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About Fine Arts & Academics

  • About & Manual
  • Fees, Forms & Calendar
  • Contact & Sign Up
  • Clinics & Training

Fine Arts and Academics Full Manual

Fall 2023 Sign-up - Fall Sign-ups close September 30th.

Winter Sign-ups are being emailed out this week.

Spring 2024 Sign-up

Purpose of GAPPS Fine Arts and Academics

GAPPS Arts and Academics is here to serve our member schools and to help provide a place to get EVERY student in your school involved.  

Our primary goal of Arts and Academic Competition is to teach young men and women to express their many creative and academic talents in ways that bring glory and honor to God.

Winning is important, but it is not the most important thing.

"It is possible to win a game... yet lose our ability to shine light into a dark world." (anonymous)


Fall Events: 

  • MS Academic Day (6th – 8th)
    *(Math, History, Geo, Personal Essay, and Spelling)
  • One-Act Play (7th- 12th)
  • Chorus Competition (MS and HS)
  • Math Bowl (7th-12th)
  • History Bowl (7th – 12th)

Winter Events: 

  • Elementary Academic Day (1st - 5th)
    * (Spelling, Math, Quiz Bowl, and Science Fair)
  • Quiz Bowl (MS and HS)
  • Chess (ES, MS, HS)
  • One-Act Festival (MS)

Spring Events: 

  • Literary (7th – 12th)
  • Science Fair (MS) 
  • Robotics (MS and HS) 
  • Instrumental Festival(MS and HS)
  • Honor Chorus (7th - 12th)
  • Praise Band Festival
  • Visual Arts (ES, MS, HS)


General Information for Fine Arts and Academics Directors

Fine Arts Director Basic Login instructions: PDF

Website Instructions and Video Tutorials:

AES Form


Contact: [email protected]

Sponsors and General Resources:


JHC brings people and communities together through the Arts!  We coach aspiring Creatives and support organizations to better serve those Creatives passionate about mastering artistic excellence in the Performing, Fine, Visual and Media Arts.  
Over 20 years, we have worked with churches, schools, ministries, theaters, and organizations to create, perform, direct and produce quality, original custom works, live events, and experiential programs infused with rich family values, faith, and historical culture. 
Our mission is to inspire, heal, and transform through Christ-honoring works.   
For more information about our custom workshops, classes, educational plays or other resources, click here 


Georgia playwright Marlene Dickinson is developing faith-based, Broadway-style, one-act musicals targeted to Middle School and upper Elementary students. Choirs may also sing the songs without producing the play.  

About the shows:
*Director friendly - easy and inexpensive to produce
*Flexible - easily adjusted to meet your space, numbers, genders, skills, rehearsal and production time, etc.
*Maximize student opportunity - Directors can find something special for every student to do.
*Showcase curriculum - You can incorporate a curriculum review to showcase core classes, etc.
*Meet a number of teaching standards 
Brief Overview:
Full Shows and Contact Form:

For more info, please use the contact form on the website above.

Arts & Academic Mini-Clinics

Fall Conference August 2021 Videos
(Videos of the judges' presentation from the Fall Conference)


Below are various PowerPoints with the basic information for each listed event. These will also be under the Rules and Resources Tab on each individual Event page.

PPT for 23-24 GAPPS Fine Arts and Academics Conference

PPT: ES Academic Day

PPT: MS Academic Day

PPT: Chess

PPT: Chorus

PPT: History Bowl

PPT: Literary

PPT: Math Bowl

PPT: One-Act

PPT: Quiz Bowl

PPT: Robotics

PPT: Science Fair

PPT: Visual Arts


Arts & Academic Fees and Forms 

Fine Arts and Academics Calendar

2023-24 Fees for Fine Arts and Academics

2023-24 Fine Arts and Academics Fees

A la carte

Prices below include one (1) group or team, unless marked with an *. Each event marked with an * includes one (1) additional team. Additional teams beyond two 2 where allowed, are charged at $100 each unless otherwise stated. 


  • Academic Days*: (stated price includes one extra of the following: extra History Bowl Team, extra Math Bowl Team, or ES only - extra Quiz Bowl Team)
    • Middle School: $450 
    • Elementary: $350
  • Chess: (stated price does include 1 extra chess team per division)
    • Elementary: $150 
    • Middle School: $150
    • High School: $150
  • History Bowl (HS)*: (stated price does include 1 extra team) $300
  • Math Bowl (HS)*: (stated price does include 1 extra team) $300
  • Quiz Bowl*: (stated price does include 1 extra quiz bowl team per division)
    • Middle School: $200
    • High School: $300
  • Robotics*: (stated price does include 1 extra robotics team per division)
    • Middle School: $150
    • High School: $150
  • Middle School Science Fair: $150

Fine Arts

  • Chorus*: $300 
  • Instrumental: $300
  • Praise Band*: $300 
  • One-Act: $500
  • Spring Literary: $750
    • For prorating options, please call the office.
  • Visual Arts: $500 for all 3 divisions
    • Elementary: $150
    • Middle School: $200
    • High School: $300
    • OR $500 for all 3 divisions
  • MS One-Act Festival: $300
  • Honors Chorus: $40 per student (includes lunch; up to 10 students per school
  • Honors Band: TBD (goal is to bring back 25-26 School Year)


Arts & Academic Contact & Sign Up

2023-24 Fall Sign Up Form

For more information Contact the GAPPS Fine Arts and Academics Director:
Mary Elizabeth Voyles

[email protected]