At GAC, we are a family. And families stick together, through good and bad.
These are unprecedented times and we are learning to navigate the new reality as a community. From the way we learn to the way we gather, everything looks different. And yet some things remain the same: GAC's commitment to each family, faculty dedication to each student, and our support and love for one another as a whole.
As a community, we want to seize every opportunity to pursue joy and do good, in our families and in our communities, through this challenging time. Our hope is to come out of this season more resilient than before. Let's continue to encourage each other by sharing messages on social, engaging in the #GACfamilychallenge, leaving feedback for administration and faculty through our feedback form, and paying GAC's credit forward to families who are in need in our community.
Thank you is not enough! A thousand thank you's still seems inadequate. I have to tell you how much this morning meant to our Senior, Jake, and to our family. From the moment we drove on campus our spirits were lifted. THEN... to see the staff and faculty of GAC there to cheer for and encourage our child and our family was truly the greatest event I have ever been a part of at GAC. As an alum, parent of a alum, current parent, and board member I have never been so proud to be a part of the GAC community as I was today. Your efforts and planning the Senior Drive Thru were top notch. The enthusiasm of the teachers, staff, counselors, coaches, trainers, bus drivers, maintenance staff, and last but not least the Sheriff deputies was wonderful and brought tears of joy to my eyes. I am forever blessed, as is my family, to be a part of this wonderful school.
Parent of 10th and 12th Grade Student
Wow! I am so blown away and blessed by GAC's efforts to credit back money to families during this COVID-19 crisis. As a parent of three children at three different private schools right now, I can tell you GAC is the ONLY school that has gone to such measures to support and GIVE BACK to their community. This was totally unexpected and a obvious glimpse into the Holy Spirit's influence in your leadership. We can't wait to pay this unexpected blessing forward. Thanks for inspiring and encouraging us all during these unprecedented times!
Parent of 9th Grade Student
Thanks for providing a well-organized and supportive learning environment! My husband and I both work (remotely) in health care related industries and having teachers and administrators remain engaged on a normal schedule with our children has been such a blessing at this time! Thanks so much and many blessings!
Parent of 11th, 9th, and 5th Grade Student
We feel incredibly grateful that our children are able to have a daily routine with the online video conferencing provided at GAC. We are appreciative of all the teachers and faculty who have made this happen and provide the closest thing to an actual school day. Kids thrive on routine and we feel blessed that during these times, these kids have that to cling onto. Thank you, thank you to all of the amazing teachers and administration for providing such a positive environment for these kids!
Parent of 8th and 10th Grade Student
I would like to take this time to send my deepest appreciation from my family to the entire GAC Administration/faculty, especially those who are in direct communication with my son. We are beyond impressed with the communication and support from Dr. Harsh with his daily encouragements; all of Cross' middle school teachers with their efforts in keeping Cross inspired during digital learning; Principal Edwards with his immense leadership skills; and Coach Joyner who keeps Cross motivated during this time away from baseball. We are so blessed to have a community such as GAC to help guide us through these difficult times. I thank God every day for such a dedicated community. We are beyond the moon that we chose GAC for our son. During these times, this school has demonstrated itself to be so much more than a premier private school educational institution, but also a caring and dependable family. Words cannot express how blessed we feel right now. Thank you so much.
Parent of 7th Grade Student
GAC's staff, teachers, and GAC's Leadership have been exceptional in these unprecedented times. Many schools and school districts are still trying to get prepared to educate their students during this pandemic. GAC was already prepared and our students and families are benefiting from the administration's vision and use of technology. The level of efficiency from the teachers and the informative communication from leadership and the administration is impeccable. Thank you!
Parent of a 7th Grade Student
I just wanted to say thank you for all the communication and care during such a challenging time. While none of us wanted the kids to have to do cyber school for this long I have been very impressed with the system and how much you all have worked to help the kids keep things as "normal" as possible. The recent addition of incorporating her dance and drama back in via zoom has also been great so she can still have those positive interactions with others outside her family and enjoy the things she loves. I can honestly say I was already a raving fan of the amazing place I get to send my daughter every day, but after watching how this challenging situation has been handled from the top down I am even more convinced we are beyond blessed to get to be a part of GAC! So again thank you!
Parent of 1st Grade Student
I think that maybe GAC should run the country! It seems that online learning is running smoothly, it is meaningful (the grades and work actually count), and this part of our lives has remained uninterrupted...other than the social interaction. I'm very impressed with how busy my child is and how few problems we have had. Great work!
Parent of 9th Grade Student
Unbelievable—there are not enough words to express how thankful we are for the GAC faculty and community. My kids have the privilege to see their classmates, friends, and teachers during this difficult time, which is such a blessing. They have their minds occupied. Thank you GAC! God bless you all.
Parent of 6th and 7th Grade Student
As always, our core goals for our students in connection with all the academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of the school, whether online or on campus, are to ensure each student is protected, treated equitably, and that their needs are accommodated.
If you find that your child has needs or concerns that arise within the online learning environment, please engage with your teacher and principal. Likewise, please know that Dr. Betty Morris, K-12 Director of Academics & Teacher Growth, is a designated resource to ensure your child’s individual needs or concerns are addressed.