Grace Christian Academy believes in academic rigor, hard work, and excellence in education. Beginning in first grade, the core curriculum of reading, writing (public speaking for upper grades), mathematics, science, social studies, and instruction in Christian theology becomes more demanding. Students are held to high standards regardless of past performance or personal histories. They are expected to complete and turn in all assignments on time. Preparing for tests, projects, and daily activities is expected as well. We expect our students to develop personal responsibility, a good work ethic, respect, and maturity in a supportive atmosphere with high expectations for life-long success. Grading Scale Grace Christian Academy’s grading scale is a common letter scale, with the exception that the letter grade “D” does not exist. We believe that any student who works consistently and to the best of their ability is able to obtain a minimum average (C) score. Therefore, anything below a C- percentage grade is considered failing.