Mr. Smallman’s Capstone Math class teamed up with our Second graders to demonstrate how rockets work. Our Capstone Math class is working through a unit on the practical uses for quadratic equations, while Second grade is learning about force and motion in their Science unit.
Our Second graders built several rockets with the help of a Capstone Math student acting as “Technical Consultant.” Using a launch system built with PVC pipe by Science Department Chair, Mr. Smallman, students saw how an empty 2-liter bottle could become a propulsion system, capable of launching their rockets way up in the air, over their heads, onto the roof, and even (for the grand finale), through the football goal posts!
Our students had a blast while learning and the experience confirmed to our Gators what their teachers have been saying all along; learning about Math and Science is FUN!
Spirit Week is here!
In celebration of our upcoming Fall Festival THIS Friday at 6:15pm, every day this week, the entire school is participating in our “No Place Like Home” Spirit Week Theme! Today’s theme: HOME Field Advantage (Favorite Sports Team). Check out today's Best Dressed winners!
Tomorrow's theme: Make Yourself at HOME (PJ Day)
Be sure to come join us Friday night (Oct 6th)! The Parade of Floats begins at 6:15pm, Presentation of Court at 6:30, Prayer, National Anthem, and Player Intros at 6:45, and 7pm is kick-off!
The 20th Anniversary Edition Chick-Fil-A 2018 Cow Calendars are now on sale through the Junior Class! Proceeds benefit the annual end of year Junior-Senior event!
Calendars are $10 each and make great gifts for co-workers, friends, and family! Get yours today (they sell out early!) at the Collegiate Office or from any Junior at GCA.
Calendars will be sold through November 10th, while supplies last.
GCA Family and Friends, On behalf of the Administration and Aber family, thank you for your incredible generosity today! By 4:00 Friday afternoon our lobby was filled with water bottles, diapers, sheets, towels, etc. Mr. Aber needed to rent a truck instead of a U-Haul trailer in order to load everything that was brought in. Many of you also donated to his Go Fund Me account to help make this trip possible and brought in gift cards and other donations. When the GCA family shows up, they show up in a big way! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done!
"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' - Matthew 25:40
Now through May 31, 2018, each time you shop at Farm Fresh, and scan our school's 184.108.40.206 for the Community key tag, our school will earn points towards free classroom equipment.
If you need a key tag please contact your child's teacher (returning families can continue to use key tags from last year).
Thank you, Gators!
The 2017/18 school year has officially kicked-off! There was a lot of excitement in the air today as our school hallways were once again filled with our awesome Gator students!
In our Beginnings Academy (Preschool 2.5 -Kindergarten), students toted in new nap mats and backpacks half their size as more than one teary eyed parent watched their little one start their first day of school ever. In Foundations Academy (1st-3rd), students joined their teachers at drop off, being welcomed by hugs and smiles from classmates. In Bridge Academy (4th – 6th), students entered the new world of second story classrooms and for 6th graders, lockers! In our Collegiate Academy (7th-12th), students started the day in the gym, being introduced to the Collegiate Academy Faculty and Staff before hearing from our Founder and Superintendent, Dr. White. Collegiate students then signed their Honor Code Pledge, received their schedules, and were on their way!
As we begin another year, we are thankful for the many students who spend their school days with us and for the parents and families who invest in their children at GCA. Thank you for your partnership and prayers! Go Gators!