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Q: How can I enroll my child in a Grand Rapids Public School?

A: You will need three things: the student’s original birth certificate, their immunization record, and a proof of residency (not a driver’s license; rather a utility bill or other documents which indicate your address). To find out about your school choices, call 616-819-2150.

Q: How do I find information for a student with special needs?

A: Call the Special Education Department at 616-819-2185.

Q: Where can I find schools that are college prep?

A: Call 616-819-2112 to find more information about college prep schools like City High-Middle School and Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy.

Q: Are there any specialty or themed schools?

A: Yes. The themed schools provide students with a custom-built educational theme or method of instruction. Themes include: Creative Arts, Environmental Sciences, Montessori, Global Studies, Math/Science, and more. 616-819-3276. here for more information

Q: Are there any after school programs available to students?

A: Every elementary and middle school in the district offers the LOOP After School program.

Q: How can parents get involved?

A: Parents can get involved in several ways. They can sign up as a Parent Action Leader (PAL). PALs help educate, recruit, and engage parents and community volunteers in the classrooms and school activities. They may also sign up to be a Parent Action Volunteer (PAV) 616-819-2131.

Q. Are job postings posted on line?

A. Yes! Click here to view job postings

Q. Are GRPS board meetings able to be viewed on line.

A. Yes! Click here to view the GRPS video player

Q: Where can I find information about all day kindergarten and preschool?

A: Call the Early Childhood office at 616-819-2111.

Q: Where can a student get a hands-on learning experience?

A: Call 616-819-2150 to receive more information about schools like Zoo School, Blandford Environmental School and C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy.

Q: Are there high schools that offer special career training?

A: Yes. Central High School offers the Small School of Health Science and Technology (616-819-2310) Creston High School offers the Small Schools of Engineering and Biomedical (616-819-2424) Union High school is partnered with some of the top building organizations in the region to provide the Small School of Construction (616-819-3160) Two schools, Creston (616-819-2424) and Ottawa Hills (616-819-2900), offer the Small School of Business..

Q: What if my child is learning English?

A: There are 21 schools designated as Language Centers with more than 170 highly qualified bilingual teachers. 616-819-3276.