Dr. Dan Hartley
Director of Secondary Instruction
Director of Elementary Instruction
District Science Coordinator
Information Services Supervisor
The mission of the GPPSS Child Development and Preschool program is to provide a secure and caring environment which offers young children opportunities to discover, share, make friends, grow and begin the journey of lifelong learning.
The Young Fives program offers an alternative for children whose parents feel that they are not yet ready for a traditional kindergarten experience.
The Elementary Gifted Program
Students recommended for magnet demonstrate cognitive aptitude, significantly beyond their grade-level peers. This educational setting supports the emotional and behavioral characteristics of gifted children.
Third Grade Reading Legislation
Legislation states that all Third Grade students who do not earn a proficient score on the Third Grade State Summative Assessment (M-STEP) may be retained.
Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS) engages in a system of continuous improvement that focuses on collaboration and continuity across the district while focusing on our Vision: One Inclusive Community Learning Together, and our Mission of Cultivating Educational Excellence By: Empowering Students, Valuing Diversity, Inspiring Curiosity, and Pushing Possibilities. The professional staff believes that each student is unique and is dedicated to providing appropriate and stimulating experiences and activities from which your child can learn, grow, and develop a wholesome attitude toward learning. The day is a wonderful combination of large and small group activities, with opportunities for individual and partner learning.
English Language Arts
Focus on the strengths and needs of each individual student. There are several consistent components with some variation within grade levels.
Using an inquiry based approach, students learn about an ever expanding environment through the strands Geography, Civics and Government, Economics, and History.
Grosse Pointe Public Schools currently uses a spiral curriculum which means concepts and skills are revisited and developed over time in a wide variety of contexts.
This updated curriculum guide is intended to increase the overall effectiveness of teaching the library standards and provide an instructional framework for equitable teaching and learning across the district.
The K-12 Art Curriculum Committee in alignment with the District Strategic Plan identified the following Guiding Principles that are the foundation of each art course within the district