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GAC Moves Up to AAA Classification in the GHSA

Posted by Bill Burton

The Georgia High School Association reclassifies schools every two years. In the most recent reclassification which was finalized on January 13, all schools (private and public) that enroll more than 3% of their students from outside their home counties were bumped up one classification. The reason for this change is that the majority of GHSA schools were of the opinion that schools that have open enrollments tend to have stronger athletic programs than schools that limit their enrollments to their defined attendance areas. As a result, after 16 years of competing as a Class AA school, GAC will move up to Class AAA for the foreseeable future. The Spartans were placed in Region 7AAA and will be in the same region with public schools Dawson County, East Hall, Fannin County, Lumpkin County, North Hall and Union County.
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Road to the Dome

Posted by Ellie Kenworthy

In the spring of 2002, I needed to find the right place for my kindergartner who was not ready to go on to first grade. In my research, I discovered a school in Norcross, GA, just outside the I-285 perimeter. None of my friends or family was familiar with the school, but after talking with the admissions office, I felt that Greater Atlanta Christian School, and its K6 class, would be a perfect fit for my oldest son, Will. He joined 19 other students in Mrs. Jones’ K6 classroom that year, and unknowingly, we began to make friends that will last a lifetime.  

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World Cup Dreams - GAC Boys Soccer Team Tops National Poll

Posted by Jamie Dalton

With World Cup standings attracting the attention of millions of sports-lovers worldwide, Greater Atlanta Christian School fans have local heroes to shout about. Final high school rankings announced the Spartans boys’ soccer team as #2 in the nation (National Soccer Coaches Association of America July 17, 2014 ranking).

Finishing their season with a State AA Championship title, the Spartans clinched the first undefeated soccer season in school history (23-0-0). But it’s not the trophies that Coach Thom Jacquet is excited about, “It’s nice to see the boys receive national recognition from the NSCAA as #2 in the nation. But, the effort and dedication these guys put into the season from the first day of practice until the last was nothing short of remarkable.” 

A longtime coach, Jacquet has many accolades under his belt.

This year alone Jacquet:

  • won the Boys State AA Championship for Georgia
  • won his 10th Region 6AA Championship at GAC
  • was named the 2014 NSCAA Georgia Coach of the Year (Private/Parochial division)
  • was named the 2014 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Boys Coach of the Year
  • was named the 2014 DiVarsity.com 2A Boys Coach of the Year
He gives all the credit for these awards to his team and their determination.
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