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Q. What services are in place for homeless children?
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. ...click 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. www.grps.org/parents
Q. Are job postings posted on line?
Q. Are GRPS board meetings able to be viewed on line.
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.