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10 Tips to Make Prepping for Finals Easier

Posted by Counseling Office

Final exams are just around the corner and can easily be the most stressful part of the semester for a student.  Finish strong by preparing before your big test. Here are 10 easy and practical tips to help make getting ready for finals easier. 

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Topics: Academics

Grading the Future

Posted by Brian Dolinger

Grades, as we have known them, are having an identity crisis. Ask yourself, “What is a grade and what does it mean?” In an overly simplistic definition, a grade is just a communication tool. It gets more complicated when we begin to ask what is actually being communicated. What does a grade really mean? 

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Topics: Academics

What is the value of standardized testing?

Posted by Brad Schultz


I want to share some exciting news with you regarding student standardized testing results from Greater Atlanta Christian School. The infographic shows students' ITBS (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) test results when compared to the national average. We tracked our current 5th graders over the past three years and their improvement in language, reading, math, and core total is impressive.

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Topics: Academics, Standardized Testing

What is Blended Learning?

Posted by Dr. Misty Overman

Have you ever seen a line at a smoothie bar? It's incredible. People will wait forever for a cup of blended juices, fruits, protein powders, and vegetables. Why do they wait? Because the person behind the counter is making it just for them. It is exactly what they want and need. Just like we want our smoothies “personalized," we want our learning to be personalized too. Twenty-first century learning tools afford educators the ability to do just that – personalize learning.  Greater Atlanta Christian School is in their first year of having blended learning classrooms.

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Topics: Academics

Chinese Students Come to U.S. for Academics, but Find Much More

Posted by Jamie Dalton


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.”  

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Topics: International Students, Host Family, Campus Life, Academics

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