Pictured above (L to R): Stephanie Sokenis, Director, Small Business Development with the Gwinnett Chamber presents the May, 2016 Business of the Month award to Margie Asef, Community Relations Manager; Dr. David Fincher, President; Scott Harsh, Vice President of Academics; and Katherine White, Vice President of Advancement.
Approaching her 50th anniversary, Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) never stands still. GAC today offers a powerfully rich, and nationally honored program, building students’ character, faith, and ethics at every turn. One of Gwinnett’s largest non-profits, GAC works hard to operate within the best practices of business and stewardship of resources for students, families and the community. GAC serves nearly 1,800 students from across metro-Atlanta including 90 zip codes and 14 counties—all coming to Gwinnett each day. Already a national leader in digital learning (every 4th-12th grader has a Mac), the school is currently embarking on a far-reaching STEM expansion in facilities and program; advancing visual and performing arts across 3 new and renovated facilities; and engaging students globally through study abroad opportunities and 20 annual mission trips.
GAC values her partnership with Gwinnett County and takes the responsibility of community engagement seriously. Not only a proud member of the Gwinnett Chamber since 1973, and key founding member in establishing the Gwinnett Village CID in 2006, GAC families as well as faculty and staff are engaged in a vast array of local, community organizations. From annual full-school participation in the 11Alive/Salvation Army Can-a-thon to grade specific service days; from field trips to help organizations such as Feed My Starving Children assemble meals, to Elementary-age students participation in The American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart (placing 1st in Gwinnett in money raised multiple times); from Junior High sponsored coat drive for Atlanta Inner City Mission (AIM) to GAC senior high students tutoring younger students at nearby Meadowcreek Elementary; GAC students, as well as faculty/staff and parents, demonstrate the importance of community engagement and service for others. In an environment where Jesus is the highest model, a spirit of excellence abounds in all areas.