Math Club is an organization for students enrolled in high school Mathematics classes. Students meet once a month for to take the monthly Math League test. Many questions on the tests require students to think “out of the box” and encourage problem solving skills. Other activities include a trip to a local corn maze, a bonfire, and a visit to either Cedar Point or Kings Island, and a snack at lunch time the day of each test.
Students enrolled in Honors Mathematics courses are encouraged to join the GCA Mathletes team. Students meet regularly to prepare for the Ohio Teachers of Mathematics competition held at the Ohio State University in February.
Every February students in grades 3-8 participate in the ACSI Math Olympics. Pre-tests are given in December to help determine the members of the GCA team.
Middle School Student Council
Representatives are elected by classmates in 6, 7, and 8th grades. The MSSC is responsible for organizing social events, promoting and modeling Christ-like behavior, and serving as the voice of the middle school student body. A brief application process and one letter of recommendation is required.
High School Student Council
The HS Student Council (HSSC) exists to offer opportunities to develop student leadership abilities & foster unity among the student body. Our HSSC is comprised of four representatives per grade, elected by their class peers, who understand the need for vision, direction, and leadership at GCA. Many social activities are planned by the HSSC throughout the school year in which the study body may participate. Students attend two or more meetings per month to discuss student proposals and for planning of these activities. HSSC is looking for students who are Christian service minded, hard-working, task-oriented, and goal-seeking individuals who want to make a difference at GCA!
National Honor Society
The Granville Christian Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is committed to supporting the high ideals of NHS at GCA. The following selection process is in accordance with the NHS Handbook:
A student is eligible for candidacy after attending an equivalent of two semesters of the sophomore, junior, or senior year at GCA. A minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (un-weighted GPA) is needed to be considered for membership. In addition, the following four criteria are considered to determine membership: Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service.
Selected students are involved in various extracurricular activities such as sports, youth group, church, community activities, service work, etc. Membership in NHS is both an honor and a responsibility. Members are expected to continue to demonstrate the four qualities listed above by which they were selected.
Student Ambassador Program
GCA Student Ambassadors assist the school administration with campus tours and open house events. These high school students have a servant’s heart and a desire to promote GCA in the community.
The Spelling Bee is an activity for 1st-5th grade students. They receive easy, average, and difficult spelling words chosen by ACSI that are appropriate for their grade level. Students participate in an in-class Spelling Bee and the top spellers move on to the district competition. Those chosen represent our school and spell against other students from various Christian schools around central Ohio.
Each year the 3rd-5th grade students participate in the GCA Science Fair. Students, with the help of science teachers, computer teacher, art teacher, librarian, and past science teachers, develop a scientific question to which they use research and experimentation to find the answer. It is a time for students to learn the scientific method, learn to write a research paper, and present the project to judges. The judges are of a science background and come only to support, encourage and show their love of science for our students. Because we follow the ACSI requirements, we are able to choose students to go on to the next level, when available in our area. The lessons from participating in the local Science Fair develop responsible research, APA writing style, understanding of the scientific method, and how it supports Scripture.
Students in 1st through 5th grades are invited to try-out to participate in the ACSI Elementary Speech Meet. Students may choose to memorize an "ACSI selected" poem, patriotic tribute, fable, or Bible selection. After memorizing, the classroom teacher selects one student per category to represent GCA in the annual district meet. The selected students are coached on how to present their piece and what the judges will be looking for. Students attend the ACSI Speech meet in March. Elementary Speech Meets are hard work and very rewarding!