*Listed below are a few of the services we provide!
While we want our students in as many general ed classes as possible, we recognize that some classes are too difficult for some students to try and participate in. Because of this, we offer personal curriculum classes for students taught by Mrs. Gray. Classes she currently teaches are: Life Skills Math and Job Skills. Students doing the Job Skills class participate in a job site. Job sites happen once a week. To see some job sites students have participated in in the past, please click on the "job sites" tab. To read more about some of the things we do in Mrs. Gray's room, click the "Class Activities" tab.
High school can be so much fun when you have a healthy social life! We want our students to get the full high school experience. Our school's athletic director, coaches, directors, and instructors are all committed to include students of all abilities into their programs. Mrs. Gray helps students get involved in whatever way they want to, and provides support to the individuals who run those programs. Sidekicks also provide a lot of social support to our students.
Please see the "Sidekicks" page for information.
We have two full-time paraprofessionals that work specifically with students receiving inclusive education services. They assist in Mrs. Gray's classroom as well as the general ed. classrooms. Paraprofessionals are assigned to specific classes based on the needs of students receiving inclusion services. Paraprofessionals may serve as a one-on-one aid to a student, or may be in the classroom only to assist every once in a while. It all depends on student needs. Teacher and parent feedback as well as student file reviews will determine in what classes paraprofessional support is necessary.
Supported Study Hall
All students receiving inclusion services have a supported study hall. Mrs. Gray supports students with test prep, homework, and reteaching concepts as necessary. There may also be a paraprofessional and/or Sidekick in study hall to give students one-on-one support.
A "360 Plan" is what we call our in-house IEP (Individualized Education Plan). This plan details student diagnosis, student strengths and weaknesses, student accommodations, paraprofessional or Sidekick supports, modifications, public school supports, and what classes the student will be taking with Mrs. Gray.
Individualized Student Goals
Each student that receives inclusive education services will receive goals to accomplish throughout the school year. Progress is reported to parents three times a year (1st semester parent-teacher conferences, 2nd semester parent-teacher conferences, and at the end of the year).
Non-Public School Plans
Each student is able to receive services through Grandville Public Schools. These services include: social work, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. If your student uses any of these services they will receive a "Non-public school Plan" that details their services. They will receive a new plan every year. Students who qualify for special education services but do not need any of the above mentioned services from GPS will receive a re-evaluation every three years to ensure they are "in the system" to receive supportive services post-high. GPS will also help with transition planning in the student's senior year.
Students will receive a transition plan each year. These plans layout student and parent goals for post-high and what we will do throughout the school year to help make them happen!
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
We work closely with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS). As of this year, students can begin working with MRS as soon as they turn 14-years-old. Mrs. Gray and the parents will discuss if and when to open a case for a student with MRS.
Kent Transition Center and Kent Career Tech Center
Kent Transition Center and Kent Career Tech Center are employ-ability training programs for students. This is a great option that can be explored for students. The process for application will begin in the student's sophomore year.