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Grace Christian Academy offers an outstanding learning environment led by a team of highly-qualified and nurturing teachers and support staff. GCA’s challenging and sequenced curriculum will provide students with an excellent academic education through a biblical world-view. We will utilize a combination of instructional materials from BJU Press, Abeka, and other appropriate online and hands-on resources. We are intentional and thoughtful in our review and selection of curriculum materials and active learning experiences. The elementary curriculum strongly emphasizes the basic skills of reading and math augmented by studies in English, spelling, handwriting, healthful living, science, history, and the Bible. The CAFÉ Literacy and Math models will be implemented with phonics-based reading and small-group instruction. Computer application training begins in Kindergarten and is integrated with academic classroom instruction. Students will also receive instruction in art, dance, music, STEM, physical education, and Spanish.

Testing and Accountability

Grace Christian Academy will participate in all required testing of students in grades 3, 6, 9, and 11 by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction. Student academic achievement will be assessed annually through nationally-standardized achievement testing programs.

Grading System

Grades K and 1 Mastery of Learning Standards

Grades 2-12 Grading Scale

A — SUPERIOR (90 – 100)
B — ABOVE AVERAGE (80 – 89)
C — AVERAGE (70 – 79)
D — BELOW AVERAGE (60 – 69)
F — FAILURE (59 or below)

Individual teachers are responsible for determining and publishing their system of grading for their class or subject. Parents and students are to address any concerns regarding grading policies with the individual classroom teacher.

Questions or concerns regarding grades must be addressed promptly when report cards are issued. Grades will become permanent four weeks after the end of each grading period.