Last night we had our GCA facilities forum. We had about 100 people show up, most of them were GCA parents. The other main group was people with prospective future students to GCA. I want to thank those who came and spoke, they are sentiments I have conveyed to the superintendency and they are listening. We needed to vet all possibilities so the board has a variety of choices. I wanted to address a couple of concerns brought up about the school.
Moving does not change our school - It will actually allow us to do what we do better. The reason I started off with our mission and vision was to drive home the point of who we are and what fundamental designs can not change. I also wanted to accentuate the point that what is important to our educational design has become difficult to do here.
Some concerns have come up with the size we are projected to become. We will always be a small school. I do not foresee us ever getting bigger than 150 students per grade. When you consider the fact that our other schools have between 400 - 750 per grade, we will always be a small school. The number of 750 students for our six year school is a projection of what I believe will meet the demand of our area. I could be wrong because the original principal thought we would only have 60 student per class. Above all our mission and vision will stay intact. Read more...