts or jumpers (girls only):
  • a. khaki or navy solid color
  • b. knee length (touching the floor when kneeling)
Shoes (girls and boys):
  • a. no open-toed or open-backed shoes
  • b. must be worn with socks or tights

As the school determines, events and field trips may call for other clothing options. Grace Christian Academy may adjust and amend the dress code to suit an activity.
**All purple and “Lion” GCA logo items are specially ordered through the school office.

Free Dress

On the last Friday of the month that the students are in school, free dress will be allowed for students. On those days, students are expected to follow the dress code below. Additional free dress days may be added when Student Council has gone through the proper process to obtain approval.

P.E. Dress Code & Supplies

Kindergarten through grade 2:
1. GCA Logo Purple T-Shirt* (order through the school office)
2. Good athletic shoes
*These selected items may be worn on the day of your scheduled P.E. class.

Grades 3 through 8:
Students will come to school in the normal dress-code attire and change into their P.E. clothes during their lunch break.
1. Small gym bag (to hold contents listed below)
2. Good athletic shoes
3. GCA Logo Purple T-Shirt* (available through the school office)
4. Navy blue or black knee-length athletic shorts (no short shorts) and/or navy blue or black warm-up/ sweat pants (no leggings or yoga pants)
5. Sunscreen, sunglasses, visor or hat, towel, water bottle

Students in grades 3 through 8 who fail to dress for P.E. will receive a lower grade for that day. In addition, participation may be limited as a result of clothing choice and the level of activity.

Dress Code

Grace Christian Academy is a workplace for students and teachers. All are to dress in a way that facilitates our work and that shows respect for the school and for others. If unsure whether or not an item meets the spirit of the dress code, consider if the item conforms to school activity, is modest, is in line with the uniform guidelines (below), and whether or not the item will draw extra attention toward the wearer and away from the school as a workplace. If still unsure, please check with a teacher or the office prior to wearing the item to school.

General Notes:
• Neat and clean helps.
• Hair is to be naturally colored, neatly groomed, and conservatively styled.
• Shoes designed for laces are to be worn with appropriate, tied laces.
• If a student becomes cold in a classroom he/she may wear a sweater or a GCA Logo item.
• Outerwear coats, jackets, non-GCA sweatshirts, and hats are to be worn outside only.

The following items are not within the dress code and are not to be worn to school:
• Tee-shirts, halter tops, tank tops, midriff shirts, low-cut tops, tight-fitting tops or body suits, sweat suits, wind suits, sun dresses with spaghetti straps, and any bare-shouldered garments
• Cut-off shorts, tennis shorts, bike pants
• Baggy, sagging, or dragging the floor clothing
• Excessive jewelry, makeup, or perfume that is looking for attention or is too obvious
• Visible tattoos or jewelry in pierced body parts (other than simple earrings for girls)