Equip your student for college and beyond, while giving them time to pursue passions outside of academics. At GAC, one way we innovate is by creating vibrant learning environments that give our students every opportunity to grow in the ways that work best for them.
Students enrolled in online courses at Ethos School develop crucial online learning skills. All classes and teachers maintain the same high quality academics and faith infused curriculum of the GAC community. More than 600 students from across the globe are currently enrolled in Ethos School. They collaborate and learn with peers from other cultures, further preparing them for the global workforce. They gain the flexibility to add classes, deepen areas of study, and pursue extracurriculars.
Matt, one of our Ethos parents, has this to about his experience:
“Ethos has been an outstanding resource for our family. Our daughter is currently in her second year at West Point. She is a Space Science major which is an offering in West Point's physics and nuclear engineering department. She was well prepared for this rigorous academic load in part because of classes like AP Physics which she took through Ethos. Similarly, our daughter is taking Mandarin at West Point and will study abroad in Taiwan for a semester next year. Her language classes in high school were also done through Ethos, and we are thankful for how well they prepared her for college.”
The success of the Ethos School model is being proven through positive testing outcomes, productive relationships between teachers and students, and the performance of our students.
“Research suggests that online, adaptive learning environments can outperform traditional face-to-face settings. Based on research and the demand for digital skills in the workplace, education systems are moving toward more online options. Top tier colleges are leading the trend by offering Higher educational degrees via an online platform. We are preparing students for college and their future careers by offering rigorous online courses. We have been very pleased with high success rates matching those of face-to-face classrooms.”
"Imagine your child discussing anthropological concepts in AP Human Geography with students as far west as Oregon and as far east as Kigali, Rwanda. Through its online platform Ethos School, Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) is preparing its students not only for their next step in college but for the global workforce they’ll enter thereafter."
“Providing high caliber options for our Christian schools is paramount to their success in an ever changing educational landscape. Ethos School sets a high standard by providing those options with both quality of program and structure in a faith-based context, something previously known only in higher education.”
“The Ethos platform has given me access to classes I would normally never find. I believe that if a student ever feels like they’re missing out with their standard curriculum, then Ethos is the perfect place to pursue further study in any area they want. For me, this applies to classes like AP European History and AP Art History, which were only offered on Ethos. They have been some of my favorites throughout my high school years simply because they allowed me to “branch out” in my social science and history studies. I have yet to take Creative Writing on Ethos, but it is also another class offered on the platform and not directly at my school. As I am interested in creative writing myself, I am glad to have the opportunity available!"
“Ethos has prepared me for college by allowing me the flexibility to be responsible for managing my time. In the past, students were required to be physically present in classes. Thanks to advanced technology, online learning provides a flexible option for many students. Similar to college courses, Ethos allows students to work independently. I would recommend Ethos classes for other students because Ethos is a remarkable way to interface with instructors and peers online. With my busy schedule as an athlete, taking Ethos classes allows me to complete my work on my own time.”