Welcome to Global Preparatory Academy (GPA). GPA is a learning community which values high expectations for both academics and behavior. GPA staff embraces students, families, and communities to build and develop well rounded individuals who are independent critical thinkers and intrinsically motivated to be life-long learners. We believe that all children can learn as we seek to make a difference in the lives of our students.
The teachers and staff at GPA are committed to providing a quality education for all students in a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment. We are committed to ensuring that each child reaches his/her full potential.
We encourage all parents/guardians to maintain regular communications with their child’s teachers and be actively involved in the school community. Checking the school calendar, website, and our Facebook page for events and activities will help keep you informed.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the office by calling (586) 575-9500. We are looking forward to meeting your child and helping foster a love of learning.
Charter schools are governed by a local Board of Directors, and are required to meet and often exceed the standards of its Authorizer and the State Board of Education. Bylaws of the Board of Directors outline its role and responsibilities. Some charter schools employ an education service provider/management company to provide executive leadership and management services. Other charter schools choose to go it alone with the Board and Academy Director.
Children attending charter schools benefit from small class sizes, high academic standards, and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Charter schools are organized by a founding group that is passionate about the basic tenets of the curriculum. Enthusiasm for the school is contagious. Board members, staff members, parents, students, and community members are attracted to the charter school because their interests coincide with the charter school’s educational program and special themes.
Charter schools have to be responsive to parents’ concerns because they operate in a free market. Parents literally make the choice to send their children to the magnet or theme school. Parents also typically transport their children to school, which means that parents have a stronger connection, and more active communications with the faculty and staff.
Global Preparatory Academy (GPA) is committed to preparing students to become career and college ready with a focus on global competitiveness by providing a high-quality, character-centered education that engages all stakeholders in the Learning Community.
GPA will provide a recognized, respected and sought-after educational environment in the greater Detroit Area.
Individualized LearningWe care about every student and are committed to preparing children for lifelong success. Our Individualized Learning Plans start with a unique baseline for each student and analyze performance data at regular, short intervals. Teachers and staff tailor lessons and provide support accordingly. Individual Learning Plans are reviewed by teachers, parents and guardians at least one time each quarter.
Academic ExcellenceAs part of the ACCEL Schools network, we strategically apply best practices to our curriculum design and teacher training to drive continuous gains in academic performance.
Accessible to AllWe foster a culture that is reflective of community values and interests, and we are open to all students.
Community PartnershipWe are not just located in your community — we are a part of it. We partner with local and government leaders and parents.
Safe and CaringWe care about the well-being and development of each child. We insist on a secure and orderly school. We address every aspect of security, from building codes and safety procedures to codes of conduct and character education. Global Preparatory Academy has a state of the art camera system, employs a full time security officer, and extensively trains staff to ensure the safest learning environment for all students.
Global Preparatory Academy is authorized, which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability.
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Our small class size and dedication to a well-rounded education with a specialized focus on core academics and technology make Global Preparatory Academy a great educational environment.
Our school is part of ACCEL Schools, an established network of more than 40 charter and community schools located throughout the U.S. We serve more than 11,500 students nationwide.