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K-8
Public charter
Roseville, MI
Students enrolled: 165
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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26200 Ridgemont Street
Roseville, MI 48066

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(586) 575-9500
(586) 491-2556
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March 23, 2014
This school is a great educational & developmental school for our children. The principal, Mr. Pate and the teachers are exceptional. My children have attended GPA for years and with the exception of the last school year, not this current one GPA has been educationally & developmentally sound for the children. They care and want our children to succeed!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
If you ask the students I'm sure you will get a fair review.. however as a parent I am going to tell the truth! There has been many changes within this school with administration and some teachers. The changes have been good and shows how determined GPA is at becoming the best for their students!! My daughters are happy, healthy and best of all learning! GPA offers after school activities and student focused learning. Tutoring and in class help allow my daughters an edge over others..if they don't understand all they need to do is ask! Global Preparatory Academy is a smart choice! Academics, Sports Cheer, & Clubs, they offer just what students need...Love & Care & Support!. GPA has a great team to work with students! It's what they do and how they do it that tells me my daughters are where they need to be! We love GPA! -Cilicia Kuykindoll (Leci&Livi'sMom!)

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
Awesome school, small enough that all children know each other by name. The staff is great, and will work with you thru any problem. My grandchildren don't want to miss school!!;)

- submitted by a community member
February 25, 2014
Before brining my son to this school my heart was breaking because my son was unhappy because of being bullied. I brought him to the school and talked to Mr. Pate and informed him of what he was going through and he reassured me that he nor any of the staff would tolirate that. Mr. Pate knows the name of every student in the school and is very serious about his students as well as the parents of his students I am ever so greatful for the staff of this school I wouldn't change my desion for bringing my son to this school for anything in the world thank you Global Prep Signed Tracey Lynn Jackson happy and greatful parent of Trachard Jackson 4th grade student

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
EBONY PRICE-LANE MOM OF PRE-K AND 5TH GPA STUDENTS!! GPA IS A GREAT SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD!! THEY TRAIN THE CHILDREN TO BE THE BEST IN EDUCATION, CHARACTER, AND LIFE! THEY ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT AND REWARD THE PARENTS!! I LOVE THE CHARACTER AWARD CEREMONIES FOLLOWED BY THE PARENT MEETING EVERY MONTH; IT IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY MONTH!! GPA FOCUSES ON THE TRANSFORMATION OF A TROUBLED CHILD WHETHER IT BE ACADEMICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY, OR PHYSICALLY GPA CARES!! THIS SCHOOL ISN'T JUST ABOUT TALK THEY ARE TRULY ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS IN HELPING THE ENTIRE FAMILY!! I LOVE GPA

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
My name is Christina Martin and I'm a mom of a 5th grader at GPA. My son started here this year and it is truly the greatest decision I have ever made for my son. He went through a horrible experience at his previous school which completely turned him off to the entire education process. He was an honor roll student that turned into a child I had to fight to get to go to school every day. This school is filled with such love and compassion for their students that it blows my mind. It stretches from EVERY area in the school from the principal to volunteers. They provide such an amazing learning environment. They have honestly given my son back his love for learning and have given me back my happy child.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
Love the Character Building at the school. Love small class size. Daily productive contact with teacher. This is Education.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2014
Finally i have found a small caring school that can give my daughter a chance. After being bullied out of piblic school we tried online schooling. My daughter fell farther and farther behind. She reached the point that she didnt care. It is still a struggle for her to adjust, but without GPA we wouldn't have stood a chance.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2014
Global Preparatory Academy, recognized by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) as a Beating the Odds and Rewards School, is a school located in Roseville, MI, an east suburb of Detroit. It offers pre-Kindergarten to eighth-grade classes, where the student can develop both academically and socially. GPA has a full, rigorous curriculum that is closely aligned with the state-mandated common core. The school also offers elective courses in art, physical education, foreign language and financial literacy (grades 5th-8th). This year, GPA added boys/girls basketball and cheerleading, while it started a full-range of after-school programs. The after-school programs featured running and photography, as well as tutoring and homework help three times per week.

- submitted by a teacher
August 18, 2013
Great school where your child can grow to new heights. The new principal, Mr. Green, really cares about the children and does everything he can to ensure they are taught everything they need to become successful globally. My daughter attends Global Prep. She is given extra instruction in areas of need, and has improved academically, as well as socially since she has attended G.P.A. The teachers and staff are like family, ensuring the kids are safe and progressing. The only thing I would change is the fact that there aren't any sports or music activities for the children. They have PE but it would be great to have more elective classes besides art and PE. In school, academics is what is most important. Therefore, my daughter will be attending again this year with her sister starting in PreK.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
I have three children at this school and have been very unhappy with the new administration. They are rude, arrogant and very unorganized. Many teachers and some students have quit during the year because of bullying. Bullying by the administration. my children will not attend next year.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2012
My son just completed Pre-K at GPA and he and I had an awesome experience. The Pre-K teachers were great and I am very pleased with his academic level at this point. He is definitely ready for Kindergarten. The only mishap is that the school is not equipped with an after school child care program (latchkey) and as a full time working parent it is difficult to have your child attend school with no after school child care. If the school gets latchkey he will return. Very good school and the administration and front line staff are committed and great with the children. This school is highly recommended!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2012
I have two children at global prep this year, my son is in pre-k and my daughter is in the seventh grade. I must say that I am thoroughly satisfied with my children's development and performance this year. My daughter has been inducted into the National Junior Honor Society this year, and my son has begun to read on his own!!! I'm not sure what problems other parents have had in the past, but whatever issues there may have been seem to have been resolved. The administration and support staff are awesome!!! There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer and become involved in various activities at the school. I wish there was a high school extension to this school, my daughter would definitely be there!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2010
This is a good school year they have a new administration and the kids are well handled with their behavoir

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2009
I am a current teacher and wish to comment on the effectiveness of our new administration. We are currently in the process of hopefully being reauthorized. With new administration in place, behavior issues are in the process of being reduced as we continue to work hard to educate our students to the best of our ability. Our current administration along with us staff are turning the school around, which is a slow and difficult process trying to undo all that was done. We are definately headed in the right direction!

- submitted by a teacher
March 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 23, 2008
Update... Conner Creek is now in the process of replacing the inept principal that had been there. Hopefully things will get better soon!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 19, 2008
I do not know how this school is still in existence. The teaching staff are a dedicated group but the administration or lack there of is at the heart of this schools failure. An administrative team is to meake sure that teachers are supported and students are given sufficient discipline for their actions. It seems that this school rather take it out on teachers rather than getting at the root of the problem and going through the proper process to weed out those students who do not want an education.

- submitted by a teacher
June 30, 2008
I was a teacher there for two years. The administration does not know how to run a school. They have one principal for three schools, it can not be this way. The behavior issues are not dealt with properly. The administration will not support the teachers and will always side with the parents. This is not a good environment for teachers or students. Find another school for your children. The one plus though, is that there are small class sizes. The biggest class had 23 and the smallest class had 14 kids.

- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 09, 2007
Worked at the school for 2 years-worst experience ever! No administrative support, unsanitary, unsafe work environment. Most of the teachers were great and worked very hard to help the students achieve but were never given a word of praise for their efforts. Police at the school almost daily. Parents should take their students to a regular school district where these problems would not occur.

- submitted by a teacher
July 17, 2007
I worked at this school from 2002-2004. The 1st year was pretty good, a wonderful supportive staff, and administration. The 2nd year a new administrator came in and everything went so far down, that I could not bare it any longer and so many teachers went in search for real jobs. The problem with this school is the lack of funds, handling the funds that they have, organization, extra curr activities, administration, and the list goes on. I highly suggest public schools and if you're district is not a good one, drive your child to a school of choice suburban school. I truly hope things are better for this place.

- submitted by a teacher
June 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2006
I have two children that are going to this school for the first time. One is a sixth-grader, while the other is in kindergarten.So far the overall experience has been great, the staff has everything running smoothly. I previously read other complaints about racial tension. I myself have only heard of a incident involving my child who is white while his brother and myself are black, I feel that if you teach your child to except their self and different cultures, they can go to any school they choose, this school has been excellent ,I see a lot of potential in Conner Creek, my children will be staying.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2006
I'm a student at Conner Creek Academy, and I have atending this school since my freshmen year in High school. I can honestly say this school has really approved me academically, socially, and mentally. This school at first wasn't all that good. But the staff are pretty cool.

- submitted by a student
June 18, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
April 27, 2006
Conner Creek Academy is a school on the raise! It has faced numerous challenges since it first opened almost 7 years ago. But today, I can honestly say the atmosphere and morale of students, staff and parents has risen dramatically. We successfully sponsored our 2nd annual Peace Week, April 3-7 which was exciting and eventful for every child (grades K - 11). Teachers came out in droves to support the program. We also sponsored our 3rd annual College Fair on April 27th. More than a dozen colleges came to provide information for our high school students. As always our students offered insightful and thought provoking comments on this experience. As many charter schools start up they suffer hardships and we all know Conner Creek is no acception...however, this year we've made a turn for the better and will continue to 'Soar to Excellence.'

- submitted by a staff
March 16, 2006
Conner Creek Academy Warren is currently located on Imperial in Warren, MI, not Cole that is the old location. My children have been at this school for four years and it was very nice when they first started out. They have always received a quality education at Conner Creek. The problem is the administration,there are so many unruly childred at this school it is just sickening. Instead of the administration weeding out the bad ones they keep them in order to receive the funding that they need to remain open. They lack in extracurriculum activities as well. The lack of poor administration is not fair to the good teachers that they have or the good students that they have. This would be a very good school under the proper administration.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
September 06, 2005
Academically Challenged!!! We moved here from Tennessee and I was happy that my daughter would be going to a charter school. I was mistaken. She has only been in this school less than a full week and I'm pulling her out. She was in 4th grade but they were doing 1st grade work, work. My daughter was devastated, because she loves to learn and was excited about the school until she noticed that the work was so far behind what she had learned in Tennessee. She had pre-algebra/geometry in 3rd grade in Tenn. and was in an accelerated reading program that all of the students participated in, so I could not stand to see this. Plus, there is no diversity. We are a mixed family and my daughter is 3/4th white, she was the only white kid in her class. It's like 98% black. She's going to a more diverse school.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2005
I have had students in this school for four years now, and I can tell you it's gone WAY downhill! Whenever my children have had teachers who try to command a little respect and discipline in the classroom, they end up getting fired. It seems that the administration is afraid of the bully children (and maybe their parents?), instead of trying to teach them better, or weed them out. The racial tension in the school is unbelieveable. The teachers seem to be sincerely concerned for their students, and trying their best, but the lack of books and supplies is appalling (and no music teacher; and gym is 20 minutes, twice a week, in their classrooms). Besides all of that, the teachers are afraid of being fired if they offend certain parents who are 'in' with the administration. My children will not be back next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2005
I'm a student at Conner Creek Academy and I think that Conner Creek Academy has seen a great deal of improvement.Earlier in the school year it was a bit unorganized(late arriving books, over crowding and the prinicipal situation)you can expect some unorganization because we've moved to a new location but I must say so that this school has done a turn around from the last school year and has seen a lot of discipline and I might add we're about 0 students from being a blue ribbon school

- submitted by a student
February 17, 2005
This is the worst school experience I've ever had! The acting principals are worse than the one that got fired, the discipline from administration is horrible, and the ability to communicate with administration is worse than ever! I've had the unfortunate experience of witnessing how administration deals with staff members and I was outraged. Teachers appear to get no respect from them what-so-ever. I pulled my children from this school and advise all parents to do the same. The only thing the school HAD going for it was the teachers, however the good teachers seem to be getting fired on a daily basis. I hope this school is shut down for the 2005-2006 school year because it is run horrifically. Parents are promised everything under the sun and given NOTHING!!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
I am very disappointed with the 04-05 School Year at Conner Creek Academy. Children don't have books, the school is over populated, and their wasn't an acting principal for a while. The school in my opinion does not successfully maintain a good separation of middle school children and high scholar s, and all types of appalling gestures goes on by the high school students in front of the middle school students. Conner Creek School I believe could be successful, however, I believe it is going to take the school some time before a student can actually obtain a successful education and advance academically.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2004
I am hoping that this school year 04-05 see improvement over last. Now that we have a solid principal, hopes she stays, maybe things will settledown in the bullying aspect. I do hope that teachers will stay longer than a year. Since my children have been attending there has been huge turnover of teachers and adminstration staff. Now with the new building and new staff maybe the school can move forward. One problem area is still the availability of books. Also the supplies that the children need to be able to learn. I do hope that the library does develop into a actual library. At this moment it is just a media center powered by computers. No books. Do hope the improvements continue soon.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2004
I have been extremely impressed with the teachers my children have had at Conner Creek. Unfortunately, I am disappointed with the Administration here. It seems that the teachers get no or little support and the racial tension that has been created makes it difficult for the teachers to do their job. I will be interested to see if the enrollment really does go up.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2004
This school has seen many changes over the last several years, but I am happy to say that over the last year nothing but good things have been happening. The new Leadership team has worked hard at bringing up and securing enrollment, improving test scores and enhancing the quality of education for Conner Creek Academy. I am confident that the next year 04-05 will be even better than the last. Hat's off to the Leadership in both the lower and upper school. Job well done!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2004
Four years ago this was a great school. I am sorry to say that is no longer the case. There is alot of racial tension and they have poor ability to control it. Most of the teachers in the elementary seem very dedicated but they get very little co-operaton from Beacon Management or the administation. The children do learn but the environment is not condusive to learning. The facilities though improving are substandard to mst public schools.

- submitted by a parent
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Global Preparatory Academy
26200 Ridgemont Street, Roseville, MI  48066
(586) 575-9500
Last modified Global Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Global Preparatory Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top