Grace Fitness Center Approved!
Building Ordered, To Be Erected By OC Construction!
Unanimous Vote Sets Building Program Into Motion
After a 10-12 minute presentation by Headmaster Matt Pollock, questions were entertained from the congregation, (READ MORE)
Dear GBA Parents, Faculty, & Students,
Grace Baptist Academy has been ministering in the Chattanooga for over thirty years. We value this longevity, but more importantly we value lives God has allowed us to touch with the gospel. We also value the high quality and Biblically integrated academics that have been here for so long. In the early 90’s the academy was able to attain accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and that accreditation has continued since then. The Southern Association (SACS) has now been incorporated into a larger body called AdvancED. Accreditation is a valuable endeavor because it places emphasis on building quality programs, accountability, continuous improvement, and working as a community.
Grace Baptist Academy had its last accreditation review in 2013 which went very well. We set some important goals, and had some suggestions from AdvancED that we have worked on and have been very beneficial to our program. Now that we are into the 2017-2018 school year we are preparing for another regularly schedules review from AdvancED. The official date of our review is April 17-18. We have some assessing and tasks to complete before this date, but we are on our way to being prepared for this event. There will be some opportunities for you to be a help in this process, so if called upon, please help.
Thank you for your support of the academy, and for allowing us to work with your students.
Asst. Principal for Accreditation
See 'First Friends' Again at Grace's Homecoming Weekend 2017
The gentle rhythm of the rails rocked the songwriter to sleep.
As he dreamed, he saw the faces of old friends, his first friends. He saw the rooms where they'd hung out, where they shared their stories, had sung their songs and told their jokes; rooms that were not unlike those where most teenagers share their lives with those first few friends. Insulated from 'the world outside',.....( READ MORE)
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GPA's Tennis Ball Toss
GPA will be hosting the next "Tennis Ball Toss" (flyer attached) Friday, September 22, after the home football game vs Boyd Buchanan. Be sure to stop by the GPA table before & during the football game to purchase your tennis balls. 1 Tennis Ball = $1 and you can buy as many as you want!! Following the football game & once all football players have exited the field, contestants who have purchased tennis balls will line up in the stands facing the football field. At the sound of the horn, contestants will throw their tennis balls towards the container set-up near the 50 yard line. The tennis ball that lands inside the container will WIN a Bones Smokehouse 10 person Party Pack! (If more than 1 tennis ball makes it into the container, a winner will be drawn at random.) Proceeds from the "Tennis Ball Toss" will help fund current GPA initiatives.
Teacher Appreciation Events
A big shout-out and "Thank You" to the 1st & 2nd grade classes for a GREAT JOB hosting the Teacher Luncheon this week. The teachers & staff really enjoyed their sub sandwiches from Jersey Mike's Subs. Thanks to Mary Katherine Frees, Courtney Jenkins, April Evans, Karen Gray & Linda Morgan for organizing this luncheon.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Teacher Appreciation Events:
11th & 12th grade classes - Parents will be asked to send in a monetary donation by .: Popcorn Bags sponsored by the
ALL grades - A SignUpGenius will be sent to ALL parents by mid-October.: Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by
7th & 8th grade classes - A SignUpGenius will be sent to these parents by mid-November.: Holiday Treats sponsored by the
GPA Meeting -