Electives

Home economics

The purpose of Home Economics is to help students be good stewards of the gifts and abilities that God has given them. We put an emphasis on "survival" cooking-the kinds of things that a young adult could accomplish in a first apartment or in a college setting. We use crock pots, microwaves, as well as conventional ranges and small appliance. Basic cooking and baking techniques are explored. Sewing includes making a pair of pajama pants-a project that has practical value and learning to do some basic clothing repairs.

Music

The music program at GCS offers everything from piano competitions through WVMTA and the National Piano Guild to recorders in 4th grade, choirs to instrument music.  We have elementary music classes that incorporate singing, rhythm sticks and other Orff instruments to allow students to create fun music.  Also, 5th grade is the start of beginning band.  Middle school students and high school students can be involved in both choir and band, small ensembles as well as solos and large ensembles while participating in our fine arts competition.  Throughout the years years at Grace, students can also take various lessons on piano and band instruments.  Our dedicated music faculty have over 80 years of combined music teaching experience and are qualified to help students achieve  musical success

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Private Lessons

GCS students have the opportunity to take private lessons in almost any area. We have experienced teachers in piano, brass, woodwinds, percussion, vocals, and speech. Click here to learn more about it.

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Fine Arts

Here at Grace, there are manifold opportunities for students to showcase the gifts and talents God has given them through our Fine Arts Program. Click below to find out more about those opportunities.

Speech

The speech program is designed to produce effective communicators. Students learn to think critically, speak with confidence, and use teamwork through a variety of speech opportunities both in class and extracurricularly. Because Jesus was the master  communicator, Grace Christian School strives to encourage students to properly reflect the Biblical characteristics Christ displayed through teaching, inspiring, persuading, entertaining, and exhorting others.

"Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man." Colossians 4:6.

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The Fall Play

Each year, our speech director, Angie Jolicoeur, works tirelessly with students to put together some of the most spectacular plays you could see - high school or otherwise. Some of her recent successes were Arsenic and Old Lace, Charlotte's Web, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, and Mary Poppins.

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Speech Team

The speech team meets once a week in the afternoons to delve even deeper into the art of effective communication. They work together on group pieces and sharpen their solo skills. They will compete in area and state competitions

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Fine ARts

Our students perform each year with great success at the State and National Fine Arts Competition. They perform solo speeches, as well as in acting groups. Click below to learn more about the fine arts opportunities, or check out our speech fine arts gallery.

Introduction to education

 
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Students at GCS can elect to take Introduction to Education. This gives them first hand experience into the work teachers do. So much of teaching is done behind the scenes. This elective gives students the opportunity not only to be a Christ-like servant, but to also see if the work of a teacher is something they would be interested in doing some day.