Senior year. It's a significant time in the life of high school students. Senior year. It’s a significant time in the life of high school students. It’s even more significant at Grand Center Arts Academy because it’s the first senior year in school history. GCAA is a performing arts charter school in the network of Confluence Charter Schools. The school opened in 2010-2011 with sixth and seventh grade students at Third Baptist Church, a few blocks down the street. The core curriculum includes communication arts, social studies, math and science, as well as dance, music, visual and performing arts and theatre. See the entire article and photos a the Confluence Website.Antonio Mosley and Ivy Beckenholdt were among the first group of seventh grade students who took a chance at a new school. JuJu Vieth started as a sixth grader. She was able to skip eighth grade and moved ahead. As they begin the new school year as seniors, they share what it means to be part of something uniquely different.