GCA is a mastery-based school - students are measured on the masterful application of their grade level standards, not the memorization and recall of facts. Teachers use progress notes to communicate each student’s growth with parents. Progress notes indicate if a student is on track to achieve mastery or if he/she requires support to accelerate their goals.Read More
Community is ingrained in our DNA by God. We were not designed to exist in isolation and our students don’t learn in isolation either. Our learning environment is entirely focused on developing students to be world changing disciples of Christ. Following Jesus and changing the world can’t be done alone. It is our hope that our students learn how to be productive and engaged members of their community so that they are prepared to make their mark in the world with the help and support of other members of the body.Read More
This year our students will be focusing their attention on asking and answering the question, “What’s Your Mark?” We believe that each student is capable of powerful, deep, critical and creative thinking. This question requires our students to dig deep and consider what mark they can make on their world today, tomorrow and in their future. In this blog I dive into why common goals and expectations are important for student growth.Read More
I’m thrilled to launch a new blog I’m calling “Stoke the Fire.” Stoke the Fire is our first norm of learning at Gahanna Christian Academy and its fundamental to our DNA. It represents our commitment to encourage each other to be curious and dream big.
In this week's blog I dive into: what to expect this year, teacher learning and how YOU are a key to your child's success.