Student Focused Curriculum
Guardian Christian Academy has developed a curriculum guide with a scope and sequence that incorporates the Virginia Standards of Learning and utilizes textbooks and teacher created resources.
The goal is to offer Christ-centered, high quality instruction through the use of carefully selected texts/e-texts, quality planning, classroom activities, and off-site educational experiences that teach to the whole child.
Educational Field Trips
Field trips present a way for students to enjoy experiences related to what they are learning. They bring life to what is being taught.
Overnight experiences such as weekend leadership conferences, mission trips, senior trips, and teambuilding events on the secondary level also occur.
Field trips, overnight trips, and guest speakers provide a tangible, visible dimension to the educational process. Field trip destinations may include: Swift Creek Mill Playhouse, Virginia Repertory Theater, Carter’s Grove, Science Museum of Richmond, Quartermaster’s Museum, Tredegar Ironworks, Richmond Art Museum, Moorefield Mines, Jamestown, Monticello, White House, and the Smithsonian museums. Overnight trips have included New York City, Orlando, Washington DC, and Hershey, PA with plans for more in the future.
Our family has been at GCA for 6 years now, and I can’t imagine sending my children anywhere else for school. I had always been confident they were receiving a superior education, but when a friend became a substitute teacher there, she was blown away by everything – from the advanced curriculum to the health and safety protocols. She said I could “rest assured that your girls are getting an EXCELLENT education in a loving, very spiritually sound environment!” We have become such close friends with so many of the families there, and there is such a feeling of being part of a team, all focused on the academic and spiritual growth of our precious children. We highly recommend GCA!