It's time to read! Do those words cause chaos and gnashing of teeth in your home? They don't have to. Encouraging your child to read and providing them with an environment conducive to reading and learning is important in their growth. The more time kids spend reading, the better readers and students they become. Julie Varney, a Junior High Language Arts teacher at Greater Atlanta Christian School, says that reading is the foundation of all learning, "Reading promotes imagination, sparks creativity and innovation, and it gives an avenue for kids to discover anything and everything about God's creation."
Topics: Reading Success
The Marching Spartans earned 1st place in Class AA at the Georgia Contest of Champions with their performance, British Invasion. Director Wes York says, "The most striking thing for me is to watch upperclassmen leading our younger players to achieve at such a high level. It was not too long ago that those leaders were junior high 'rookies' themselves." Students in grades 5-12 have the opportunity to be part of the band program at GAC. Band members in grades 7-12 can earn a spot in the award-winning Marching Spartans.
Greater Atlanta Christian School is hosting 26 students from China in its second year of their international student program. With the addition of eleven new students for the 2014-15 school year, the program is thriving. Teresa Harsh, International Student program leader says, “Our Chinese students and their parents come to U.S. private schools for top academics. But, they are finding so much more than they were expecting at GAC.”