SCHOOL STARTS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH 2023

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


COVID-19 Back to School Laws Interim Progress Reporting


Extended COVID-19 Learning Goal Reporting


Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan


Approved GLA Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Quick Info

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.

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Mr. Loos!

BOD November 19, 2020


Phone: 248‑334‑6434
Fax: 248‑334‑6457

Location: 46312 Woodward Ave. Pontiac, MI 48342

Our Principal

[email protected]
Phone: 248‑334‑6434

Dr. Eric Pate

Principal / Chief Administrative Officer

Great Lakes Academy

Great Lakes Academy has been serving the community of Pontiac for more than 20 years.  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
  • Data-driven approach to instruction
  • Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching
  • Great Lakes University -comprehensive professional development for teachers
  • Summer School




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