Academics are the cornerstone of a Grace Academy education. The faculty is always mindful that they are preparing their young students to succeed in demanding high school and college programs. Highlights of the academic program include:
A challenging academic curriculum that includes Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Religion, Media/Technology, Health, Art and Music.
An intentionally small community with small, structured classes to foster as much individual attention as possible.
A homework block of time with individual tutoring available.
Formal progress reports and report card sessions with the parents.
Frequent parent-teacher conferences ensure that communication is maintained between home and school. Parent involvement is essential to the success of the student and teachers will discuss student performance frequently over the phone or when parents stop by the school building. Since parents volunteer their time to the school, informal conversation occurs with some frequency.
Grace Academy’s goal is to improve middle and high school attendance and graduation rates, test scores, and opportunities for college admission for our students. This is achieved by providing a college-focused education with a rigorous curriculum and high behavioral expectations. In addition, our model’s characteristics of an extended school day, extended academic year, and support after graduation provide for a culture of student success.