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GAC is a community where faith is lived out in the classroom, across campus, and between peers. It is the lens through which we view, create, and implement each educational opportunity.In the design of each classroom, each lesson, each relationship, faith is the foundation of all aspects of the teaching and learning process. Present in the written curriculum, visually represented in each classroom, and incorporated into the design of each lesson, our faith is vibrant and guiding all aspects of our pedagogy. We value the pursuit of academic excellence in the framework of faith for those on our campus and in our digital environments and global
partnerships through Ethos School.

Spiritual Life at GAC

GAC Community Gathers to Support Neighboring School

GAC families gathered on Saturday, August 20 to sort and pack donated school supplies such as pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, and disinfecting wipes, for the teachers and students of neighboring school, Meadowcreek Elementary School.

GAC Welcomes Director of Spiritual Life

We are pleased to announce the addition of Justin Bagwell, who will join us beginning in August in a new role as Director of Spiritual Life. Justin brings nearly 20 years of experience in student ministry to the GAC family.

Black History Month Chapel

Every year our community looks forward to celebrating Black History Month with a special, student led Black History Month Chapel. The theme this year was "Take You To Church" and the event included worship led by the chapel band, dance performed by the GAC dance team, an interview between Director of Inclusion Charles Edwards and his godmother and a powerful message by Pastor, Gospel Artist, and former GAC Parent, Charles Jenkins.⁠

Spiritual Retreats Offer Connection and Reflection for Students

It is more important than ever that we provide a safe space and dedicated time for our students to come together for their annual spiritual retreat. Our high school students met in fellowship and worship to celebrate and discuss their faith.

Spiritual Retreats Set the Tone for the 2019-20 School Year

GAC Middle and High School kicked off the 2019-20 school year with a renewed sense of purpose during their Spiritual Retreats.

By The Numbers

10

unique Bible classes taught in the High School

34,000

cans collected for Can-A-Thon

67

Students participating in Student Ministry Class

100%

Number of Faculty and Staff that sign the community covenant as Christian

20,000

Service hours completed by senior class over the course of their High School career

200

Students and faculty serve annually on mission trips

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    Spaces Our Students Worship

    Bastian Center Stage and Cross Tower

    Located in the heart of the GAC campus, The Bastian Center Stage and Cross Tower host community and family worship events throughout the school year. From our annual worship breakfast that welcomes new staff and faculty to special performances from our band and choir, our outdoor amphitheater provides the perfect space to connect, worship, and grow in faith with one another. 

    Artusa Hall in the Performing Arts Center

    Renovated in 2017, the Performing Arts Center includes the expansive Artusa Hall, a performance space beautifully adorned and crafted to accommodate up to 150 performers on the stage alone, as well as 950 audience members. The facility is a space for school chapels, band performances, ceremonies, and other events. The space is recognized for Frank and Susan Artusa and their children.

    Long Forum

    The Long Forum is a multipurpose 82,000sf arena with full HD Video, concert grade audio and intelligent lighting. The two-level arena provides ample seating (up to 3,400) for our schoolwide chapels. The retractable stadium seats allow the lower arena to provide 16,000sf of open floor space with upper arena seating for 900.

    We are a Community

    Justin Bagwell

    "It is our mission at GAC to help each child grow as Jesus did, in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52) Spiritual life at GAC is filled with students experiencing God in exciting and tangible ways: in the classroom, chapel, service opportunities, missions (both local and abroad), and through meaningful relational connections. We believe every student's faith is unique and their influence matters for the kingdom of God."

    Director of Spiritual Life