School Profile

2016-2017 PROFILE

GILBERT CLASSICAL ACADEMY SPARTANS


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Dan Hood

Principal

Dan.hood@gilbertschools.net


Monique Brandau

Assistant Principal

Monique.brandau@gilbertschools.net


                 Kim Swartz                                   

Counselor

Kimberly.swartz@gilbertschools.net



Mailing Address:

55 N. Greenfield Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

      Telephone: (480) 497- 4034

Fax: (480) 507-1645

            www.gilbertschools.net

School Code:  030132


                   Pier O’Brien

Counselor

Pier.obrien@gilbertschools.net





Ranked 7th Best Arizona High School & 71st in Nation by U.S. News & World Report-Gold Medal

Gilbert Classical Academy is an honors level school utilizing one-to-one integrated technology incorporated with Socratic instruction to prepare students for post-secondary education at the university level.  GCA is a small school which embodies a strong unity amongst students and the surrounding community.  All students are required to take AP level courses for their upper class core subject areas. Students are required to perform 80 hours of community service in order to graduate.  In addition to the community service hours, students are required to write and defend a 4,000 word Senior Thesis Project about a topic of their selection.


School Population:    312 students, 19 high school classroom teachers, 2 administrators, 2 counselors, 12 support staff

Schedule:  Two 18- week semesters.  Each day contains seven 50 minute periods that meet daily.

Graduation Requirements:     29 credits

Math       English      Science      Social Studies                               

5 credits

5.5 credits

4 credits

3.5 credits

Electives           Service Learning Modern Language Fine Arts          Physical Education                                         

3credits

2credits

2credits

3credits

1 credit

Grading System:   Non-weighted grades   A= 4.0, B= 3.0, C= 2.0, D=1.0

*All Core classes are Honors Level or Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement Courses

Honors Courses

Calculus AB/BC

Biology

World History

US History

English Language and Comp.

English Literature and Comp.

Chemistry

Physics

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II Trig

Pre-Calculus

Biology

Chemistry

Spanish I/II




Latin III/IV

English 9/10

World Lit/Composition

Philosophy

Speech and Debate

Economics

Government







Graduation Rate 2011-2016: 100%

Post Graduate Plans of Senior Class of 2015 & 2016:  35 % Accepted & or Enrolled at Out of State Universities                 59 % Accepted & or Enrolled at In State Universities     6 % Accepted & or Enrolled at Community College

Gilbert Classical Academy Graduates College Acceptances:


Albright College

American University

Arizona State University

Baylor University

Bennington College

Boise State University

Briar Cliff University

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University- Hawaii

California Lutheran University

California Polytechnic State University

California State University-Long Beach

Carnegie Mellon

Case Western Reserve University

Chapman University

Claremont McKenna College

Coe College

College of Wooster

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Cornell College

Cornell University

DePaul University

Dominican University of California

Drexel University

Duke University

Eckard College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Emerson College

Florida State University

Fordham University

Fort Lewis College

Franciscan University

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Furman University

George Mason University

George Washington University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgetown University

Grand Canyon University

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampton University

Harvey Mudd College

Hillsdale College

Hofstra University

Howard University/College

Illinois Wesleyan University

James Madison University

Juniata University

Kansas State University

Lewis & Clark College

Liberty University

Linfield College

Lipscomb University

Loyola-Marymount University

Loyola University

Macalester College

Marietta College

Marquette University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michigan State University

Middlebury College

Mills College

New York Institute of Technology

New York University

Newman University

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University

Northwestern University


Ohio Wesleyan College

Oklahoma Christian University

Oregon State University

Penn State University

Portland State University

Princeton University

Rensselaur Polytechnic Institute

Rocky Mountain College

San Diego State University

San Jose University

Santa Clara University

Savannah College of Art & Design

Scripps College

Seattle Pacific University

Seton Hall University

SD School of Mines & Technology

Southern Oregon University

Southern Utah University

St. Edward’s University

St. John’s University

St. Martin’s University/College

Stonehill College

Sweet Briar College

The Catholic University of America

Texas Christian University

Trinity University

Truman State University

Tulane University

Union University

United States Air Force Academy Preparatory

United States Naval Academy

University of Alabama

University of Arizona

University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Davis

University of California-Irvine

University of California-Los Angeles

University of California-San Diego

University of California-Santa Cruz University of Chicago

University of Colorado

University of Denver

University of Evansville

University of Hawaii

University of Illinois

University of Kentucky

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of New Mexico

University of North Dakota

University of Notre Dame

University of Oregon

University of Portland

University of Rhode Island

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of Texas-Austin

University of the Pacific

University of Utah

University of Washington

Utah State University

Vassar College

Virginia Tech University

Washington College

Washington State University

Washington University-St. Louis

Weber State University

Wellesley College

Western Oregon University

Wichita State University

Worcester Polytechnic University



2015-2016 AP Scholars & National Merit Finalists

40 AP Scholars 9 AP Scholars With Honors 14 AP Scholars With Distinction    1 National AP Scholar

2 National Merit Finalist   8 Commended Students   2 National Hispanic Recognition Program   

2 National Achievement Scholars   

SAT Mean Scores for 2016

ACT Mean Scores for 2016


Reading

Math Writing

GCA

623

626

590

Arizona 528 532

506


National

494

508

482




English

Math

Reading

Science

Composite

GCA

28.7

28.1

29.3

27.9

28.6


Arizona

19.1

20.2

20.5

20.0

20.1

National

20.1

20.6

21.3

20.8

20.8

Student Clubs and Activities:

Academic Decathlon, Ambassadors, Art Club, Book Club, Chess Team, Dead Poets Society, Drama Club, Future Doctors of GCA, Gay/Straight Alliance, Italy/Greece Travel Group, Jazz Band, JCLU, Junior Statesman, Latin Club, Mix Tape, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honors Society, Newspaper, Reach Out Spartans, Socratic Society, Speech/Debate Club, Spirit Store, Student Senate, STEAM Team, Thoreau Society, We The People, Yearbook Club

AIA Sanctioned Sports:

Fall

Cross Country     

Swimming/Dive

Girl’s Volleyball

Chess

Winter

Boy’s Basketball

Girl’s Basketball

Boy’s Soccer

Girl’s Soccer


Spring

Golf     

Tennis   

Softball

Baseball

Track and Field


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