Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction, and Technology
Maureen BurDirector of PreK-Elementary Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction and TechnologyTuesday, January 28, 2020
The Grosse Pointe Public School System provides a challenging and variedcurriculum that prepares students for further study and for the world of work.The instructional expectations meet and exceed those of the state and nationalstandards. Teachers are supported in their instructional responsibilities byprofessional development, high quality instructional materials, and assessmentinformation about student needs and program improvement by the Department ofCurriculum, Assessment, and Instruction. In addition, the Department overseestechnology and information services so that these areas are well integratedwith the district's core mission - student learning.A Proven Record of SuccessGeneral Statistics about Our Schools· 98% of students graduate district-wide
· Students are accepted at over 160 colleges, university and military academy programs
· North and South High Schools are recognized as Top U.S. High Schools in Newsweek
· Over $1.2 million in Michigan Merit Scholarships are awarded yearly
· National Merit Scholars and Commended Students, Advanced Placement Scholarsare recognized each year
· GPPSS is fully accredited by North Central Association and the State of Michigan’s EdYes!
· State, national and presidential citations for academic excellence are awarded yearly
· Standards are continually raised to keep students competitive at a national level
Programs That Make A DifferenceLearning Options to Support Success
· A continuum of services K-12 includes elementary reading support, learning resourcerooms, academic assistance and other targeted supports to assist students
· Community High School, a non-traditional approach to learning and school success
· Barnes Early Childhood Center, featured on national television for outstanding preschoolprograms
· Outstanding program and staff recognition by Michigan Council for Exceptional ChildrenAdvanced Placement
· A majority of students enroll in at least one of the 20 advanced placement courses to earncollege credit, and Grosse Pointe South has the highest AP ranking in Michigan
· Option for dual enrollment in courses at local universities provide students college credit
· Rigorous middle school honors classes in language arts and mathematics prepare forhigh school AP
· Magnet classes and advanced instruction for gifted students in grades 2-5 extend learning optionsForeign Language Programs
· Foreign language study begins in elementary school with Spanish instruction. By the timestudents are in high school they can select from six languages, including Chinese whichwas introduced in 2008.
· Students are invited to Spanish, French, German, Latin and Italian language honorssocieties.
· Top awards in state and national competitions and examinations are received annually.Special education and other learning options to support success
· Eligible students from birth through 25 years of age identified as disabled receive servicesor instruction at home, in school or in the community.
· Programs and staff continue to receive state awards and recognition.Personalized Guidance and Counseling Services
· Student-generated Educational Development Plan help guide high school course selectionand build a foundation for career and college decisions.
Challenging Independent Study
· Summer programs and mentoring in areas of interest.