The mission of Gray Collegiate Academy is to provide an outstanding academic athletic program, with a college preparatory program in 9th and 10th grade and dual enrollment in 11th and 12th grade. Students will graduate from GCA with an AA degree or 48-60 hours of credit, and with college scholarship opportunities. Students will be prepared to graduate as responsible and contributing citizens, be provided the necessary coaching and skill development to be successful beyond high school, be developed into leaders through athletic competition and service learning, and attain educational, personal, and career awareness skills in smaller classes with a variety of scheduling option on a “split” schedule (morning and afternoon sessions).
The curriculum will be the State approved college curriculum for students to obtain an AA degree upon graduation for high school, accelerating the student’s academic progress by two years. Students will be provided two learning models: 1) tutorial – University Professor teaching in the traditional manner; and 2) on-line with teacher support in the classroom.
GCA offers a rigorous curriculum with high academic standards, outstanding athletics, as well as allows students to earn up to two years of college credit while in high school. The evidence for such a philosophy is supported through the Early College High School Initiative endorsed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.