MERIT SYSTEM & AWARDS

 

FIELD TRIPS

Periodic field trips will be taken to enrich learning. They are a fun way to provide students with interactive learning experience and to spark their love for learning. A natural outgrowth of such trips, which are conducted under the supervision of adults on every occasion, is that students are disciplined in the art of self-control and gracious deportment in various social conditions. All field trips are required. Students will receive an unexcused absence if they do not attend the field trip, unless the absence has been prearranged a week prior to the field trip.

HONOR ROLL (Grades 1-12 quarterly)

Honor Roll Requirements

  1. A’s and B’s
  2. No more than 18 demerits per quarter

Honor Roll Privileges 

  1. One “regular homework” pass (does not include special academic assignments)
  2. One dress down day
  3. $5 gift card

Distinguished Honor Roll Requirements

  1. Straight A’s
  2. no more than 12 demerits per quarter

 Distinguished Honor Roll Privileges

  1. One “regular homework” pass {does not include special academic assignments)
  2. Three dress down days
  3. $5 gift card
  4. Lunch and/or special activity out with Pastor and/or principal
  5. Microwave use for the next 9 weeks

AWARDS

Ribbons, certificates, plaques, letters, and trophies are presented as the highlight at our annual Awards Program held at the close of each regular academy year. Students strive during the year to attain awards in the following categories: Academics, Athletics, Performance Arts and Character.  Any student caught cheating on a test will not be eligible for the academic award in that subject.

The following is a list of some awards commonly presented:

1.  Academic Awards

  • Highest Subject Average** (must have completed the entire course)
  • Honor Roll
  • Distinguished Honor Roll
  • Teacher’s Award (Elementary)
  • Outstanding Student Award (Secondary)

2.  Character Awards

  • Christian Leadership Award
  • Miss GCA (optional)
  • Mr. GCA (optional)

3.  General Awards

  • Perfect Attendance (must be enrolled in GCA for the entire school year)
  • Excellent Attendance – Students who were not absent more than five days (must be enrolled in GCA for the entire school year)
  • Penmanship Award
  • Speech/Drama
  • Music
  • Athletics (given on the basis of physical ability and moral character)
    • Basketball (boys) – MVP, Best Offensive Player, Best Defensive Player, Most Improved Player, Patriot Award, Christian Leadership Award
    • Volleyball (girls) – MVP, Best Offensive Player, Best Defensive Player, Most Improved Player, Patriot Award, Christian Leadership Award

** Students must have obtained Honor Roll all four quarters.