Great Lakes Academy
46312 Woodward Ave. Pontiac, MI 48342 Phone: 248‑334‑6434 Fax: 248‑334‑6457

Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan

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The teachers and staff at Great Lakes Academy stand TOGETHER against racism and police brutality.

We embrace, as a school community, the continued important conversations that surround all the issues we are currently facing.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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46312 Woodward Ave. Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone: 248‑334‑6434 Fax: 248‑334‑6457

Great Lakes Academy

Great Lakes Academy is celebrating 22 years of service to the city of Pontiac. Great Lakes Academy began operations in the fall of 1997 as a K-3 school. The school added a grade level each year for the first five years, leading to the current configuration of providing a public education for students in grades K-8. Great Lakes Academy’s programming is built around the shared vision of educating children in a safe and nurturing environment. Great Lakes Academy is committed to giving every student the opportunity to be responsible for their academic success and to put them on the path to lifelong learning.

  • College preparatory and Common Core aligned curriculum
    • Ruth Culhams 6 plus 1 Traits Writing Program
    • GO Math
      • GO Math! incorporates the latest thinking in its comprehensive approach and engages digital natives with cross-platform technology.
    • Success for All reading reform model.
      • SFA encourages cooperative learning as the best way to engage and motivate students, using quarterly assessments to monitor student progress, stopping students from falling behind with one-on-one tutoring, and engaging student families in the learning process.
  • Data driven instruction
  • Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching
  • Great Lakes University -comprehensive professional development for teachers
  • Summer School
  • After school tutoring
  • Safe and Civil Schools Series – CHAMPS
    • The beliefs include:
      • All students must be treated with dignity and respect.
      • Student should be taught the skills and behaviors necessary for success.
      • Motivation and responsibility should be encouraged through positive interactions and building relationships with students
      • Students misbehavior represents a teaching opportunity.
    • The processes include:
      • Using data. Objective information about behavior is more reliable than labels, conclusions, or stereotypes.
      • Structuring for success. All school settings should be organized to promote successful behavior from students.
      • Collaboration. Helping students behave responsibly is the shared responsibility of all school staff.
      • Self-reflection. If student behavior is irresponsible, school staff should reflect on what they can do to help students.

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