Grace Academy of North Texas

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Basic Information

Address: 4255 E. Prosper Trail Prosper, TX 75078
County: Collin
School District: Prosper
Phone Number: 469-287-7111
Fax Number: 872-632-1728
President: Dr. Mitch Moses, Chairman of the Board
Principal: Jody Capehart, Head of School
School Type: Christian and Classical

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Grace Academy of North Texas
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Additional Information

Accreditation: AdvancED
Founded: 2011
Organization Affiliation: Association of Christian and Classical Schools, Association Christian Schools International, AdvancEd-SACS, TAPPS
Ages/Grades: PreK-11 currently and adding grade 12 next year
School Setting:

We are currently leasing space from a church but recently purchased 50 acres of lovely property in Prosper to construct a beautiful campus to include separate buildings for administration, PreK, library, Grammar School, Logic School, Rhetoric School, Fine Arts/Performing Arts, Gymnasiums, Cafeteria, STEM, full athletic complex with fields for football, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, archery, and more.

School Schedule: 8:30-3:15 Grammar School and 8:15-3:30 for Logic/Rhetoric Schools
School days in Calendar Year: 175
School Holidays: Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Spring Break, Good Friday and Easter Monday, Memorial Day
Community:

Prosper, Texas and surrounding communities of Frisco, McKinney, Allen, and Celina

School Size: 175
Classroom Size: varies
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12-15:1 in Grammar School (not counting special teachers) and 16:1 in Logic/Rhetoric School
Tuition:

$8,000.00 to $10,000.00

Financial Aid:

yes

Departments:

Bible, History, English, Math, Science, Omnibus, Fine Arts (Art, Band, Choir, and Drama), Latin, Spanish, Leadership, Athletics

Curriculum:

Bible (various resources), Omnibus for Logic and Rhetoric, History (original sources, timelines, 4 year history cycles but also American history, Texas history, government and economics), Language Arts (Grammar School) English (writing is IEW, grammar), Literature (tied in history, and classical literature), Science (Purposeful Design in Grammar School and Bob Jones in Logic/Rhetoric), Math (Purposeful Design in Grammar School and looking to change in Logic/Rhetoric), Latin (Latin Alive and Cambridge) Spanish (immersion), Leadership (we are certified to use Leadwell and Kidlead), ACTS (service projects K-12), GEMS (Grace Etiquette Manners and Successful Study Strategies), music, art (classical), technology, P.E.,

Support Services:

Learning Lab with licensed and certified director and personnel for Alphabetic Phonics and speech and language therapy

Computer Capabilities:

Complete tech lab with Macs, iPads for the classrooms and teachers, Smart Board, Elmo Document Readers for the classrooms, TV in each room to hook up to the iPads or laptops for teaching purposes,

School Championships:

We are in our 4th year. The school has competed in ACSI, PSIA, TPSMEA, and athletic competitions and done well and gone on to district and state in some areas academically. We are a young school.

School Clubs:

Chess, Robotics, Poetry, Girls Bible Study, Boys Bible Study, Drama and more to come when we have the physical space. We do provide Fine Arts and Athletic programs after school.
Yearbook, Student Council, and Leadership

Notable Graduates/Alumni:

Our first graduating class will be in 2016.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

We have ample space around on 3 sides of our current buildings.

Uniform Guidelines:

Grammar School: girls: jumpers, blouse for chapel and boys: blue pants, white shirt and tie for chapel. 3 days a
week they can choose with skirts, pants, and red collar shirts, and Friday is Spirit dress
Logic School: girls wear skirts and blouse for chapel, and boys wear khaki pants, white shirts and tie
3 days: choices but girls must wear skirts and boys wear pants and both can wear uniform
blue or white collar shirts, sweaters; and Friday is Spirit Day
Rhetoric School: Girls and boys wear blue blazers with crest for Chapel and special days
Other days are the same as Logic School but the oldest class has more free choices within
spelled out guidelines

Admissions Deadline: Open
Mission Statement:

Please note: the Mission Statement and Crest are under revision, but currently as written by the founding families:
Transforming the world one child at a time by growing lifelong learners and next generation leaders to serve and glorify Him.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our mission is in our name, Grace Academy: sharing God's grace to us with His children. Our school preserves and honors the past, as we prepare children for their futures, on a path lit with God's Word.
The past, after all, is a roadmap of God's providence. Grace opens young minds to that map as an endless source of wonder, alive in primary documents, literature, fine arts, music, drama, and poetry.
Because learning, true learning, is an act of love--an ever-widening road to wisdom. We desire to create lifelong learners who are passionate about learning!
Educare, from Latin, implies "bringing forth". With Christ at the center, Grace is 'educare'--a training through His love of every child's best for now, for a lifetime, and for eternity.

Grace Academy of North Texas desires to educate and graduate young men and women who seek God's wisdom and will in all facets of their lives. We desire to accomplish this through immersion in God's Word; making Him the center of all aspects of each student's education.
We desire to provide excellence in our core curriculum as well as extra-curricular activities in order to develop every child's God-given gifts.
Grace Academy is committed to modeling and teaching servant leadership principles such as humility, compassion, and service as witnessed in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. We desire to provide opportunities for each student regardless of socio-economic background.
Grace Academy seeks to prepare each student to discern, reason, and defend truth; confident in themselves as unique creations; confident in their ability to articulate the Word of God.

School History:

Five families decided to start Grace, came up with the logo and mission statement. They called Jody Capehart to serve as Head of School. Jody started other Christian and classical schools over the past 40 years and used her experience to put a curriculum in place, hire teachers, and conduct weekly Open Houses. The school opened with 53 students, doubled for the 2nd year in a larger facility, and then with additional classroom space filled to capacity again the 3rd year. With the addition of 4 portable classrooms for the 4th year, the school is at capacity.

The Lord blessed Grace Academy with 50 acres very close to our current location. The architectural renderings are complete and construction will begin this summer. We will move to our new campus for the 2016-17 school year.

We believe in parent participation as evidenced by our Parent Teacher Fellowship, parent classes, monthly family events, and many opportunities for parents to partner with teachers in the education of their children.

Programs and Services:

Learning Lab
Fine Arts Studio
Athletics

Social Media:

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