Frequently Asked Questions
What grades does your school offer?
Is your school accredited?
GTCS is a member school of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). We are actively pursuing accreditation.
Do you serve lunches?
Is your schedule the same as the local public school?
No. While our start/end dates and major breaks are the same, GTCS is on a 4-Day school week. This means that students our school week is Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. We do offer an optional 5th day enrichment schedule on Fridays, but Friday attendance is not required for school or included in normal tuition rates. There are also a few differences to single days off throughout the school year. Download a 2016-2017 school calendar.
How does a 4-day school week work?
We have the same number of instructional hours in our 4-day school week as in a 5-day week by adding an extra hour to each school day. We have carefully planned the school day for optimal learning and offer a 5th day option for an additional fee.
Do you offer extended care?
We have before care as early as 6:00 a.m. and after care as late as 5:45 p.m. on school days.
Do you have a dress code?
What curriculum do you use?
We have carefully chosen our curriculum, and all of our subjects are taught from a Christian perspective. Curriculum publishers include Abeka, ACSI Purposeful Design, Bob Jones, Houghton-Mifflin, Saxon, and a variety of other curricular resources, including a variety of novels and project-based learning. In our early elementary grades, we value a mastery, hands-on approach to education. In other words, we know there are some disciplines that need to be mastered to give students a firm foundation on which to build their next level of learning. We also know that students learn best from a variety of approaches, and we utilize manipulatives and special projects to aid the comprehension, understanding, and application of subjects being taught. In later elementary/early middle school years, we continue to encourage a mastery approach, but we also focus on critical thinking and application.
Is standardized testing administered at GTCS?
Yes. We administer the TerraNova standardized assessment.
What are the qualifications of your teachers?
Our K4-8th grade teachers are degreed and experienced.