"May 9, 2016 was a long, hard, day that turned into long, hard years... What started out as simple labs and scans turned into a diagnosis of a rare disease that would forever change my life."
If you've ever heard the term, "Math Heaven" or "Student Utopia", then you've probably been a student (or had a student) in one of Mr. Scott Firebaugh's math classes at GCA. The year 2019-20 marked the end of Mr. Firebaugh's 45th year of teaching, the last 14 at Grace Christian Academy.
"You’re going to step into a new world, now. We educators have been talking about this, trying our best to prepare you for this new part of your life. You know, I think you’re ready."
Congratulations to the following Upper School students who have received Academic Awards for the 2019-20 school year. These students have been identified because of their excellence in the classroom, exceptional work, positive attitudes, and more.
Congratulations to all of you!
The GCA community has shown remarkable resiliency, creativity, and flexibility as the administration made the difficult decision to transition to distance learning on March 25, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so thankful for the amazing GCA families and staff who have worked so tirelessly to support our students through the last quarter of the school year.
Distance learning at Grace Christian Academy has required a sudden shift in thinking, along with ingenuity, creativity, and flexibility on the part of staff, students, and families. Several of our teachers have shared how the distance learning experience has touched their lives just a few days into the experience...
Enjoy hearing from GCA MS teacher, Mrs. Jill Schwahn, as she reflects on this unexpected season as an educator!
One of GCA's longtime vendors has had employees stationed in Cookeville, Tennessee completing work on a project. The company owners, who are former GCA parents and GBC members, received a compelling text from the project foreman who experienced the devastating tornado that recently struck the area and witnessed the unbelievable destruction.
Even as the storm began to subside, he and a teammate spent the rest of the night going door to door assisting people in need. When they returned to the area of destruction the next day, he was so deeply moved that he sent the following text to his boss back in Knoxville. Those who have read his reflections have been touched and inspired by his words.
"Our desire and motivation to serve should because of our genuine love and compassion for others. Jesus has flipped the everyday thinking of mankind when it comes to service."
"From dedicated teachers, to intentional professional development, to revising programs to be the most beneficial, GCA gives more than lip service to being Excellent."
"At GCA, we believe that children will flourish when there is consistency in the message that students hear at school, at home with their family, and at their local church."