With 750 students in the High School, GAC is scaled just right to provide greater academic opportunity in a setting where every student is known, celebrated, and encouraged to discover and develop innate gifts.
The recently renovated High School Complex provides all the tools and technologies to support hands-on, experiential, and project-based learning. Our visual and performing arts spaces provide the inspiration and room young artists need. Mission trips and local service projects build character and provide students a greater perspective on the global community.
Additional academic highlights include:
- Each fall, all GAC students participate in Learning Excursions, five to nine-day experiences that center on marine biology, journalism, conflict resolution, geology, government, astronomy, sports science, and US history in locations including the Grand Canyon, Ireland, New York City, Boston, and Tampa.
- In January, all students engage in the Winter Seminar, consisting of concentrated six-day courses. Offerings include Personal Leadership Seminar, a study of character development and traits of a leader, and Global Leadership Seminar, a cross-curricular study of key and current social issues. Students receive .5 Carnegie unit of social science credit for the program.
- Seniors who have successfully navigated AP courses may apply to be a Capstone Scholar. Focused on the intersection of the humanities, philosophy, and theology, students interact with materials both in the historical context as well in relation to contemporary issues. Students will present and defend a thesis based on individual research projects. Read more about the program and student testimonials here.