Contact GCA: If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact: D.Todd Helms, Executive Director of Gray Collegiate Academy at 803-951-3321 or email him at 

Located at: 3833 Leaphart Road, West Columbia SC 29169 

Graduate with a High School Diploma

AND College Associates Degree

(students must qualify for dual enrollment) 


GCA is a 9-12th grade Public Charter High School offering an accelerated collegiate academy curriculum

Gray Collegiate Academy is authorized by the South Carolina Public Charter School District.

Enroll online today for the 2014/2015 school year. To apply to GCA see the "Apply to GCA" tab above.

Gray Collegiate Academy provides to its students with an outstanding academic and athletic programa college preparatory program in 9th and 10th grade and dual enrollment in 11th and 12th grade. In 11th and 12 grade dual credit classes will replace and substitute as high school electives. Students do not have to take the high school credit if replaced by a college equivalent!

Most public schools offer courses for 135 hours (e.g. 45 minutes over 180 days); GCA students will receive 180 hours of instruction plus needed interventions. Due to its size and location, GCA can focus on rigor, relationships and relevance drawn from college resources. Critical thinking will be embedded in the curriculum, enabling students to assess their own thinking in a cognitive way. Students will graduate from GCA with an Associate in Arts degree or 48-60 hours of credit, and with college scholarship opportunities.

Click link below to view frequently asked questions concerning the school.

For information on how you may order/purchase Gray apparel, see the "Shop for School Apparel" under the Parent/Student tab above.

War Eagles Athletic Team Schedules

Football Schedule

August 15th- Willie Jefferies Classic Jamboree (Orangeburg) Time TBA

August 22nd- @ Laurence Manning

August 29th- @ Great Falls

September 5th- Hillside High School (Durham, NC) Home

September 12th- @ Calhoun County

September 18th- @ River Bluff (JV)

September 19th- @ Estill

September 26th- @ Lexington (JV)

October 3rd- @ Scott's Branch

October 10th- @ Great Falls

October 17th- @ North Myrtle Beach Christian

October 24th- Open

October 31st - Blountstown High (Florida)

Scrimmage times will be announced and all games will be at 7:30 pm

Volleyball Schedule:

August 29th-30th Preseason Tournament @ Ninety Six JV/Varsity

September 2nd- @ Ninety Six JV/Varsity

September 12th -13th Rocky Top Invitational

September 18th- Home vs Lewisville JV/Varsity

September 22nd- Home vs. Heathwood Hall JV/Varsity

September 25th- Home vs. Wilson Hall JV/Varsity

October 1st- Wilson Hall JV/Varsity

October 4th- Spring Valley Tournament varsity only

October 7th- Home Charleston math and Science JV only

October 9th- @ Lewisville

October 13th- @ WW King

October 14th- Heathwood JV/Varsity

Please note that dates are subject to change


School Announcements

Last Chance to Enroll 

We have been overwhelmed by the community response to our new high school. This first year we are only accepting 450 students. If you have yet to submit your enrollment packet which is required for enrollment you are in luck! We still have a handfull of spots left for this year on a first come first serve basis until we fill up. Act today and don't miss out on the best high school and college educational opportunity in South Carolina.

Head coach Adam Holmes looking

for foundation before first football

season at GCA

ColaDaily article and photos August 14, 2014 by Tom Lanahan can be found under GCA in the news Tab above.

GIRLS’ Basketball Conditioning:

Any girls that are interested in playing for Basketball this year and are not involved in a fall sport are invited and encouraged to participate in the conditioning program Monday through Thursday from 6:30pm until 8:00pm at Meadowlake Park. For further information please contact Coach Toney at

Baseball Team Information:

We are excited about getting started with our GCA Baseball Program.  As you know, baseball is a spring sport which has an open practice season from September 6-November 2.  We our partnering with Josh Ortega from Athletes Arena to ensure that all of our players will be a part of a conditioning program here at GCA.  We also will partner with the SC Baseball Academy for hitting. Please continue to check our web site for further information.  After the 5th day of school, we will have a meeting to go over our plan for the season.  


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 2
Volleyball- @ Ninety Six JV/Varsity
Friday, September 5
GCA War Eagles Football Hillside H.S. (Durham, NC) Home
7:30 PM
Fri, Sep 12 - Sat, Sep 13
Volleyball-Rocky Top Invitational
Friday, September 12
GCA War Eagles Football @ Calhoun County
7:30 PM
Thursday, September 18
Volleyball-Home vs Lewisville JV/Varsity
GCA War Eagles Football @ River Bluff (JV)
7:30 PM


Today, 9/2/2014
High: 96 Low: 73
Partly cloudy
17% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/3/2014
High: 96 Low: 73
Slight chance thunderstorms
23% chance of precipitation.