Here at GAMP, we strive on providing all students with the academic, musical, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society. The Middle School at GAMP is an academic community where students may safely experience the transition from childhood to young adulthood. Here students are partners in learning, empowered to become confident, disciplined, thoughtful, compassionate, and creative young people. Students are challenged to grow through an age-appropriate balance of intellectual, social, athletic, and artistic opportunities both to better understand themselves and to prepare for lifelong learning and service to others.
While training in music is intense, the strong academic program allows for a wide choice of liberal arts fields for our many college bound graduates. Proficiency on musical instrument is not a prerequisite. Applicants should possess an academic grade point average of 2.75 to 3.00 or above, a strong interest in the field of music, and scores above 75% on standardized testing.
All students at GAMP participate in a choir. This develops their musicianship and teaches them how to work together in an ensemble. There are three choirs: Middle School Choir, High School Choir, and Concert Choir (for which students must audition). It is the Concert Choir that does most outside school performances and travels nationally and internationally.
The GAMP Instrumental Music Department consists of several instrumental genres from the Marching Band to micro ensembles. The department's emphasis is in developing the individuality of its student’s talents. The ethnicity of the student body and staff allow for creativity in varied musical styles from Jazz, Swing, to the Classics.
All students have three periods of Music Theory weekly. Students are grouped by grade level and ability. In theory class, students lean the basic building blocks of music, including sight singing and ear training. Students who advance to the top level by their junior and senior year, can take the Advanced Placement Music Theory Exam. Those whose scores qualify them receive college credit.
The school offers a disciplined learning environment in the unique grade organization of five through twelve. Although students may be music majors for as many as eight years, GAMP is not a performing arts school.
Students at GAMP follow a college preparatory curriculum: six major subject areas carried by each student throughout grades 9 through 12. Compulsory credits for graduation include :
* 4 units of English
* 4 units of Math
* 4 units of Science
* 4 units of Social Science
* 4 units of Music Theory/Choir
* 2 units of Foreign Language
* 1 unit of electives:
* community service
* Problem Solving
* SAT math/verbal
* Concert Choir
* advanced foreign language
* instrumental music
* AP course in Music Theory
* AP courses available at various School District locations
* College Courses (varies)