About Us

“Ethos School prepares students to lead and succeed in an ever-changing global economy through a transformative, virtual learning experience that is engaging, rigorous, and faith-filled.”

– Dr. Josh Thomason, Executive Director

About Ethos

In 2017, Ethos School (Ethos) was established by Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC). The Mission Statement of Ethos School is:

“To help each student grow as Jesus did in wisdom, and stature, and in favor with God and man.”

Ethos was founded to cultivate an engaging, relational, and high-quality online learning experience for faith-based schools and homeschool families within a faith-filled context. Ethos now serves nearly 600 students from across the globe with over 100 courses available for grades 4-12. The faculty of Ethos School believe that a student’s engagement with their teacher and peers is key for sound learning. Ethos courses are designed using the most current technology to ensure a virtual environment filled with rich, inquisitive dialogue. In addition, 100% of Ethos faculty have or are pursuing a graduate degree, and Ethos teachers currently maintain an 80% AP test pass rate, compared to 60% nationally.

Students enrolled in courses at Ethos School develop crucial online learning skills. Our platform is based on a healthy balance of pre-recorded instruction and weekly live video sessions because we believe flexibility and social engagement are key to the success of a students scholastic experience. Ethos courses are asynchronous allowing students to view the material and complete coursework any time that works in their schedule. Some students use Ethos courses to replace traditional courses during the day to allow time for sports or arts training furthering their personal passions. Whether through a hybrid model or a fully online experience, students will have the freedom to pursue their passions, on their own time.

The success of the Ethos School model is being proven through positive testing outcomes, productive relationships between teachers and students, and the performance of our students.

Additionally, Ethos provides an array of Advisory & Support services ranging from finance, marketing strategy, and professional development to board governance, fundraising and more. Our team of experienced professionals can work with your school to identify areas of improvement and provide customized solutions that meet your specific needs. We believe that every student deserves access to a high-quality education, and we are committed to providing schools with the resources and support they need to succeed.

About GAC

In the fall of 1968, Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) first opened its doors with 150 students in grades 7-11 in Norcross, GA. In the early decades, the motto of “quality education in a Christian environment” was broadly used to share a vision of a Christian school of champions.

For over 50 years, GAC’s leadership has propelled the school forward while ensuring it remains tethered to its mission. Today, our campus boasts 25 buildings, 1500+ students, and a dozen athletic facilities on 88 acres. A long list of vibrant and creative alumni have obtained success in more ways than we can count. Throughout the years, GAC has been named a National School of Excellence (1989), National Blue Ribbon School (1999), All Kinds of Minds School of Distinction (2009), as well as being recognized by the Apple Corporation as an Apple School of Distinction for 8 consecutive years in a row. Educators from across Atlanta and across the country have come to GAC to study, borrow ideas, and improve learning and faith practices. GAC has passed the test of time with flying colors.

Ethos Leadership

Dr. Josh Thomason

Executive Director
  • Ed.D. in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education
  • M.B.A. in Strategic Management and Finance
  • B.S. in Management with a Concentration in Accounting

Dr. Betty Morris

Director of Academics
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
  • M.A. in Educational Leadership
  • B.S. in Mathematics Education

Dr. Crystal Downs

Ethos Academic Dean
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • M.A. in Communication Disorders
  • Ed.D. in Education with a specialty in Mind, Brain, and Teaching

Catrina White

Associate Ethos Academic Dean
  • Ed.S. Teacher Leadership
  • M.A.T. and Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. Sociology

Dr. Brad Denton

Associate Ethos Academic Dean
  • Ph.D. in English Literature
  • M.A. in English and Commonwealth Literature
  • B.A. in English Literature
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