GCS School Profile 2018 2019

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


Prepare People • Teach Truth • Glorify God.


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.


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  Praise Team  Soccer
Junior Heart Board Technical Drama Softball
Mock Trial Team   Swimming
Mu Alpha Theta   Tennis
National Beta Club   Track
National Honor Society   Volleyball
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 Career and College Promise Program through the NC Community College system. Both opportunities allow students to enroll in online courses not offered in our traditional program.


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


Grade Point Average (GPA) is based on the traditional grading system, with the exception that honors courses receive half (.5) extra quality point and Advanced Placement courses receive one (1) extra quality point.

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

AP English Literature and Composition

AP United States History

AP Biology

AP Calculus

AP Statistics

AP Chemistry

Online Advanced Placement Offerings

AP Art History

AP World History

AP Computer Science

AP U.S. Gov/Politics

AP Microeconomics

AP Macroeconomics

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 Costuming, Honors Drama and Honors Ensemble.


ACT and SAT Averages


Year Graduates SAT ACT Percentile
2018 62 1322 29 25th
2018 62 1235 26 50th


N.C. Career & college promise dual enrollment program

                                                                                                                                  Enrolled                                        Credit Hours

Gaston Christian School                                                                                                  30                                         162




The 62 members of the Class of 2018 were offered scholarships and grants with a total value of more than $3.00 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