Gilbert Classical Academy Application Information
The Academy is now accepting applications for 7th through 11th grade for the 2020/21 school year. Please click HERE to submit an application. Deadline to apply to be included in the 7th-grade lottery is Friday, December 13th, 2019. All other grade levels will be admitted or waitlisted as space permits.
Interested in learning more about the Academy?
You are invited to:
Attend an Informational Session on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30 PM in the GCA Cafeteria.
Principal Dan Hood will give a presentation about the Academy along with information on the admission process. Student ambassadors will share their experiences and the evening will wrap up with a Q and A session. Families are invited to attend.
Take a tour of our campus to learn more about the Academy and what it means to be a Spartan!
To arrange a tour please contact our Registrar, Lorna Christie at 480-497-4034 ext.2618
2020/21 Enrollment Timeline
Friday, December 13, 2019 - Deadline to submit a 7th-grade application to be included in the lottery.
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - GCA 7th Grade Lottery, GCA Cafeteria @ 4 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Registration/Orientation Night for new 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th-grade students, GCA Cafeteria 6-7 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - Registration/Orientation Night for incoming 7th-grade students, GCA Cafeteria 6-7 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 7th Grade Math Diagnostic Test, GCA Room 303, 9 AM
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - New Student Orientation, 9-11:30 AM
GCA Admission Policies & Procedures
Each incoming 7th grader will be admitted or waitlisted on a date designated by administration. A lottery system will be utilized, if necessary, based on the following priorities:
- Siblings of students currently attending the non-boundary school.
- Children of current school employees, with a cap of 20% (including children who are a sibling of another enrolled student).
- Children residing within Gilbert Public Schools' boundaries and out-of-district residents attending a Gilbert Public School.
- Children that are nonresidents of Gilbert Public Schools and are not attending a Gilbert Public School. After the lottery for incoming 7th graders is held, new applicants and those in grades 8th through 10th will be placed on the waitlist in order of the receipt of the application.
At both the elementary and secondary level, the physical capacity of the school building and classrooms; availability of staff; capacity in special programs; and availability of other resources may be considered before placement of a student into a district-wide program or school is approved.
Gilbert Classical Academy has no admissions standards for 7th or 8th grade; however, students may be required to do summer school work in order to prepare them for the rigors of the academics of the Academy.
Students entering the Academy for the 9th grade must have completed Algebra 1 in the 8th grade. An official transcript/report card must be submitted at the time of enrollment.
10th Grade/11th Grade
The applicant's high school transcript must be submitted for review to ensure that the student will meet GCA's graduation requirements by their senior year.
Completion of online applications or acceptance of an offer of enrollment does not constitute actual enrollment. Parents must complete registration in the spring to be enrolled in the school. Failure to submit the enrollment paperwork by the school's deadline will result in the non-enrollment of the student.
If a family rejects or does not respond to an offer of enrollment, they are removed from the waitlist and must reapply if they wish to enroll in a future year. If a family does not receive an enrollment offer by the end of the year (i.e. they remain on the waitlist), their application will “rollover” to the next year. Applications that “rollover” are given priority over new applications. Please remember to inform the office of any changes in contact information.