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!
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!)
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!!;)
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
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
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.
Love the Character Building at the school. Love small class size. Daily productive contact with teacher. This is Education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
This is a good school year they have a new administration and the kids are well handled with their behavoir
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!
Update... Conner Creek is now in the process of replacing the inept principal that had been there. Hopefully things will get better soon!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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