Grand Center Arts Academy is a school that provides the highest level of academic and artistic education for the most talented students in the St. Louis community. Do you have a passion for the arts? Are you a dancer? Are you a singer or do you play an instrument? Do you love the theater, acting, and being on stage? Are you an artist, who spends much of your choice time making art, drawing in sketch books, looking at the world in the way that only artists can do? Do you value education and want to do the very best you can in your academic pursuits? Do you care about your grades? Do you want to be in a school with students just like you in that they all have a passion for their art form, but are all individually as different as any two individuals can be? Can you hold your own in a highly competitive but supportive environment that nurtures you when you need it and nudges you outside your comfort zone when you also need that? Do you yearn for a place that ‘gets’ the way highly creative and smart kids think? It is clear during this, our third year of existence, that students as described above are the ones that are the best match for our school. Current students that are struggling this year are those that do not have a clear artistic talent, and/or are unwilling to put forth the effort that our arts and academic classes require. We are not an alternative school or a place for students with only a passing interest in the arts. We work you hard academically and artistically. Only students eager to embrace this kind of education will be successful in our environment. Students who are highly creative and already pursuing their artistic dreams will find a home at GCAA. If you fit this description, than this is definitely the right school for you!