Believing that all children are uniquely gifted, GCA has a couple of ways for students to participate in our Performance Arts program. All students may participate in our yearly Christmas program and all secondary students are required to participate in the Performance Arts Festival in the Spring. All required practice is done during school hours.
Speech and Drama
The Speech and Drama program is designed to train students in the art of communication. GCA believes that Christians have a responsibility to fulfill the Great Commission. GCA’s goal, therefore, is to equip students to communicate the Gospel and the principles of God’s Word effectively.
The speech and drama program not only deals with the practical aspects of communication, but with the message being communicated. Its philosophy is that every Christian has the potential to be an effective communicator, and every speaker can improve their speaking abilities by consciously putting forth diligent effort. The speech and drama department of Grace Christian Academy has a rich history of excellence in the communicative arts. The students are taught the value of hard work and diligence. While the classes are fun, they are also demanding and challenging. Rehearsal, production, and performance are all part of the GCA speech and drama package.
Secondary Performance Arts (Grades 7-12)
Because we strongly believe that performance arts (music, speech, drama, etc.) are a vital part of the education process, participation of all eligible students is required. Students will be required to enter the following: large ensemble, 1 non-ensemble music event, and 1 platform event. Juniors and seniors must do an individual speech event.
- Singing Groups
- Dramatic Monologue and Dialogue
- Expressive Reading
- Famous Speech
- Poetry Recitation
- Clown Act
- One-Act Play
- Illustrated Storytelling
- Sign Language