What We Believe
THE BIBLE – We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (II Timothy 3:15, II Peter 1:21)
FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT – We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30). We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33), His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:25); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:44); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11).
SALVATION– We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone we are saved (John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5). We believe in resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
THEOLOGICAL PURPOSE -Although Griffin Christian School – Middle/High School is owned and operated by Griffin First Assembly of God, it is not the purpose of the school to indoctrinate its students in the doctrines of the Assemblies of God. We hold the Scriptures to be all-sufficient rules of faith and practice. We therefore teach the Bible in its entirety. It is the purpose of GCS – Middle/High School to train its students in the principles and practices of our Lord Jesus Christ. It should be noted that the faculty of GCS – Middle/High School represents a number of denominations and fellowships and no individual is permitted to teach his or her particular personal doctrine of his or her church doctrine. All members of the faculty are born again Christians who live a consistent example of their profession of faith.
SPIRITUAL PURPOSE – It is the purpose of GCS – Middle/High School to develop in the lives of its students a spiritual life that is in harmony with the infallible Word, in order that they may grow in grace, as well as in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
ACADEMIC PURPOSE – It is the purpose of GCS – Middle/High School to provide its students with the best education in order that they may be thoroughly equipped for life. It is the purpose of GCS – Middle/High School to offer its students an opportunity to receive their education in a Christian environment.
STEP ONE: Submit this application with a non-refundable application fee of $150 to the GCS – Middle/High School office. Be sure to sign the statement of cooperation on page 4 of this form. For new students, please download a copy of the 2021-2022 New Student Application here. For returning students, please download a copy of the 2021-2022 Returning Student Application here.
STEP TWO: The student must submit the following documents with the application and application fee. GCS – Middle/High School will not proceed without all of the documents.
- Grade transcripts from all previous schools.
- Discipline records from all previous schools.
- Attendance records from all previous schools.
- Immunization Records
- Any standardized testing results.
- Custody documentation if student(s) do not reside with birth parents or both parents.
STEP THREE: Once all documents are received, GCS – Middle/High School will call to schedule an interview with the principal. At least one parent must attend this meeting with the student. The following documents must be brought to the meeting in order to be interviewed:
Birth Certificate AND Social Security Card
STEP FOUR: Once accepted by the principal, the parent/guardian must sign the contract in the school office.
STEP FIVE: The student meets with the principal or guidance office personnel to set up a course schedule.
GCS – Middle/High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, or origin.
Griffin Christian School – Middle/High School, as a private institution, reserves the privilege of setting and maintaining its own standards for student conduct, dress code and scholarship. Admission to GCS – Middle/High School is a privilege and not a right. Therefore, the school maintains the right to admit only those families who are in harmony with the standards of the school.
Admission is based upon the achievement, personal interview, recommendations and openings in the particular grade level. Behavior is also carefully considered. Generally, no student will be admitted who shows low academic performance, has emotional or disciplinary problems or who has been expelled from another school.
Griffin Christian School – Middle/High School is not a reform school. Neither is it equipped to accept children with severe academic, physical or emotional problems. Students must express a desire to attend GCS – Middle/High School. The school maintains the right to refuse admittance to anyone if it so chooses and to suspend or expel any student who violates the set standard.
The following procedure will be helpful to new student when applying for admissions to GCS – Middle/High School:
- Obtain an application packet from the school office or download above.
- Complete the application form and return it to the school with the appropriate fees as stated on the application.
- For new students, an entrance exam may be given to determine specific course placement. A copy of the applicant’s transcript (grades and achievement test scores) must be given to the office before an application is approved.
- An appointment for an interview with the principal or admissions committee may be requested. The potential student and at least one parent must attend this interview.
- Should GCS – Middle/High School not accept the applicant for enrollment, the registration fee will be refunded. However, the fee is not refundable under any other circumstances.
Enrollment for Returning Students
It is to be understood that enrollment in GCS – Middle/High School one year does not guarantee placement the following year. It is to be understood that enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. However, prior to registration being opened to the public, students presently enrolled in GCS – Middle/High School may enroll during a limited enrollment period. The first come, first served policy will be in effect during this limited enrollment period as well. It is to be understood that the number of classes within a grade may vary from one year to the next due to enrollment trends. Early enrollment is advised since GCS – Middle/High School cannot ensure placement after available spaces have been filled.
The interview and placement testing process is not required for returning students. However, it is necessary for the proper application forms to be completed and submitted with fees each year.
Griffin Christian School operate as a K-12 ministry of Griffin First Assembly. The operating funds for GCS – Middle/High School are generated by fees, donations, and tuition. We accept special contributions for equipment, resources, tuition assistance, and other items for the improvement of the school.
Tuition may be paid annually or in ten monthly installments. Those wishing to pay annually may receive a discount of 5% off tuition when payment in full is made by August 1st. If paying monthly, payments are due on the 1st of every month with the first payment due by the first day of school and the last payment due on May 1.
Tuition payments received after the 10th of each month will incur a minimum $35.00 late fee or 5% of the total monthly tuition.
We accept cash, electronic payments systems, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Debit card payments. All payments made by Credit Card will incur a 3.2% surcharge.