Greenbrier Christian Academy

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Greenbrier Christian Academy
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Address
311 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, Virginia
United States
Coordinates 36°44′18″N 76°13′57″W / 36.7382°N 76.2326°W / 36.7382; -76.2326Coordinates: 36°44′18″N 76°13′57″W / 36.7382°N 76.2326°W / 36.7382; -76.2326
Information
Type Private Christian
Established 1983
Founder H. Ron White
Grades P3 - 12
Color(s) Blue and orange
Mascot Gators
Rival Atlantic Shores Christian
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Website

Greenbrier Christian Academy (GCA) is a private Christian school located in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake, Virginia. It was founded in 1983.

History[edit]

H. Ron White created GCA after serving in many education positions. After an informal informational meeting about starting a new school drew 180 participants, White set forth in creating the Chesapeake area's only Christian school without official ties to a local church. The school started by sharing space with the Bible Broadcasting Network and soon moved into its own building.[1] In 1994, the school, along with three other schools, decided to leave the Metro Conference for the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools. This was a controversial move as the conference was admitting predominantly African-American schools and the three schools leaving were predominantly Caucasian.[2] In 1995, the school expanded again by opening a pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade lower school.[3]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Austin Pyeatt, professional Call of Duty player, YouTuber [4]
  • Gary Lee, professional baseball player (Varsity Baseball Pitching Coach)[5]
  • Patrick Nichols, professional baseball player (Varsity Baseball Head Coach)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rardon, Candace. "History of GCA". Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  2. ^ Brinkley, Robin. "3 HIGH SCHOOLS DECIDE TO LEAVE METRO CONFERENCE". The Virginian-Pilot. pp. C1. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  3. ^ Cuthrell, Trudy. "SUFFOLK CHRISTIAN WILL OPEN THE SCHOOL,". p. 10. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Austin Pyeatt". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  5. ^ "Gary Lee Independent Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  6. ^ "Player Bio: Patrick Nichols". odusports.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  7. ^ "Josh Rupe Statistics and History | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  8. ^ "Melvin Upton Stats | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  9. ^ "Eddie Butler Stats | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03.