Principal's Corner

  • Jeremy Schmidt, Principal October 2021

    Dear Parents and Students,

    Grant Community High School offers a comprehensive curriculum with the goal to prepare students with the skills necessary for success in college and a professional career. Educational planning and the selection of classes are important processes to ensure courses taken align with student goals. Education is truly a collaborative effort between students, parents, and the school community. When providing scheduling resources and support, we will ensure that attention is given to each student’s academic potential and plans for their future. We hope that you will take an active part in the selection of classes as well.

    This Curriculum Guide contains information on grading, recognition, graduation requirements, NCAA Clearinghouse requirements, and information on every class offered at Grant Community High School. For each class, you will find information on the level of instruction, length of the class, grade level offered to, prerequisites, credit value, and a brief overview of the class.

    Beginning in November, counselors will schedule individual registration appointments with each student. During the appointment, counselors will review graduation requirements, credits earned, record class selections, and discuss postsecondary plans.

    In preparation for your registration meeting, please carefully read the Curriculum Guide. Throughout their time at Grant, students will play an increasingly important role in selecting their courses of study. It is important that time is taken to ensure that the classes registered for are consistent with personal goals. Student placement is a vital step in fulfilling the mission of Grant Community High School:
    “Grant Community High School will educate each and every student to be a responsible and productive citizen who will be able to effectively manage future challenges. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop intellectually, emotionally, and physically in a safe and supportive environment.”

    Please contact our Student Services Team at (847) 587-2561 if you have any questions. We look forward to working closely with you to plan for a challenging and successful 2022/23 school year.

    Sincerely,

    Jeremy Schmidt
    Principal


    July 30, 2021

    Dear Grant Community High School Parents and Students:

    Since March 2020, we have all been looking forward to a return to our “normal” way of living, and the Bulldog Community is no exception to this. In order to get back to “normal,” we need to also recognize that we are coming off a year and a half of school that is unlike any other. 

    As we plan for and navigate the 2021-2022 school year, we are making a concerted effort to generate culture around “Being a Bulldog” for students to re-establish connectivity to the school community. It is important that the culture and climate that makes Grant special is re-established, and as a school we will be making a focused effort to develop relationships, interactions, and involvements that are traditionally inherent to our school culture.

    So to that end, to meet students where they are at and give them the best possible opportunity to fully engage in all that it means to “Be a Bulldog,” we will be modifying our typical first days of school. In a typical year, we have created an opportunity for freshmen students to get to know the campus and get their footing before our returning students arrive. This year, we are dedicating multiple days for all students to become re-oriented with Grant.

    • Wednesday, August 11, 7:40 AM - 3:10 PM - Seniors & Juniors
    • Thursday, August 12, 7:40 AM - 3:10 PM - Sophomores
    • Friday, August 13, 7:40 AM - 3:10 PM - Freshmen
    • Monday, August 16, 7:40 AM - 3:10 PM - All Students

    Students are expected to attend their assigned days and attendance will be taken. Regular transportation routes will be running. During their first scheduled day of attendance, students will participate in activities that focus on what “Being a Bulldog'' means: students will follow an abbreviated bell schedule, attending all their classes including lunch and meeting all their teachers. Additionally, students will participate in an activity fair where they will learn about all of Grant’s clubs, sports, activities, participate in a kick-off assembly, and meet with their fellow classmates without the intensity of a full building.

    We cannot wait to welcome students back to campus in a few short weeks, and we’re confident that this alternative schedule will provide all students the start to 2021-2022 with a focus on what they can achieve and finding a place within the school community.

    If you have any questions about the first days of school, please contact our Main Office at (847) 587-2561.

    We look forward to seeing all our returning and incoming Bulldogs fill the halls in August!


    Thank you,

    Jeremy Schmidt
    Principal