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Class Size Policy

Instructional Live Class Connect Size

The following defines the maximum number of students that may be invited to attend any live instructional class connect session. For grades Kindergarten through 8th instructional live class connect size is defined by grade level, regardless of subject, and for High School grades the instructional class connect size is defined by course and/or content area. Elementary and Middle School grade level students taking High School level courses may attend live class connect sessions at class size levels as defined for High School courses and/or content area. Courses taught through another entity are exempt from this policy.

Full Implementation of this policy will be effective 2018-2019. For the 2017-2018 school year, this policy will be fully implemented for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades as of October FTE Count Date; a plan for partial implementation will be created for targeted High School courses/content areas and Elementary Grades within the confines of budgetary constraints.

  • Kindergarten – 50 students
  • 1 st grade – 50 students
  • 2 nd grade – 60 students
  • 3 rd grade – 75 students
  • 4 th grade – 100 students
  • 5 th grade – 100 students
  • 6 th grade – 150 Students
  • 7 th grade – 150 students
  • 8 th grade – 150 students
  • 9 th grade Comp/Lit and American Literature courses – 150 students;
    • all other High School level ELA courses – 200 students
  • Algebra 1 and Geometry courses – 150 students;
    • all other High School level Math courses - 200 students
  • HS Physical Science and Biology courses – 150 students;
    • all other High School level Science courses – 200 students
  • Economics and American History courses – 150 students;
    • all other High School level Social Science courses – 200 students
  • High School level Foreign Language courses – 200 students
    • All other High School elective courses – 250 students

GCA Governing Board Instructional Live Class Connect Size Policy