GCS is celebrating great success, including achieving GCS' highest-ever four-year graduation rate of 89.4 percent in 2016 and being named a Say Yes to Education Community. Say Yes to Education means GCS students receive last-dollar tuition scholarships to attend two- and four-year colleges across the state and nation. In addition, GCS was named a National District of Character and North Carolina District of Character. The compassion and generosity of our students and staff earned GCS the United Way Spirit of North Carolina Award each year since 2013.