The school is open to all children regardless of race, color, sex, or national origin, whose parents show evidence of genuine, positive interest in Christian education. All rights and privileges are afforded to all students.
Registration of new students is handled on an individual basis. Once paperwork is submitted, an interview will be scheduled between the parents and administration. Middle School students also attend the interview. The interview process is an excellent opportunity to get to know you better and for you to learn more about our school.
Half Day and Full Day Kindergarten classes are offered. Students must be 5 years of age by September 1st. Both classes provide the same academic curriculum. The state standards as well as ACSI’s curriculum guidelines are followed. We also emphasize a solid phonics foundation for beginning reading skills, and offer an individualized reading program beginning the second semester.
The elementary program is designed to nurture students to think and act responsibly. The curriculum includes phonics, reading, grammar, mathematics, science, social studies, writing, Bible, art, computer, music and physical education. Teachers utilize a variety of approaches to help each child reach their full potential.
The curriculum provides a solid foundation for high school as the students complete studies in Bible, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, Spanish and computer. Each student is challenged to live a life dedicated to the Lord. Additional opportunities are available in areas of music, band, strings, service, yearbook, student government and sports.
Grade School Dress Code
Dressing appropriately reflects the desire of Grace Community Christian School to hold our students to a Christ-honoring standard of excellence. The school administration reserves the right to make “modifications” to the dress standard for special occasions.
Students will be expected to adhere to the guidelines as outlined below.
All students in Grades K-8 must purchase uniforms from Dennis Uniform (2716 N 68th St #4, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(602) 220-0302) for chapel on Mondays, field trips, ACSI and special school events:
- See student handbook for uniform requirements or call the school office
All clothing must be free of slogans, pictures, or writing of any kind with the following exceptions:
- GCCS T-Shirts and Sweatshirts with GCCS words or slogans are allowed on Wednesday Spirit Days.
- Girl and Boy Scout uniforms are permissible on days of troop meetings.
DRESS STANDARD – TOP ATTIRE FOR BOTH GIRLS AND BOYS
- Must be collared
- Must be able to be buttoned or zipped to the top
- Must have sleeves
- Must be solid, striped, plaid, or prints
- Must extend at least below any waistline of bottom attire being worn
- Must be of a material that is not transparent
- Undershirts must be plain
DRESS STANDARD – BOTTOM ATTIRE FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
- Must be modestly worn
- Must be neat and clean
- Must not be faded or frayed
- Must be without holes
- Must be worn above the hips
- No sport/athletic shorts or sweat pants will be allowed for boys or girls
- Grades 5-8 shorts and skorts must have at least a four-inch inseam
- All skirts and dresses must be mid-thigh or longer
- Dresses or skirts may have a small fray
- Girls in grades K-4 are encouraged to wear shorts under dresses, jumpers, and skirts.
- Neat and professional
- Above student’s eyes
- Boy’s hair must be off the collar
- Shoes designed for laces must be laced properly.
- Backless shoes may not be worn.
- Students in Grades K-5 may not wear makeup of any kind.
- Girls in Grades 6-8 may wear makeup with modesty.
- Chains may not be worn by students, with the exception of necklaces and bracelets.
- Hats may not be worn in the classroom. (Hats may be worn outdoors for sun protection during recess and P.E.)
Body piercing & tattoos:
- Tattoos and Body Piercing (other than the piercing of girl’s ears) are not allowed.
Any student in violation of the dress standard will be referred to the GCCS school office. A student may be asked to wear clothing provided by the school office, or parents will be called to bring proper attire. The decisions of appropriateness will be determined by administration.
Clothing checked out from the school office must be cleaned and returned the following day.