Who We Are

the Genesis of Genesis Community School

On a Foundation of Biblical Truth

We Believe Everyone Can Learn

Genesis Community School, GCS, is a Christ centered small mixed age classroom, similar to multi-age learning opportunities found in many large families.  The learning environment and program are designed to complement learning the way God designed the brain! GCS believes everyone can learn!

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline.
We believe learning begins with knowing, honoring and seeking the Lord our God, Christ our Savior. With this learning comes the appreciation and seeking of wisdom and discipline (self-awareness and self-regulation).

Psalms 139:13-14

For it was you who created my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise you because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.
We believe every student has inherent value simply by being a child of God. By our Father’s great craftsmanship we are all designed with the ability to learn! The beauty of our school is that with prayer and collaboration of teachers, parents, and students, we can be creative in finding the best way for each wonderful brain to learn!

Our Story

The Genesis of GCS

The story of Genesis Community School began in 2015 when Tracy Dunlap created Education Genesis Learning Academy as a home-based school to support homeschooling families through curriculum consultations, progress monitoring, enrichment activities, and tutoring. Education Genesis Learning Academy wasn’t a traditional brick-and-mortar school but was an awesome support system for families throughout the greater Panama City and Panama City Beach region.

Three years later, in 2018, Truth Fellowship Community Church launched with Damion Dunlap, Tracy’s husband,  as the senior pastor. In 2021, Truth Fellowship found its first permanent location at 11205 Hutchison Beach Blvd! This opened up many opportunities for ministry including the potential to provide an alternative education option for the growing number of families searching for options after the one-two punch of Hurricane Michael and the COVID-19 pandemic.

After much prayer and consideration, Damion, Tracy, and the Truth Fellowship Board of Directors unanimously decided to open Genesis Community School as an extension of the church mission. We are excited to open our doors in the Fall for the 2021-22 school year and are overjoyed for the opportunity to serve families in our community.

Education Genesis Learning Academy student working at local library

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What Makes Genesis Unique

Brain-based

Our brains are absolutely remarkable.  After many years of graduate coursework, workshops, and individual study our programs have been designed to leverage the latest research in brain-based teaching methods and practices.

individualized

Each child is as unique as their fingerprint.  Traditional classrooms are designed around what benefits the average child but our microschool model allows us to customize curriculum and instruction on an individual basis to meet the needs of each student.

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