Mission & Core Values

Mission

To prepare each student for college success.

Vision

Our vision is to educate, support, and guide students through a few of the most exciting and impressionable years of their lives. Our end objective is three-fold: high school graduation, college acceptance, and enthusiastic students, thoughtfully prepared for vocational success in their communities and their world. We expect a lot from our students and their parents. Our enthusiastic staff, teachers, and administrators present challenging curriculum that encourages students to achieve a high level of excellence. This correlates directly to college entrance. We also focus on moral character, believing that character development is vital to growth and success.

Core Values

Grand River Prep’s programs and daily instruction are guided by the following values:

Rigor
Our students complete AP coursework and earn college acceptance. Graduates read well, write intelligibly, study effectively, reason soundly, and question thoughtfully. All students take end-of-term, comprehensive exams that determine their advancement to the next academic level. They are supported by our teachers and our staff, who give students every opportunity to learn and to succeed.

Relevance
Our students develop an understanding of our world and how to excel in it. They graduate with applicable knowledge, relevant skills, passionate curiosity, and a sense of accomplishment. They also have a unique and comprehensive understanding of literature, athletics, mathematics, science, history, and the arts.

Relationships
Reliable relationships are important to our students’ success. We partner with our students’ parents and encourage them to ascribe to our mission and our vision. We also expect parents to demonstrate good values and good work ethic in their homes. Our administrators and our counselors support reliable relationships by being visible and accessible, to both students and parents.

Responsibility and Moral Focus
Our students are required to participate in several community service projects throughout their time at Grand River Prep. Our curriculum includes service-learning opportunities and stresses good values, positive behavior, and moral conscience. We hold students accountable for their actions so that they have a true sense of direction when they graduate. Our teachers and our staff also serve as models of responsibility and moral focus by exhibiting competence, compassion, consistence, courtesy and accountability.