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Check out the December issue of the GCA Forum!
GCA Forum - December Issue.pdf

Daily Announcements

Congrats to Richard Li for being selected as a Flinn Scholarship Semi-Finalist!  Richard will have an interview in January to determine if he is then selected as a finalist.  Here is some information on Flinn Scholars:  This year, 20 of Arizona’s highest-achieving students will become Flinn Scholars, receiving an unparalleled package for undergraduate study:
    *The full cost of tuition and mandatory fees, and room and board, Funding for study abroad; Mentorship from brilliant faculty and exposure to world leaders, Fellowship in an extraordinary community of current and alumni Scholars.

The program, in partnership with Arizona’s three state universities, provides enriched educational offerings that expand Scholars’ life and career options and create the kind of stimulating, intellectually challenging environment that students might find at the nation’s most selective colleges.

Total dollar value, including the cash value of tuition provided by the universities, exceeds $100,000. We believe, though, that the non-monetary benefits of becoming a Flinn Scholar are much, much more valuable:


GCA Marine Science Trip: Early Registration Ends December 19th
Travel Dates:  Friday, February 27-Saturday, February 28, 2015
Cost: $200
Includes private tour on a large oceanographic research ship, on-board marine science investigations in the bay/ocean, behind the scenes tour at Sea World with full-day admission, a private coach bus and more!

Register today by bringing a $100 deposit to Mrs. Spearow in the Cybrary.  Early registration ends December 19th.

Available spots are filling up and prices may increase in January.
Click here for complete registration information.
The GCA Marine Science trip is open to all interested GCA students and parents.  
Cost: $200 based on 37 paying people* 

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From the Principal

Hello Parents,
Last day of first semester.  It has been a great first half of the year.  I am truly blessed to be around such great kids, teachers, staff, and community.  Thank you for all you do to make our school what it is.  We all truly appreciate your support.  Please take these next two weeks and enjoy your families.  I want to encourage your family to find the opportunity to help someone else if you can.  Giving or helping somebody else will truly make this a special holiday. Read more...

Upcoming Events

Mon, Dec 22 - Fri, Jan 2
No School/Winter Break

Scholarship & College Bulletin

SAT TEST PREP PROGRAM by PRINCETON REVIEW will be offered on our GILBERT CLASSICAL ACADEMY campus starting January 17th-February 28th. Registration must be completed by January 9th.  18 hours of instruction on Tuesdays from 3pm-6pm and 4 full-length proctored SATs on Saturdays with study tools to practice for upcoming SATs this spring.  To enroll, go to www.princetonreview.com or call 480-968-6381. GCA students can use the promo code to enroll in this discounted on-campus course for $499.  See Mrs. Swartz for details or see link in Counseling Resources.

ACT/SAT BootCamp thru Gilbert Parks and Rec. for 4 hours of intense instruction and manuel at the SE Regional Library-for $75.  Register online at  www.GilbertRecreation.com  See Mrs. Swartz for details or see link in Counseling Resources.

2014-15 Princeton Review 18 hour course at Gilbert Classical.pdf
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!

2014 November/December SCHOLARSHIP & COLLEGE BULLETIN
is now available!  Lots of new scholarships are open for application.  Check it out in "Counseling Services-Resources"

Club News

If you didn't make the Parent meeting for the Disney Trip,
Here's what you missed

Senior News

Congratulations to Joshua Calixte for receiving a nomination
for US AirForce Academy and US Naval Academy!

PTO Events and News

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