SCHOOL PROFILE PROFILE 2016-2017
Gaston Christian School, founded in 1980, is a non-denominational, college-preparatory school serving more than 930 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.
|Social Studies||3 Credits|
|Foreign Language||2 Credits|
|Public Speaking||1/2 Credit|
|Fine Art||1 Credit|
|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:
|Fellowship of Christian Athletes||Chorus||Cheerleading|
|International Thespian Society||Technical Drama||Softball|
|Junior Heart Board||Swimming|
|Mock Trial Team||Tennis|
|Mu Alpha Theta||Track|
|National Beta Club||Volleyball|
|National Honor Society|
|Quiz Bowl Team|
|Society of The Unashamed|
* 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.
|A 90-100||B 80-89|
|C 70-79||D 60-69|
|GPA is based on a weighted 4.0 scale|
|Advanced Placement||Honors||College Prep|
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.
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 English 9, 10, 11, 12; Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Biology, Honors Spanish III, Honors Ensemble, Honors Art III and IV, Honors World History, Honors US History, Honors Chemistry, Honors Physical Science, Honors Physics, Honors Anatomy and Physiology, Honors Government and Economics, Honors Drama, Honors Band
|Gaston Christian School College Board SAT Averages
(College Board Averages are based on each student’s most recent scores as of 6-2016)
|Class Year||Number of Graduates||SAT||ACT|
|2016 College Board Averages||SAT||ACT|
The 61 members of the Class of 2014 were offered scholarships and grants with a total value of more than 4.4 million dollars.
The GCS Elementary School, Middle School, and High School are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Colleges Offering Admissions to Students to Gaston Christian School 2016 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|