Per Governor Northam's mandate, our physical building will be closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year; however, our scholars will continue to receive distance learning through a variety of technologies.
Grace Christian Academy's Distance Learning Program
All 1st -8th grade scholars have been equipped with Chromebooks to use for the remainder of the school year. All GCA Chromebooks are regularly monitored and managed by teachers and administrators via the GoGuardian web filter.
All of our scholars continue to receive rigorous Biblical and academic instruction thanks to our flexible, innovative, and tech savvy faculty. Scholars are reached through a variety of age-appropriate technologies including Google Classroom, Google Meet, Smart Board technology, YouTube, and email, combined with take-home packets that are mailed home every two weeks. Our scholars are also given community-building experiences such as a virtual recess, and virtual spirit weeks. The low faculty to student ratio that served us well in our school building continues to benefit our scholars with multiple channels with which they can communicate with their teachers and school administrators.
We have partnered with our scholars' parents to create a program that offers continuity and establishes routines, while still offering flexibility. We understand that for many families, both parents continue to work from home, and that each family's situation is unique. We will continue to navigate these challenging times together to ensure that each scholar continues to receive an education that best suits their individual needs.
Grace Christian Academy has been a true lifeline for our family from the start of this crisis to today. The faculty worked valiantly to get distance learning up and running, and within a week our kids had resumed classwork in key subjects, including Bible, reading/writing, and math. Teachers set up chats and video calls, both one-on-one and as classes, so that students can interact with them and see their friends. And it isn't all screens - they send home materials and resources to help my husband and me engage our kids, while being flexible enough with scheduling that we can work our full time jobs. The family oriented culture and individualized attention and instruction that make Grace so special once again put it head and shoulders above its peers. We are so grateful for the education and love we get from our Grace family! - Melanie H.