Gilbert Classical Academy Application Information

  • The Academy still has a few additional seats for grade levels 7th through 10th, so be sure to Apply Now (click here!) before we start a waitlist. Be sure to check out the Enrollment Timeline and GCA Admission Policies and Procedures below for further information. 


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    2023/24 Enrollment Timeline

    • Tuesday, July 18th @ GCA - New Student Orientation (wear summer attire - non uniform attire)
      • (A-L) 9:00am - 10:15
      • (M-Z) 10:15am - 11:30
    • Thursday, July 20th - Spartan Day anytime between 7:00am - 1:00pm and then 2:30pm - 6:30pm
      • Last chance to purchase PE uniforms, shop at the Uniform Closet, get help with the annual update, pay fees, and see your friends before the first day of school! 
    • Tuesday, July 25th - First Day of school for the 23/24 school year!
    • Tuesday, August 1st @ 6pm - Curriculum Night
    • Friday, August 4th - 23/24 GCA Applications closed. No longer accepting students for the 23/24 school year.
    • Tuesday, September 5th - 24/25 GCA Applications open!

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GCA Admission Policies & Procedures

  • 7th Grade

    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. 

    Admission Criteria
    At both the elementary and secondary levels, 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.

    9th Grade

    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.

Last Modified on May 22, 2023