I honestly don't know if I have anything good to say about this school... The information on this website about the school is mostly incorrect. I have only ever had one class of 12 students or less, most being at least over 20. This school does nothing to prepare students for what college is really like and most kids who graduate from Grand River will struggle with adapting to college life if they haven't had their own experiences outside of school. To be honest, even though most people say the classes are more difficult than other high schools in the area, it all depends on what classes you pick. Grand River just forces you to take the hard classes. There also is no such thing as school spirit here. The students really don't care what's happening at the school, nor will they care because of the background they come from. This really causes the school to suffer. (Also, the lunches are the exact same thing that the elementary schools get, complete with 2nd grade serving sizes and the nutritional value of a block of cement...) In addition, the screening process for teachers must be horrible because many of the students have had to suffer from awful teachers in the past.
This school is not as perfect as everyone says. There are kids getting bullied left in right. At the school i go to we stick up for each other because we are a family. P.S I go to Allendale High School
I have posted multiple reviews for this school, and they have been taken down. So have others. This is ridiculous and unacceptable. If anyone wants to send their children hear, or anyone wants to go here. They should know exactly what the students and parents think of this school. The fact that adequate reviews are being given and deleted just because they are negative is not okay. People deserve to know the truth about schools. It is a very small school, most everyone knows everyone. I cannot stress enough the fact of all the hate. There is so much hate and bullying against students who are simply different than most others. Some of the teachers are nice, but most do not care or make an effort to help individual students. If you have any experience with this school in the past year, you know about how ridiculous the rules are. Twenty years ago, what do you get suspended or expelled for? Bringing guns to school. Here, what do you get expelled for? Not doing your homework. If you are just seconds tardy, you will have a tardy and a detention.
I love the faculty at this school, and everyone that goes here that then goes to college says that college is much easier than Grand River. If that does not say something about the difficulty, I don't know what does. Many students are very stressed here, but I have made many friends and I love my class because we all knit ourselves together in mutual dislike for all the rules. In all, it's a great school. Just be prepared for work and many rules.
I was a student at Grand River for two years before we moved out of state, and I miss it every day! The teachers and all the staff there are truly dedicated to the well-being of their students. The teachers all really love teaching and love their subjects, so it is not just about good test scores, and the classes are interesting. The challenging classwork pushed me to achieve more than I ever thought possible, and although it was hard at times, the teachers were always there to help me however possible. Even though I left after just two years, Grand River definitely helped prepare me for college and grow me as a person. At Grand River, your teachers and schoolmates really become like family. Not to mention I got to go on a trip to Costa Rica with my AP Biology class. ;) You should definitely send your child to this school; they may complain at first (I cried when I was about to go here), but it will be worth it (I cried when I left, too).
This school has been amazing for my child. The personalized attention that she gets from her teachers is amazing. Althought the college prep curriculum is harder then a normal public school, I'm confident that they are preparing her for success in college. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
This school is such a wonderful example of what a great charter school can be! Thanks to this school, I have no doubts that my son will not only go to college, but will finish high school with college credits already under his belt!! The small atmosphere and the energetic, enthusiastic and inspiring group of teachers will make your student want to attend school each and every day. This school really is a blessing!
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