Daily Announcements

U.S. News and World Report's 2015 ratings came out this week.
Gilbert Classical Academy is ranked #10 in the Nation and #3 in the state.

Gilbert Classical Academy Class of 2015

Megan Bowers - Texas Christian University
Emily Loertscher - Brigham Young University-Provo
Christopher Madrigal - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Justin Plumb - Georgetown University

Taylor Elinski - Santa Clara University
Mohin Patel - University of California-Berkeley

National Merit Scholar
Johnathan Gonzales

National Merit Commended Students
Nathan Baney, Brian Bornhoft, Megan Bowers, Justin Loertscher

National Hispanic Scholars National Achievement Scholars
Jonathan Gonzales, Christopher Madrigal Yafet Arefeayne, Eric Wright

Air Force Academy Preparatory School Air Force ROTC Scholarship
Joshua Calixte Kyle Temple

Flinn Scholarship Alternate U of A Baird Scholarship
Richard Li Brian Bornhoft

Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalists Division 1 Athletic Scholarships
Taylor Elinski, Breanna Rath Megan Bowers - Dive, Humza Hameed - Golf

Southwest Association for Education in Biomedical Research - Outstanding Teacher
Marcia Kalkman

From the Principal

Hello Parents,
If you have not heard yet we are ranked number 10 in the nation and 3 in the state by U.S. News and
World report. We are rated on our AP participation and scores as well as our college readiness index.
Our students, your children work so hard and I am extremely proud of them. We hope to continue
our climb up the ranks and be #1 some day soon. With one week left we are encouraging our
students to finish strong, do their best on their finals and take a much deserved break. I hope you all
have something fun planned this summer. It does not matter how big or small it just matters that you
spend some uninterrupted time with your kids. Talking to my children, they remember the times
when we went on road trips. Did not matter if it was up the coast or to Montezuma’s well or
Kartchner’s caverns. It was the uninterrupted time with their parents. So do your best to plan time
with your kids.

Upcoming Events

Scholarship & College Bulletin

More Summer 2015 Opportunities are now available! 

Perry Outreach Program

High School Sophomore and Junior Girls

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mayo Clinic, Phoenix AZ

We're very excited to announce an upcoming Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.
We are now seeking applicants for our Phoenix area program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering. We would very much appreciate if you could pass this information along to any high school principals, high school science teachers or high school students you may know. Applicants should fill out the online application in advance of the August 12, 2015 application deadline.

Additional information can be found on the website: www.perryinitiative.org

The application may be accessed directly using the following link: http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/   

Summer Camps

ASU Summer Transportation Institute  Are you an Arizona high school student interested in learning more about engineers and the ways in which they impact our world and society? The Summer Transportation Institute will engage you in projects and field trips that demonstrate how all types of engineers (from aerospace to software) plan and maintain our systems of transportation around the state of Arizona. Spend five nights and six days living on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus and learn how all types of engineers (from aerospace to software) plan and maintain our systems of transportation around the state of Arizona.
This program is funded by the National Summer Transportation Institute and is 
FREE of charge to participants. Meals and on-campus housing are included in the program.
During this program, you will tour locations and traffic systems not normally accessible to the general public, meet with professional engineers from around the state, engage in engineering lab activities that help you better understand engineering within the transportation industry, and engage in fun evening activities and recreation.   Eligibility
To participate, you must meet these minimum qualifications:
• Be an Arizona high school student
• Be entering 10, 11, or 12 grade in the fall of 2014
• Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 if you will be entering 10 grade, 2.75 if you will be entering the 11 grade, and 3.0 if you will be entering the 12 grade.
Is this a residential program?: Yes    Contact: Jen Velez at engineeringoutreach@asu.edu 
Cost: $0
Dates: June 22-26, 2015
July 6-10, 2015
July 13-17 
July 20 - 24, 2015
Location: Polytechnic campus

The registration is not open yet, check the Outreach website for updated information and many more programs


High School Summer Engineering Research Program

Are you an Arizona high school student looking to learn more about the field of engineering? Join ASU’s High School Engineering Research Program this summer and get hands-on experience in an engineering research lab.

The faculty in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering conduct innovative research in their labs every day. As part of the summer research program, you’ll work on projects that benefit society and you’ll learn more about the difference disciplines of engineering. Depending on faculty availability, you will work either half days or full days for four or eight weeks in a research lab.

This program is designed for you to:
• Learn more about engineering fields
• Work on projects that benefit society
• Meet and work with ASU faculty and graduate students
• Help clarify your future goals and aspirations

To participate, you must meet these minimum qualifications:
• Be an Arizona high school students
• Be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2015-16 academic year
• Be at least 16 years of age by program start date
• Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0  Contact: Jen Velez 
engineeringoutreach@asu.edu Cost: $225  Dates: June 1 - 26 or July 7 - 31, 2015  Location: Tempe campus  Registration: https://www.regonline.com/2015HSEngResearch

 ASU's Summer STEM Programs

STEM 101  STEM101 is geared towards freshmen/sophomore students in high school and focuses on the use and understanding of the engineering design process and careers related to these fields. Hands-on activities and engineering principles of design will be used to engage students throughout the day. 
Contact: Jen Velez at engineeringoutreach@asu.edu
Cost: $75
Dates: June 1, 2, 9, 2015
Location: Polytechnic campus
Registration Application

STEM 201  STEM201 is geared towards sophomore/junior high school students with a focus on students interested in pursuing engineering fields. Campers will engage in rapid prototyping to develop solutions to real-world problems
Contact: Jen Velez at engineeringoutreach@asu.edu
Cost: $75
Dates: June 3, 4, 11, 2015.
Location: Polytechnic campus
Registration Application

STEM 301  STEM301 is geared towards junior/senior high school students who intend to pursue engineering fields. Includes use of engineering design labs, materials, and equipment. Camp will take place at ASU Innovation Center. Additional cost and parental consent required. 
Contact: Jen Velez at engineeringoutreach@asu.edu
Cost: $150
Dates: June 5, 12, 2015
Location: Polytechnic campus
Registration Application  


ASU's Innovation: Creative Problem Solving through Design Thinking

For High School only. This session will introduce students to the steps that inventors and engineering designers use to imagine, create and quickly prototype innovative solutions to everyday problems. The hands-on approach will emphasize approaches to problem identification and problem solving along with a survey of tools such as needfinding and empathy, brainstorming, synthesis, rapid prototyping, and visual communication. Students will work in teams to create and present their inventions.
Contact: Micah Lande at micah.lande@asu.edu
Cost: Class registration $275 plus $25 registration fee totals $300.
Dates: June 29 - July 3, 2015, 9 am - 4 pm
Location: Polytechnic campus   Registration Application

 Summer Opportunity to study a language/culture!

ASU is offering tuition-free intensive language courses for high school students and for teachers, through its Critical Languages Institute (CLI). Participants earn 8-10 regular ASU credits. CLI features cultural activities and a career mentoring program, all for a $960 program fee, a savings of over 80% on regular ASU tuition.

Languages taught include Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian-Serbia-Croatian, Hebrew, Persian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Uzbek. CLI also offers summer study abroad in Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Turkey. This year, CLI is also offering $500 scholarships for the study of Albanian.

Note: the registration deadline of May 15 is fast approaching! For more details and to apply, please visit: http://cli.asu.edu.



SUMMER COLLEGE PROGRAMS for 2015 -  The Bulletin for Summer opportunities for 2015 can be found in "Counseling Services" resources.  Take a look at programs that are offered on college campuses for the summer!

Drama Club News

Did you know we have a Drama website? Check out GCAtheatre.com for videos, pictures, and more from our productions the past two years, including our recent productions of The Boardinghouse and The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery.

PTO Events and News

Check out the GCA PTO web page for more events and info.

Senior News

Congrats to Jonathan Gonzales!  He has been selected as the Gilbert Town Council Citizen of the Month
Congrats to Chandler Cottam!  He has been selected as the Southwest Association for Education in Biomedical Research Internship Program this summer.
Congrats to Caelen Phillips!  She has been selected for the University of Arizona Eller Elite Program (Eller Leadership Integrity Training for Excellence Program)