Gilbert Classical Academy Application Information

  • Gilbert Classial Academy is accepting applications for the 2024/25 school year (click here to apply!).  There are a few spots left for 7th and 9th grade! See below for the Enrollment Timeline for Important Dates, and GCA Admission Policies and Procedures. 


    Interested in learning more about the Academy and what it means to be a Spartan?


    2024/25 Enrollment Timeline

    • Optional Jr. High Luau & PTO Bingo - Friday, May 3rd @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm
      • The Luau is for incoming Jr. High students (7th and 8th grade) only, to join our current GCA Jr. High students to meet, greet and have fun together! There will be a variety of games and activities such as a hula hoop competition, corn hole, limbo, water balloon fight, and free food to enjoy such as hot dogs, chips, cookies, and a variety of drinks available!  Students should wear light, casual and comfy clothing since we will be outside and exerting lots of energy with different Luau activities.
      • Parents are welcome to drop your students off at the Luau, and then attend our PTO Bingo event to help raise PTO money for the 24/25 school year!


    • Optional New Student Orientation - Tuesday, July 16th.        Session 1: (A-L) 9am - 10:15am       Session 2: (M-Z) 10:15am - 11:30am
      • This optional event is highly encouraged for new students to attend to get familiar with GCA before the first day of school. Students will receive their temporary ID Badge, check-out their school-issued Chromebook, and get a chance to tour around GCA with our Student Ambassadors with their schedule for the 24/25 school year. 
      • Students should bring a writing utensil and be ready to take a Chromebook home after their session. Uniforms are not required to be worn for this event. Parents, this is a student only activity.


    • Optional Spartan Day - Thursday, July 18th. Anytime from 7am – 1pm or 2:30pm – 6pm. Stay as long as needed.
      • Spartan Day is not a required event. Here are the reasons to come to Spartan Day - meet new friends, buy PE Uniforms, get outstanding deals at the PTO Uniform Closet, join our incredible PTO, get help with your schedule, get help with your Annual Update, get music information and buy a music shirt, buy Spirit Store swag, learn the layout of the school, drop-off medications or self-carry paperwork, ensure your fees are paid, get athletic information, and have some fun!! We hope to see you there!


    • First Day of School - July 23rd at 7:30am
      • Front & back gates will open at 7am for students to enter the campus. 1st period starts at 7:30am for all students!

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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 2, 2024