The Grand Rapids Area Learning Center provides alternative educational programming for students that are at risk of not graduating from high school. Services are provided to students from several school districts including Greenway, Nashwauk-Keewatin, Remer, Deer River, Hill City, and Bigfork. In addition to our Independent Study Program, we offer Night School, Summer School, and provide educational services for the Teen Age Pregnancy Program (TAPP).
At the ISD 318 Board Meeting on July 19, the School Board approved former Grand Rapids High School Principal Mark Schroeder to serve as an Interim School Board Director. Schroeder will serve as an Interim Board Member until a special election is held on November 2 to fill the vacancy left by Sue Zeige’s June resignation.
Dr. Matt Dass has been named the Northeast Division’s High School Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). “We are extremely proud of Matt’s achievement and all that it means for our GRHS students,” said ISD 318 Superintendent Matt Grose. “This is the second time a GRHS principal has been recognized for their work and it is indicative of the high caliber of leadership in our district. I continue to be impressed by the hard work of all our administrators who strive to ensure that our students have access to the best education possible.”
After enduring five different learning model transitions, principals and teachers at Grand Rapids High School (GRHS) recognized the need to address growing learning gaps in their students’ high school experience. “I am so proud of the implementation of evidence-based practices by our high school teachers and principals,” said Sue Akre, Director of Teaching and Learning. “They have tried to minimize the impact of the pandemic on our students and have also created a model that can be replicated in the future to help all students achieve our state's rigorous standards.”
Bigfork High School may be small, but its robotics team is mighty. On Saturday, April 17, the team traveled to Bemidji to compete in the Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference (NMRC). There, they upset the number one seed to take home the first place trophy. “The team and their alliance members battled hard and overcame many obstacles to pull off this win. It is well deserved,” said Erin Pocquette