When the Path Forward, the largest capital campaign in GAC’s history, began in 2014, a $29.7 million goal was announced. Fast-forward to 2016 and the GAC community of families, friends, foundations, and other supporters helped exceed the goal and reach an astonishing $30 million.
Great teachers make a crucial difference for our children. We recognize the importance of the teacher and have developed a Teaching Excellence Program with three strategies:
Establish a model for recruiting great teachers through an intentional focus onteacher recruitment along with a Faculty Associate program.
Advance teaching skills through more targeted professional development
Enhance teacher assessment with teaching reward grants for those performing at the highest levels
We must identify and cultivate extraordinary teachers who are dynamic in the classroom and share GAC’s Christian values. By creating a recruitment endowment, necessary funding will be available to cover staffing and expenses in perpetuity, allowing us to focus on attracting and selecting the best faculty for our students.
GAC strives to launch students into the world as capable leaders and creative thinkers. As part of the Leadership & Entrepreneurial Program, students will have the opportunity to study real-world problems and arrive at creative solutions in a collaborative setting.
This new curriculum dynamically combines:
leadership training focused on building character
a Senior High entrepreneurial course developing skills to start both for-profit and non-profit businesses
mentoring by community and business leaders
an annual speaker series featuring diverse leaders who have attained high levels of success in their field of expertise
The Christian Life Fund is dedicated exclusively to key works that build spiritual growth and a spirit of servant hood in students, family, and faculty.
Supporting the many Christ-centered efforts for students and faculty, from local to global missions; to Christian speakers, authors, and artists; to scripture messages around the GAC campus and funding of spiritual retreats.
The Christian Life Fund runs shy of its goal each year. The desire to increase this endowment is to be able to answer "yes" to more of the requests that would build the values, ethics, and faith of GAC students and our mission for them.