At GHC, students participate in a variety of learning activities that meet their needs academically, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Our learning environment consists of small group lessons, large group gatherings, many hands-on activities, and traditional teacher-to-class instruction.
- We have a K-12 Director of Curriculum who oversees and develops our curriculum. We are on a five-year cycle of reviewing each of the curricular areas.
- We pride ourselves in academic excellence, while teaching and applying a Christian perspective inside and outside of the classroom. Standardized testing (ACT and SAT scores and other State and National standards) are used as we develop a Christ-centered and academically challenging curriculum.
- Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing: Standardized test scores support the fact that GHC offers a high-quality academic experience, as our students consistently score well above the national average.
Our teachers utilize the Maker-Space classroom, where students learn to collaborate together in order to be innovative by using a variety of materials and tools in their problem solving. They practice the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles within this environment and learn that they were “made to make” by the ultimate Creator.
A unique small-group activity is called family groups. A group is composed of fifth grade leaders and various students from grades K-5 which meet monthly. Students form bonds extending beyond their individual classrooms as well as building multi-age student relationships and developing leadership skills. Serving local children through Angel Tree, eating lunch with the principal, and going on a scavenger hunt are a few of the fun activities family groups enjoy together during the year.