Points of Pride at Grass Lake Schools
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Grass Lake Community Schools "Points of Pride"
The staff at Grass Lake Community Schools is happy that you are exploring our school district and welcome you to look deeper by reviewing some of our points of pride listed below.
GRASS LAKE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS RANK 10th IN THE STATE IN STUDENT ACADEMIC GROWTH FROM 3rd GRADE TO 8th GRADE!
Bridge Magazine has named its Academic State Champs for 2018 based on how many grade levels students grew, based on test results, from third to eighth grade. The findings are based on research from Stanford University. Out of 491 school districts in the State of Michigan, GRASS LAKE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS RANK 10th OVERALL IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT GROWTH, 4th FOR ALL SCHOOLS UNDER 1,300 STUDENT ENROLLMENTS, AND 1ST IN JACKSON COUNTY. Congratulations!
Grass Lake High School at 96.05 Graduation Rate for 2017 Graduating Class
MLive has listed the 106 Michigan public high schools with at least 50 graduates in 2017 with a graduation rate of 96%, or more. Grass Lake High School is ranked 98th on this list with our 96.05 graduation rate, and is ranked third in Jackson County. Go to http://bit.ly/2FyPfPP for information about all Jackson County schools, as well as non-Jackson County school districts that are adjacent to the Grass Lake School District. As a point of reference, Michigan's current graduation rate of 80.2 percent is the highest since the state began closely tracking graduation numbers in 2006-07.
Thanks to our community’s support our buildings have all been recently built or re-modeled. We take very seriously our responsibility to provide funding to keep them properly maintained in the future. All classroom areas are climate-controlled to enhance the learning environment.
A stable fund equity allows us to maintain our academic programming and cash flow from year to year without requiring us to borrow money for operations, while allowing us to secure a solid “rainy day fund” in the event of an unforeseen emergency purchase.
Technology and Our "1:1 Initiative"
Grass Lake Community Schools has embarked on the utilization of $1.89 million in grant money to provide computing devices for all Grass Lake Kindergarten through 12th grade students. This allows each of our students the freedom to access the Internet, which includes individual and cohort learning processes, as well as better communication with parents through the learning management system, Schoology. To accommodate this expanded use of our network, we have gone to great lengths to upgrade our technical infrastructure to allow for unimpeded use of the devices each of our students now use.
We continue our relationships with area colleges and universities to offer our High School students opportunities to dual enroll and earn college credits while in high school, with also the options of enrolling in Advanced Placement classes and a multitude of optional advancement classes through the online Michigan Virtual High School offerings and E2020. Many of our Middle School 8th graders move into Grass Lake High School with High School credits in Math and Spanish. Grass Lake High School and Jackson County schools are working together to help students go to Jackson College (for up to 60 credits = 2 years) tuition free to families. Go to https://bit.ly/2pIwgLQ to learn more about opportunities with the Jackson County Early College.
Preschool and Child Care
Our Little Warriors PreSchool and Child Care has proven to be very successful as we care for children ages 12 months to 12 years old in our pre-school, latchkey, and daycare programs. Little Warriors also employs the Great Start Readiness Programfor preschoolers.
Student Support and Extra-Curricular Activities
We are confident in our abilities to implement new programs, including our cooperative efforts with Jackson County’s “Energizing Education”, our implementation of “The Leader in Me” program in our Elementary and Middle Schools, and our High School's "Ignition" mentoring program and advanced placement program, both providing multiple opportunities for individual student comfort and growth. We are also advancing our students' opportunities in STEM education (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) with deeper curriculum integration and with after school programming, while also emphasizing the arts and manufacturing
Our fine arts program offerings have remained consistent while we continue to expand our offerings through intstrumental music, vocal music, visual arts, and the performing arts. We are fortunate to have a beautiful 380 seat auditorium in which we perform.
Our interscholastic athletics and extra-curricular offerings are diverse, plentiful, and growing. We currently offer Varsity level football, boys and girls cross country, volleyball, girls and boys basketball, wrestling, boys and girls golf, boys and girls bowling, competitive and sideline cheerleading, girls soccer, and boys and girls track. We will be offering Varsity boys soccer in the fall of 2017. At the Middle School level we offer football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls cross country, competitive and sideline cheerleading, and wrestling. Also, our community's youth offerings offer diversity and flexibility.
We are an Integral Participant in Community Activities
We are continually cooperating with local municipalities to create an active and vibrant community for all ages and interests. This includes opening our buildings for public use of our fitness facilities and meeting rooms. See the Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce website for more information about our community.
Our bus fleet remains current and we continue to expand our transportation availability to families living outside of our school district.
Our Future Can Be Your Future
We are excited about the positive direction of our school district and our ability to maintain financial stability while effectively instructing all students in our care. We invite inquiries from interested parties to further discuss the qualities of our school district and how we are supporting our students.
How to Find Us
Our District's Central Office is located at 899 S. Union Street on the east end of George Long Elementary School. We look forward to hearing from you by calling 517-867-5540, Monday through Friday, 8 AM-4 PM, or you can learn more by going to our district website at www.grasslakeschools.com, or see our school district's Facebook page by searching for "Grass Lake Community Schools", or you can use our "New Student Inquiry Page" page for more information.