Complete an application form in its entirety for each student you are enrolling.
Send the completed application(s) and $100 registration fee to Grace Christian Academy, 8420 W. Beloit Rd., West Allis, WI 53227, Attn: Cynthia Hummitzsch, Administrator. This should be done as soon as possible. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL ALL OF THE OTHER FORMS ARE COMPLETED to submit your application(s).
Each student’s application must include: - immunization records - can be faxed from Doctor’s office to school fax at 414-327-4386 - Tuition Agreement - Parent Agreement - Covenant signed by student and parent - Release of Records, signed by parent
An application received without the registration fee of $100 will not be processed.
Upon receipt of your application(s), a formal request for the applicant’s school records will be made to the school last attended. This request will be made by the school, but must be signed by the parent.
Each new family must be personally interviewed by the Administrator of Grace Christian Academy. Presence of both parents at this interview is required except under unusual circumstances. Report cards should be brought at the time of the interview. Parent(s) will be notified by the school office when this interview will be scheduled.
Each new student applicant must be tested. The results of the test will be discussed with parent and/or guardian prior to admission to the school. Placement is based on the results of the testing.
Have your pastor or his designated representative complete the Pastoral Reference on each of the student application forms. At least one parent and/or guardian must profess faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Students transferring into Grace Christian Academy must have a record that does not include any disciplinary actions for the previous semester. (Expulsions, suspensions, truancies, involvement with drugs or alcohol, etc.)
After the above steps have been completed, a final evaluation will be made. This evaluation is based upon the following: - Application Form and Test Results - A personal interview with the Administrator - Past School Records and Health/Medical Forms - Pastor’s Reference After the final evaluation all applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance.
GCA admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school administered programs.
FOUR & FIVE YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN
The student’s birthday must occur before September 1st of the school year.
All K4, K5 and 1st graders must show an original birth certificate at time of application.
Students will be accepted, all things being equal, in order of the date of receipt of application and registration fees paid.
FAST FACTS ABOUT GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY:
Founded in 1994
Independent non-denominational Christian School
ACSI Member (Association of Christian Schools International)
WRISA, Accredited Member (Wisconsin Religious and Independent School Accreditation)
WCRIS Member (Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools)
Purchased current building with Grace Community Church in 2002
(GCA owns 67% of building, GCC owns 33%)
Appointed 4 member School Board
Operates under a balanced budget
Grades K4 through 12th grade
Full day Kindergarten program
Full day or half day programs for K4
Current enrollment: 225
Average class size: 15
95% of GCA graduates continue to post HS education or trade programs.
Average GCA ACT Score: 24.3, which is 3.2 points higher than national average
Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball (Currently suspended until further notice due to COVID-19)
Member of Indian Trails Athletic Conference
High School Pep Squad (Currently suspended until further notice due to COVID-19)
Art and Music programs
Year Book Staff
Big Buddy, Little Buddy activities
Student Activity Council
National Honor Society
Junior/Senior mission trip
High School internships
Programs/fund raisers to help reduce tuition costs
Teacher Retention: Average term of current staff is 9.4 years
Christian Curriculum- Bob Jones
GENERAL SCHOOL-WIDE PRINCIPLES
Behavior that hurts the individual’s testimony while away from school will be considered serious. The testimony of Grace Christian Academy is a very important asset to every student and to the entire school. It is to be guarded as one of our most valued treasures. Students who by their attitude, dress, and/or behavior give evidence of not wanting to uphold the testimony of the school may face suspension and possible expulsion.
In keeping with the Wisconsin Statute 947.0125 harassment of any kind on computer systems is not allowed. This includes bullying, intimidation, and abuse as well as obscene, lewd or profane language and pornographic material.
Cell phones turned in upon arrival. (Electronics, headphones, i-pods, i-pad, etc.)
Locker policy for grades 7-12: Grace Christian Academy retains ownership of all lockers. Lockers can be searched without the student’s prior notification or consent. Searches may be conducted by the administrator or his/her designee
All students must be in class for the full day.
Students may not chew gum or eat candy at school or on buses. Eating outside of the lunchroom or classroom is not permitted except with permission.
No hats are to be worn in the building.
Students need permission from a teacher or office staff for non-emergency phone calls.
Soda is limited to junior high and high school students during the lunch hour.
Snow throwing is not permitted
Students may not pass or write notes anytime throughout the school day.
THE FOLLOWING OFFENSES WILL BE HANDLED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCORDING TO THE DISCIPLINE PROCESS:
Defacing school property
Possession of Answer Keys or Manuals
Expulsions from class for disruptive behavior
*Drugs are defined as any substance that alters perception or behavior reducing that individual’s ability to function appropriately in the academic environment.