1. How much is tuition? What if I can’t afford tuition? It is our goal to never turn away a family that desires a Christ-centered education, regardless of their financial situation. GCA offers tuition scholarships for eligible families.
Additionally, GCA participates in both the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (commonly known as “school choice”). Through these programs, a GCA education is tuition-free for qualifying families. To enroll as a choice student, to go directly to the online application on the Wisconsin DPI website or visit our school to learn more.
2. What makes GCA special?
GCA is unique in that our Christian values are incorporated in every part of instruction. Our Christian Curriculum means that not only are our students being molded into the next generation of Christian men and women in religion classes, but the themes of Christianity are present in every subject taught at GCA. If you’re interested in learning more about GCA’s Christian values and curriculum, check out our education philosophy webpage.
3. What is GCA’s plan for the 2020-2021 school year?
After weeks of prayer, thoughtful consideration, and input from parents and staff, we are moving forward with planning for face-to-face instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. Though we understand the dynamic nature of COVID-19, and the fact that our plans could be altered based on government and health department recommendations and mandates, we want to be transparent of our current plans to bring students safely back to school. The entire back-to-school plan available here.
4. What health safety measures does GCA have in place to keep students safe?
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
With our safety protocols in place, students and staff will be required to wear masks.
Parents will need to provide their own masks and instruct their child on expectations of wearing it. Staff will not be responsible for ensuring that a child keeps his/her mask on throughout the day.
Those administering First Aid and First Responders will be wearing gloves and masks for emergency situations.
Any person serving food will wear a mask and gloves.
There will be a plexiglass divider separating office personnel and food servers from students and staff.
Common touch points (doorknobs, handrails, etc.) will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day.
Classrooms, including desks, will be thoroughly sanitized every night.
Coat hooks will be sanitized every night. Any items that students leave on the hooks must be in a plastic bag as hooks will be sprayed with sanitizer.
Students and staff will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the classroom. Because of this, students will be allowed to keep a small, unscented container of lotion in his/her desk.
Cafeteria tables will be cleaned and sanitized in between each lunch period.
Chairs will be sanitized in between each chapel service and group gathering.
Recess equipment will be sanitized daily.
Classrooms will be sanitized as students move from one classroom to another.
Students will be allowed to keep a small bottle of non-perfumed hand sanitizer in their desks.
Prior to the start of face-to-face instruction, parents and guardians of students will be required to sign a liability release available here.
5. Why is there a Code of Conduct/Covenant for both students & parents?
At GCA, we hold our students to the highest standard of behavior. To ensure these standards are known and met, we have our students and parents sign a covenant at the start of each year. To see what this all includes, the 2020-21 student covenant can be found here.
6. What electives does GCA offer?
GCA values a well rounded education and offers a variety of electives for students. Elementary students study art, music, Spanish and physical education twice a week. High School students have the opportunity to participate in electives such as Bible study, drama, choir, creative writing, volunteer groups, and more - in addition to art, music, Spanish and physical education.
7. What athletic activities does GCA provide for students?
At GCA sports are an important part of our community. The students learn sportsmanship through girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, co-ed track, football and soccer. More information about athletics can be found on our Sports at GCA webpage.
8. Does GCA offer free or reduced lunch for students who qualify?
GCA is not a part of the free or reduced lunch program. There is a nutritious school lunch program for students who choose to purchase lunch. All proceeds from hot lunch go to the junior and senior class trip to Florida. Students are allowed to bring their own packed lunch. Students also have the opportunity to just purchase milk.
9. What are the steps of admission at GCA? Admission procedures can be found hereon our website.