School Profile

 

2018-2019 PROFILE

GILBERT CLASSICAL ACADEMY SPARTANS


Dan Hood

Principal

Dan.hood@gilbertschools.net


Casey Fraughton

Assistant Principal

Casey.fraughton@gilbertschools.net


                Pier O’Brien            

                     Counselor

Pier.obrien@gilbertschools.net


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Mailing Address:

1016 N. Burk St.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

      Telephone: (480) 497-4034

Fax: (480) 507-1645

           www.gilbertschools.net

School Code:  030132


                  Lisa Raunig

Counselor

Lisa.raunig@gilbertschools.net





Ranked 8th Best Arizona High School & 20th in the 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 postsecondary 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:    630 students, 19 high school classroom teachers, 2 administrators, 2 counselors, 15 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                                         

4 credits

2 credits

2 credits

2 credits

1 credit


Grading System:   Non-weighted grades   A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1 Weighted grades  A=5, B=4, C=3, D=1

*All Core classes are Honors Level or Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement Courses

Honors Courses

Calculus AB/BC

Statistics

Biology

World History

US History

English Language and Comp.

English Literature and Comp.

Chemistry

Physics 1 & 2

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II Trig

Pre-Calculus

Biology

Chemistry

Spanish I/II




Latin III/IV

English 9/10

Philosophy

Speech and Debate

Economics

Government








Graduation Rate 2011-2018: 100 %

Post Graduate Plans of Senior Class of 2017 & 2018:   30 % Accepted & or Enrolled at Out of State Universities                  69 % Accepted & or Enrolled at In State Universities      1% Accepted & or Enrolled at Community College

Gilbert Classical Academy Graduates College Acceptances:

Albright College

American University

Arcadia University

Arizona Christian University

Arizona State University

Ball State University

Baylor University

Bennington College

Belmont University

Bethel University

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

Charleston Southern University

Claremont McKenna College

Coe College

College of Wooster

Colorado Christian University

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Columbia University

Concordia University

Connecticut College

Cornell College

Cornell University

Creighton University

DePaul University

Dominican University of California

Drexel University

Duke University

Eckerd College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Emerson College

Florida State University

Fordham University

Fort Lewis College

Franciscan University


Furman University

George Mason University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Grand Canyon University

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampton University

Harvey Mudd College

Hillsdale College

Hofstra University

Howard University/College

Illinois Wesleyan University

Irvine Valley College

James Madison University

Johnson & Wales University

Juniata University

Kansas State University

Lewis & Clark College

Liberty University

Linfield College

Lipscomb University

Loyola-Marymount University

Loyola University

Lubbock Christian University

Macalester College

Manchester University

Marietta College

Marquette University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Medical University of Varna-Bulgaria, Europe

Michigan State University

Middlebury College

Mills College

New Mexico State University

New York Institute of Technology

New York University

Newman University

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University

North Park University

Northwestern University

Ohio State University


Ohio Wesleyan College

Oklahoma Christian University

Oregon State University

Pomona College

Penn State University

Pepperdine University

Point Park University

Portland State University

Purdue University

Princeton University

Regis University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rice University

Richmond The American International University

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

Simpson College

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

Syracuse University

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 Barbara

University of California-Santa Cruz

University of California - LA

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 Toledo

University of Toronto

University of the Pacific

University of Utah

University of Virginia

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

Whitworth University

Wichita State University

Worcester Polytechnic University

Xavier University of Louisiana



2017-2018 AP Scholars & National Merit Finalists

39 AP Scholars   22 AP Scholars With Honor 26 AP Scholars With Distinction   

3 National Merit Finalists   4 AP Commended Students    5 National Hispanic Recognition Program   


SAT Mean Scores for 2017

ACT Mean Scores for 2017


ERW

Math      


GCA

637

621

___

1258


State

521 513

___

1034


National

512

502

___

1014




English

Math

Reading

Science

Composite

 GCA

 28.3

 26.9

 29.1

 26.6

 27.9


Arizona

18.6

19.8

20.1

19.8

19.7

National

20.3

20.7

21.4

21.0

21.0

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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