SCHOOL PROFILE PROFILE 2017-2018

GCS School Profile 2017 2018

Gaston Christian School, founded in 1980, is a non-denominational, college-preparatory school serving more than 900 students in grades PK-3 through 12.

GCS MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Gaston Christian School is to help students mature spiritually and excel academically by offering a Biblically integrated, college-preparatory program that will enable them to impact the kingdom of God by living productive Christian lives.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Bible 4 Credits
English 4 Credits
Math 4 Credits
Science 3 Credits
Social Studies 3 Credits
Foreign Language 2 Credits
Technology 1/2 Credit
Public Speaking 1/2 Credit
Health/PE 1 Credit
Fine Art 1 Credit
Electives* 5 Credits
Total Credit Requirement 28

Note:  Additional math, science, social studies, or foreign language courses (beyond departmental requirements) are useful to most students and are counted as electives.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

There are many opportunities for involvement in co-curricular activities, including the following:

Clubs Fine Arts Athletics
Art Club Art Baseball
Chess Club Band Basketball
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chorus Cross Country
Interact Costuming Cheerleading
International Club Drama Golf
International Thespian Society Technical Drama Soccer
Junior Heart Board Softball
Mock Trial Team Swimming
Mu Alpha Theta Tennis
National Beta Club Track
National Honor Society Volleyball
Praise Band
Quiz Bowl Team
Society of The Unashamed
Spirit Club

* To facilitate more leadership opportunities, students at GCS can only serve as an officer in one club each school year.  The only exception is a student who holds a club office may also be an SGA class representative.

Gaston Christian School is a partner with the Sevenstar Academy. Juniors and Seniors also have the opportunity to enroll in the college and career promise program through the NC Community College system. Both opportunities allow students to enroll in online courses not offered in our traditional program.

GRADING SCALE

A 90-100 B 80-89
C 70-79 D 60-69
GPA is based on a weighted 4.0 scale

Quality Points
Advanced Placement Honors College Prep
A=5.0 A=4.5 A=4
B=4.0 B=3.5 B=3
C=3.0 C=2.5 C=2
D=2.0 D=1.5 D=1
F=0.0 F=0.0 F=0

GPA DISTRIBUTION

Grade Point Average (GPA) is based on the traditional grading system, with the exception that honors courses receive one extra quality point and Advanced Placement courses receive two extra quality points.

Explanation of Weighted Courses

All honors and Advanced Placement courses are considered “weighted.”  These courses are offered contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

Advanced Placement

AP English Language and Composition (11th grade)

AP English Literature and Composition (12th grade)

AP United States History (11th grade)

AP Biology (12th grade)

AP Calculus (12th grade)

AP Statistics (12th grade)

AP Chemistry (12 grade)

Honors Courses

Honors English 9, 10, 11 & 12, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Calculus, Honors Anatomy and Physiology, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors Physics, Honors Physical Science, Honors World History, Honors US History, Honors Government and Economics, Honors Spanish III, Honors Art III & Art IV, Honors Band, Honors Costuming, Honors Drama and Honors Ensemble.

Gaston Christian School College Board SAT Averages

 

(College Board Averages are based on each student’s most recent scores as of 7-2017)

Class Year Number of Graduates SAT ACT
2017 65 1115 23.5

* The College Board changed the test format and scoring for 2016-2017; therefore, this year’s scores should not be compared to scores from previous years.

2017 College Board Averages SAT ACT
Total Group 1070 21.0
North Carolina 1074 19.1
Gaston County 1053 18.1

SCHOLARSHIPS

The 65 members of the Class of 2017 were offered scholarships and grants with a total value of more than $3.24 Million.

The Gaston Christian School Elementary School, Middle School and High School are accredited by the AdvancED.

 

 

Colleges Offering Admissions to Students to Gaston Christian School 2017 Graduates

Anderson University Appalachian State University Asbury University
Auburn University Belmont Abbey College Belmont University of Nashville
Bridgewater College Carson-Newman University Central Piedmont Community College
Charleston Southern University Clemson University College of Charleston
East Carolina University Erskine College Flagler College
Furman University Gardner-Webb University Gaston College
High Point University Iowa State University Johnson & Wales University
Lenoir-Rhyne University Liberty University Meredith College
Michigan State University Milligan College North Carolina State University
North Greenville University Penn. State University Queens University
Regent University Stetson University Texas Tech University
UNC – Asheville UNC – Chapel Hill UNC – Charlotte
UNC – Greensboro UNC – Wilmington University of California at Davis
University of California at Irvine University of Cinicinnati University of Georgia
University of Hawaii University of South Carolina University of South Carolina at Beaufort
University of Tennessee University of Washington at Bothell Virginia Tech
Western Carolina University Wingate University Winthrop University
Wofford College