Upper School

Grace Covenant Academy Grades 9-12

High School with a Higher Objective | Grades 9-12

At Grace Covenant Academy, we take the high school years seriously. Our University-Model structure helps our students prepare for the rigors of college, but we are more concerned with their heart to know and follow the Lord. So we take the time to really invest in our high school students to show them what it means to live a life committed to God’s glory.

Our students build community with each other and with the faculty through an annual Back to School Retreat in September, the Christian Leadership Institute for juniors and seniors in the fall, the Winter Formal in February, outdoor Adventure Club trips and school-wide events such as the GCA 5K and Fun Run. We encourage our high school students to enroll in competitive speech and debate to sharpen their critical thinking skills and to learn to communicate winsomely and compellingly. Most GCA high school students play basketball and run track, because the objective here is to enjoy the game and learn teamwork, as well as get exercise.

Schedule:

At Grace Covenant Academy, our high school (grades 9-12) meets Monday, Tuesday,  and Thursday each week for active classes where students learn through discussions, town halls, debates, lectures, and projects that acclimate students to college life. When students are not on campus, they are expected to study and complete homework, just like college students.

Our Promise: Small Class Sizes

The maximum size for high school classes is 20 students.

Curriculum / Courses

The following courses are our typical core classes and electives for high school students. Classes, schedules, and course offerings may be subject to change. If you have specific questions about the courses your student will be taking, please contact our office.

// Math

Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus

// Liberal Arts

Foundations of Literature and Composition
American Literature and Composition
World Literature and Composition
British Literature and Composition
Bible/Faith and Culture
Foundations of World View (Starting Points)
Geography
World History
American History
Government
Economics
Spanish 1
Spanish 2

// Sciences

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Anatomy & Physiology
Foreign Language

// Electives

ACT Prep
Communications Applications
NCFCA Competitive Speech
NCFCA Competitive Debate
Art
Personal Finance
Band
Choir
Athletics

Our Staff

  • Christina Griffiths
    Christina Griffiths

    Lower School PE Teacher, Volleyball Coach

    Christina Griffiths

    Christina Griffiths

    Lower School PE Teacher, Volleyball Coach

  • Terri Collester
    Terri Collester

    7th Math, Physics, Trig, Destination Imagination

    Terri Collester

    Terri Collester

    7th Math, Physics, Trig, Destination Imagination

  • Tiffany Cook
    Tiffany Cook

    MS English, 6th Grade Teacher

    Tiffany Cook

    Tiffany Cook

    MS English, 6th Grade Teacher

  • Brad Elledge
    Brad Elledge

    Economics, Professional Communications & Career Development

    Brad Elledge

    Brad Elledge

    Economics, Professional Communications & Career Development

  • Kim Gilmore
    Kim Gilmore

    Chemistry, 6th Math, Geometry, Earth Science

    Kim Gilmore

    Kim Gilmore

    Chemistry, 6th Math, Geometry, Earth Science

  • Elizabeth Krause
    Elizabeth Krause

    Life Science, Earth Science, Biology

    Elizabeth Krause

    Elizabeth Krause

    Life Science, Earth Science, Biology

  • Michael McCorkle
    Michael McCorkle

    Life of Christ Bible

    Michael McCorkle

    Michael McCorkle

    Life of Christ Bible

  • Jaime Orozco
    Jaime Orozco

    Life Science, Earth Science, Biology, World History, U.S. History

    Jaime Orozco

    Jaime Orozco

    Life Science, Earth Science, Biology, World History, U.S. History

  • Kaleb McAdams
    Kaleb McAdams

    TX History, Geography, MS Adventure, HS Adventure

    Kaleb McAdams

    Kaleb McAdams

    TX History, Geography, MS Adventure, HS Adventure

  • Nathan Quillan
    Nathan Quillan

    Athletic Coordinator, American History, 7th Bible

    Nathan Quillan

    Nathan Quillan

    Athletic Coordinator, American History, 7th Bible

  • Kim Slaughter
    Kim Slaughter

    Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Math Tutoring, HS Test Prep, 4th Math, 5th Math

    Kim Slaughter

    Kim Slaughter

    Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Math Tutoring, HS Test Prep, 4th Math, 5th Math

  • Haley Edwards
    Haley Edwards

    Advancement Assistant, HS Adventure, MS Adventure

    Haley Edwards

    Haley Edwards

    Advancement Assistant, HS Adventure, MS Adventure

  • Letha Pilgrim
    Letha Pilgrim

    Beginning Band, Intermediate Band

    Letha Pilgrim

    Letha Pilgrim

    Beginning Band, Intermediate Band

  • Cori Price
    Cori Price

    Volleyball Coach

    Cori Price

    Cori Price

    Volleyball Coach

  • Vanessa Van Dyck
    Vanessa Van Dyck

    3rd History, Personal Leadership, Biblical Literature

    Vanessa Van Dyck

    Vanessa Van Dyck

    3rd History, Personal Leadership, Biblical Literature

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  • Melanie Burchfiel
    Melanie Burchfiel

    HS English, Speech, Debate

    Melanie Burchfiel

    Melanie Burchfiel

    HS English, Speech, Debate

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  • Mary Buri
    Mary Buri

    Spanish 1 and 2, MS Spanish

    Mary Buri

    Mary Buri

    Spanish 1 and 2, MS Spanish

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  • Angie Kesselring
    Angie Kesselring

    Middle School and High School Art, Yearbook

    Angie Kesselring

    Angie Kesselring

    Middle School and High School Art, Yearbook