Field Activity Program (FAP)

One of the most unique aspects of the GCA educational program is the Field Acticity Program. 
 

These Weekly Field Experiences enhancethe instructional program while providing safe, supervised physical activities. 

 

Social Studies & Geography
Language Arts, Reading Literature, and Writing
Mathematics Topics (6-8)
Science

• Saxon Mathematics Learning Program

• Glenco Algebra Learning Program

 In Conjunction With 

• Applied Mathematics and Problem Solving 

• Practical Mathematics Applications

• Project Based Learning

• Introduction to Trigonometry 

• Math/Science Connections

Life Science (6th)

Biology, Botany, Zoology, Environmental Science, and Health I

 

Earth/Space Science (7th) 

Oceanography, Astronomy, Geology, Weather, Marine Science, Health II 

 

Physical Science (8th) 

Energy, Electricity, Chemistry, Force, Light, and Motion

* All Science disciplines feature hands-on experimenation, associated field activites, and appropriate connections to mathematics and technology. 

• World Geography (6th)

• Civics, Maritime History, Space Program History (7th)

• American History (8th) 

• A comprehensive writing, language arts and reading program featuring age appropriate reading materials, short stories, plays, composition, and language mechanics. 

• Holt, Reinhart & Winston Elements of Literature

• Class Tools Achieve - A Language Arts Learning Program

Technology
Field Activity Program (FAP) 

Technology Topics (6-8)

Windows 7/8 Operating Systems

Keyboarding Skills

Microsoft Office Suite

Adobe Creative Suite 6

Microsoft Publisher

Web Page Design

Microsoft PowerPoint

Principles of Database Design

Digital Photography

Intro to Computer Programming

Microcontroller Robotic Engineering

Advanced Computer Programming

Digital Video
Digital Animation

Digital Audio

Adobe Premiere
Preparing Graphs using Microsoft Excel

Advanced Web Page Design

Computer Assisted Instruction

Internet Research

Introduction to Computer Networking

 

Engineering Topics

3D Printing Technology

Microcontroller Electronics

Robotics

Solar Powered Vehicles

Dragsters

Hydraulic Power

VEX Robotic Competition

Skill and Confidence Building Activities:

Vertical Ventures 

(Climbing); Low Ropes Course Activities; 

USF High Ropes Course

 
Outdoor Activities

Kayaking

Archery

Kendo

Caving

Snorkeling

Hiking

Rock Climbing and Bouldering 

 

Team Games
Softball

Capture the Flag

Flag Football

Basketball

Volleyball

Golf

Softball

 
Water Activities

Fishing 

YMCA Swimming/Snorkeling Skills

First Aid/CPR Certification 

Boating Certification 

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