GPS quite possibly the worst school we have ever had to enroll our children in. As a military family we move a lot and have lived in very diverse communities. There is absolutely nothing diverse about this school. Unless you consider a bunch of stuck up preppy teenagers with too much money diverse. We have not found one student or group of students to welcome our children into this school. My kids hate it here and we will be moving asap! Parents.. Teach your kids how to be welcoming to new students, students with less money and so forth. Most of all, teach your kids to be kind, caring and compassionate. Something a lot of students at south lack.
Fabulous school. Offers many avenues to develop talents and succeed in learning. The Class of 2014 had the highest number of cum laude students in the school's history. South had two students, of Michigan's possible 5, go to the US Naval Academy. They offer exceptional club and team activities. The choir is nationally known, sports and the Arts are strong, as are activities such as FIRST Robotics. There are many volunteer opportunities to help others less fortunate, such as Reading Buddies and general tutoring. Many students go beyond this and volunteer in surrounding neighborhoods in Detroit. All in all, the school is a model of individual and team achievement.
The standards are high and the opportunities are amazing. Course options and activities rival offerings at a small liberal arts college, and the teachers are helpful and supportive. More diverse and welcoming--economically and ethically--than some are claiming. Regardless, all students are expected to work hard in order to earn their grades--it's no diploma mill.
I am a former student from GPS. I am saddened by the Still 'Bubble' and by the lack of 'Diversity' at GPS. It challenged me academically and the extracurricular activities are great. To the students in 'The Bubble' pop it! See how amazing other people can be! To the other students that feel the lack of 'Diversity' you're already ahead of the game! To all of you, keep your heads up! It really is an honor to Graduate from Grosse Pointe South High School.
Grosse Pointe South is a great school, as long as you are focused on your school work you will do well here, if not you are done, the classes are tough and the standards are high, if you are not up to it you will be cast aside by some teachers and students alike. The selection of clubs, sports, and other groups to join is spectacular, as are the electives at south. Overall South is a perfect school for anyone focused on school and getting into a great college. I think the thing that says the most about south is that many students in each grade move on to Michigan or Michigan State, and in ever grade there will be a few going to Ivy League schools.