Before + After Care
All of your child’s needs can be met in the same building throughout the day. Rather than dropping off your student with a friend or family member, you can bring them straight to school! In addition to that, Monday-Thursday students work on their homework after school before playing & doing other activities. A teacher is available during this time to assist students with their work.
Cost is $3/hour and is billed monthly.
• Morning drop off is available at
• No charges are made after
• Parents must sign their children in.
• Afternoon pick up is as late as
• No charges are made until
• Parents must sign their children out.
NO Before + After Care available on:
Days off, half days, early dismissals, or snow days.
Our Summer Care Program (open to the public for any child ages 3 and above) means more than just
Our program includes arts & crafts, structured activities, free play, and MUCH MORE!
Our summer care program will begin on May 28th and will conclude August 16th. The program will be closed on July 4th.
DAILY PROGRAM: 7:00am – 3:30pm
AFTER CARE: Available from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Additional GCS Offerings
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service and provides scholarship oppurtunities for our graduates.
Our robotics team is researching real-world problems such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and presentation skills.
Jr/Sr High Theatre offers an elective course in which students learn acting skills, script analysis, basic technical skills and storytelling on the stage. Students perform in
Elementary students are invited to learn the basics of storytelling and acting through rehearsals and performances at the Christmas Program and Spring Concert each year.
GCS is proud to offer Driver’s Education sponsored by Balda Driving School. This class includes classroom and
Dual Enrollment Courses
In an effort to support college readiness, GCS allows students to participate in Dual Credit Courses at Carl Sandburg College to meet or exceed graduation requirements.
Homeschooling families are granted full access to our comprehensive and growing academic program by enrolling in one course per semester and participating in our Veterans, Christmas and Spring Productions. Cost per family/per sport is $75 for the first child, $50 for the second, $25 for the third.