Grand River Prep's first graduating class exceeds all ACT state averages | Community Spirit
Grand River Preparatory High School’s first graduating class exceeded all ACT state averages by at least a full point and had an average composite score that was 1.6 points higher, according to a report released today by the American College Testing program (ACT).
“Today’s report highlights the great results that come from hard work,” said Grand River Prep Principal Koree Woodward. “We are dedicated to guiding our students down a path that will lead to life-long success and they are committed to putting in the effort that will help to position them for college.”
As part of the ACT report, the organization outlined a recommended five-step action plan called College Readiness for All. Grand River Prep’s current curriculum already features all five of the recommended components, including:
- Creating a common focus on college
- Establishing high expectations for all
- Requiring a rigorous curriculum
- Providing early college and career counseling
- Measuring and evaluating progress early and often
Grand River Prep’s first class graduated in June. All diploma-earning graduates were accepted to a four-year college or university. Earlier this summer, Grand River Prep was named one of the state’s best high schools by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which ranked the school sixth in Michigan and gave it an ‘A’ grade. Grand River Prep enrolled 471 students this past school year and more than 600 students are expected to attend Grand River Prep this fall.
Grand River Prep promotes academic excellence that directly leads to college readiness and success. Employing a rigorous college-prep curriculum and an emphasis on moral character, Grand River Prep fosters high achievement, personal growth, and character development for every student.
Limited spaces are available for the 2012-2013 school year at PrepNet high schools. For more information about schools in West Michigan, contact Grand River Prep in Kentwood at (616) 261-1800 or Wellspring Prep in Grand Rapids at (616) 235-9500.