Admissions Process
GCA begins accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year on January 1, 2021.

STEPS TO ADMISSION

KINDERGARTEN – EIGHTH GRADE

1.SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION

Submit the application found on this website along with the $1000 application fee. You will receive a follow up email to confirm availability of a spot for your child. Should a spot be available you will have 48 hours to accept or decline the spot.

2. ACCEPTANCE & ENROLLMENT PACKET

After acceptance of a spot you will be emailed instructions to complete your child’s online enrollment packet. Submit the packet and the accompanying $350 enrollment fee. Families are given five days from acceptance to submit the packet.

3. ENTRANCE TESTING & FORMS

Upon submission of the enrollment packet families are asked to schedule enrollment testing at Davidson Learning Center. DLC will assess their own fees and those are the responsibility of the parent. Additionally, students entering K-8th will be given a recommendation form to be completed by their current teacher/school. A child’s most recent report card should be submitted to the GCA office along with a formal records request.

4. SHADOW DAY AT GCA

All students entering 4th-8th grade are required to complete at shadow day at GCA. During this day students will participate in classroom activities, get to know current students and see the GCA way in action! Students in K-3rd may be asked to shadow at the discretion of GCA administration.

5. FAMILY INTERVIEW

Upon receipt of entrance testing results and completion of a shadow day we will schedule a family interview with the student and at least one parent. This is an opportunity for you to discuss any remaining questions you have or share anything pertinent to your child’s success at GCA.

WELCOME TO THE GCA FAMILY!

Following completion of the family interview an enrollment decision will be made. We are excited to welcome new Warriors to the GCA family!

STEPS TO ADMISSION

EARLY EDUCATION

1.SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION

Submit the application found on this website along with the $50 application fee. You will receive a follow up email to confirm availability of a spot for your child. Should a spot be available you will have 48 hours to accept or decline the spot.

2. ACCEPTANCE & ENROLLMENT PACKET

After acceptance of a spot you will be emailed instructions to complete your child’s online enrollment packet. Submit the packet and the accompanying $100 enrollment fee. Families are given five days from acceptance to submit the packet.

3. ENTRANCE TESTING & FORMS

Incoming Pre Kindergarten students will undergo entrance testing onsite at GCA. This test is administered by current and former GCA staff members, There is no fee for this entrance testing.

4. MEETING WITH EARLY EDUCATION STAFF

After entrance testing is complete a meeting will be scheduled with GCA staff and your family. We will go over test results and answer any questions you may have!

5. WELCOME TO THE GCA FAMILY!

Following completion of the family follow up meeting an enrollment decision will be made. We are excited to welcome new Warriors to the GCA family!

SUMMER COMMUNICATION

Throughout the summer we will be in communication regarding back to school information, supplies, teacher assignments and more.

Please Note: Administration reserves the right to deny mid-year enrollment to students after the first quarter ends. Enrollment for the consecutive school year opens in January.  If necessary, a lottery will be held with preference given to the following: siblings of reenrolled GCA students followed by Grace Covenant Church members (obtained through the formal partnership process).  In an effort to maintain a balanced boy/girl ratio, GCA reserves the right to make placement in accordance with that balance.

GCA Student Wait List

If enrollment for a particular class/grade level is at capacity the student will be placed on a wait list. Preference will be given in the following order:

  • Siblings of current GCA students
  • Grace Covenant Church partners (Partnership is obtained through a formal process as administered by Grace Covenant Church. Should you be a GCC partner please note this at the time of application to GCA.)
  • General public

In an effort to maintain a balanced boy/girl ratio, GCA reserves the right to make placement in accordance with that balance.

Age Limits for the 2021-2022 School Year
  • A child must be three years old on or before August 31, 2021 to enroll in the threes program.
  • A child must be four years old on or before August 31, 2021 to enroll in the pre kindergarten program.
  • A child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2021 to enroll in kindergarten.