You want them to be in a high school program built around college prep. You also desire alignment with your family’s values. You want teachers that care as much about your child’s character and spiritual development as you do.
The high school program at Greenville Christian Academy in Greenville, North Carolina is thoughtfully designed to challenge, inspire, and equip its students to respond to God’s distinct call on their lives.
Students have the opportunity to explore Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual-Enrollment opportunities at the high school level. Our faculty and staff provide guidance and support to help your child navigate classes that align with preferred majors and career choices. Students can graduate from GCA with 18 hours of college credit through selected courses that integrate seamlessly into the high school schedule.
Liberal Arts Focus
GCA high school’s intensive liberal arts college prep program equips students for post-secondary education by focusing on core subject skills supplemented by practical elective courses. Students get a taste of college level work through extensive training in grammar, literature, and composition, along with honors courses in math, history, and English.
At GCA, high school students are equipped to navigate secular ideas, and learn how the laws of logic empower them to confidently defend the Christian worldview. The Bible holds authority over and informs everything we do across campus; from science and art classes to physical education. The biblical worldview is shaped through chapel services that address important current cultural issues and often feature guest speakers.
We offer various electives, including the always-popular, twice-weekly Morning News with SGA video stream. GCA student “celebrities” stream into each classroom with prayer, sports and weather updates, student birthdays, and more. Students interested in graphic design, writing, and photography participate in Yearbook Club, and computer classes are an excellent fit if your teen enjoys coding or computer science. High schoolers can explore choir, band, private piano lessons, drama, and one of our summer camps.
Your teen will find a wealth of opportunities to participate in GCA’s championship-caliber athletics program. The varsity baseball and junior varsity basketball teams have recently won NCCSA state championships. The Knights also field teams in volleyball, cheerleading, cross-country, soccer, and shooting skills.
College and Career Prep
A Roadmap to Success
It is no surprise that an overwhelming percentage of our graduates are accepted to college, including Pensacola Christian College, East Carolina University, Liberty University, N.C. State University, and Bob Jones University. Our graduates frequently secure college scholarships for academic and athletic achievement. GCA alumni have successfully completed advanced degrees in multiple fields including ministry, medicine, law, business, journalism, law enforcement, technology, engineering, and the military.
At GCA, our goal is to prepare each of our students to become independent thinkers and problem solvers, and provide them with leadership and extracurricular opportunities where they can grow and thrive.
The college prep work starts freshman year. Your teen will build a strong foundation through high school core courses that include Bible Doctrines, English, Literature, Geography, Physical Science, PE/Health, Algebra 1, and Geography. Electives include Band, Choir, Computers, and Art.
High school sophomores build on key introductory concepts as they continue to develop core subject skills and take practical electives. Coursework continues with Apologetics 1, English, Literature, World History, Biology, Spanish 1, and Algebra 2. Electives include Band, Choir, Computers, Art, and Yearbook. Each fall, sophomores are given the opportunity to take the PSAT on campus.
Juniors take courses in Apologetics 2, English, Literature, U.S. History, Chemistry, Geometry or Pre-Calculus, and Spanish 2; Electives include Band, Choir, Computers, and Art. Students can earn college credits for English in 11th grade through our Dual Enrollment program. Students also have the opportunity to take the PSAT on campus. Juniors can participate in a college trip after career day, where they choose a Christian college or university to visit for the day. Students visit classes, meet with enrollment advisers, and get a feel for campus life to help them make an informed decision about college.
Seniors take advantage of advanced courses that will equip them for what lies ahead in college. Key courses include Apologetics 3, English, Literature, Government/Economics, Speech/Creative Writing, Physics or Advanced Biology (optional), Personal Finance (optional), and Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus (optional). Electives include Band, Choir, Art, and Computers. Students can earn college credits through Dual Enrollment in select courses, including English, Math, and Literature. Seniors also take part in the college trip, where they have the opportunity to preview the next step in their academic journey. In addition, all GCA seniors take a nationally-recognized college readiness assessment prior to graduation.
At GCA, we want to ensure our students have what they need to be successful in their next steps. Parents are invited to career day, where we introduce students to college majors and respective career paths. We partner closely with students and parents in the college prep process, and we will go over academic gifts, SAT/ACT prep, scholarship availability, and provide practical student and parent resources. It’s a process that begins in 10th grade and continues until graduation.
“GCA teachers are nurturing and encouraging
They work as a team to ensure that each of our children grow academically as well as spiritually with sound biblical doctrine. The staff strives to elevate each of our children’s self-esteem and to develop healthy character traits.”
Matthew & Stephanie H., GCA Parents
Our goal is to educate your child academically, spiritually, and socially. At GCA, students are equipped to confidently navigate secular ideas, and learn how the laws of logic empower them to confidently defend the Christian worldview.
We’re here to provide a well-rounded education and guide students through their calling; whether it’s a vocational school, technical school, college, ministry, military or other career. Your teen will find the GCA culture welcoming and inviting. Mentoring, tutoring, and counseling opportunities are readily available to our students.
Since 1969, families have chosen GCA to provide their children with a quality Christian education in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Students receive a solid academic foundation with an emphasis on Christian character. You can be confident they will be encouraged in the classroom, at chapel, on the athletic court, or during lunch with faculty. Our teachers, staff, and community are committed to uphold the same Christian values your family does at home.