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


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.

Employment Opportunities at GCA

If you are interested in a teaching/coaching position at Gray Collegiate Academy, resumes may be submitted via email to the Director of Human Resources, Ahna D'Angelo at  For questions call Ahna at 239-257-9319.

Positions currently open and resumes being accepted for job positions at GCA can be viewed at the Employment tab above. Resumes will be accepted until positions are filled.

Employment Qualifications:
GCA will employ administrators and teachers in a manner consistent with the South Carolina Charter Schools Act and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002. GCA will employ teachers who are Certified and/or Highly Qualified (HQ). They will hold a Baccalaureate degree or Graduate degree in core subjects and at least 75% of all teachers will be certified. Each certified teacher must hold current certification by the State of South Carolina.

GCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
School Districts in S.C. are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of ethnic or racial background, religious beliefs, sex, disability, immigrant status or English-speaking status, and economic or social conditions. This is in compliance the Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and all other applicable Civil Rights Laws.

Mission Statement

GCA Mission Statement

The mission of Gray Collegiate Academy is to provide a safe academic environment that will facilitate academic success through technology, independent and group learning, innovative techniques and enrichment programs to enhance lifelong learning in becoming 21st century global thinkers.

Using a technology enriched, data driven curriculum, through small groups, with differentiated instruction, the students at Gray Collegiate Academy will develop the academic skills and character necessary to gain a high school diploma, while achieving credits through a dual enrollment program toward a collegiate Associate's Degree.

Upcoming Events

Monday, July 28
School Board of Directors Meeting 2-3 PM
Friday, August 8
Inservice Finance Meeting w/ Staff and Teachers time TBD
GCA War Eagles Football Scrimmage @ Hunter-Kinard-Tyler
9:00 AM

Tuesday, August 12
GCA War Eagles Football Scrimmage @ Hammond. Time TBA
Friday, August 15
Willie Jefferies Classic Jamboree (Orangeburg) Time TBA


Today, 7/25/2014
High: 91 Low: 72
Mostly cloudy
16% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/26/2014
High: 95 Low: 72
Partly cloudy
11% chance of precipitation.