Student Handbook

Course Discription Guide

MMC Graduation Requirements Checklist

Michigan Merit Curriculum

The Michigan Merit Curriculum is the result of an extraordinary partnership between Executive Branch, State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Legislature and numerous education associations. MCL  380.1278a, MCL 380.1278b

The Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) is crafted around the philosophical belief that all students will need postsecondary learning oppourtunities beyond high school.  It is not a curriculum in the traditional sense in that it doesn't describe instructional material and approaches.  Instead it specifies that all students who earn a diploma, at a minimum, have demonstrated proficiency with the content outlined by the state academic standards or guidlines.  since districts are responsible for awarding diplomas so too are they responsible for providing all students the opportunity to learn the content outlined by standards.  As the learning skills for college and the workplace have merged, the MMC, if properly implemented, will prepare students with skills and knowledge needed to be successful in our global economy and workplace. 

Please click here for GLHS MMC Graduation Check list.


Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning

Grand Ledge Public Schools offers middle and high school students the opportunity to take online courses through a variety of providers. 

Applications are only excepted during the month of May for the next school year.


  • Student must possess the prerequisite knowledge and skills to be successful in the on-line course.
  • Application will be denied if student demonstrated failure in a previous online course.
  • Student will be responsible for submitting Student Progress Report and Course Activity Scores Report to their counselor
  • In order for the cost of a student's VHS to be covered, the course must be taken as part of their five period schedule.
  • Students will be limited to two (2) online courses as part of student's schedule each trimester. 

NOTE: the student/family is responsible to provide full payment to GLPS for associated fees of a course that is dropped after the reimbursement date.  Classes will not be added or dropped after the first week.


Application Directions:

  • Student makes an appointment with their counselor to discuss the appropriateness of the selected course.
  • Please print the first four documents listed below.
  • Parent and student review and sign the documents.
  • Return all documents to Mrs. Maliska in student services.


Considering An Online course

Course Enrollment Request Form

Student Online Learning Agreement

Online Learner Readiness Rubric form

Virtual FAQ's

Michigan Virtual State Catalog



Summer School

Grand Ledge High School Summer School Registration


Students attending summer school will earn credit for courses using the Edgenuity Online Program with certified teachers available to assist students in successfully completing their course(s). Each course completed with a passing grade will fulfill the requirement of 1.0 credit. No grade will be assigned because this is credit recovery. There is a required final exam for each course. Students are required to attend class daily and to be present for their final exam, which must be proctored. Students may continue to work and ask questions about course content outside of the session time and may contact a staff member via email to add retakes and/or reset sections outside of the session time during designated time periods. These time periods will be established once staff has been assigned to summer school. GLHS WILL NOT provide computers or internet service outside of the program hours.  

*Credit Recovery courses through Edgenuity are not NCAA Eligible* 


Students must be in attendance and remain in room 309 for the entire session for 16 days, for the entire session time.  If illness arises, a doctor’s note must be provided.



June 19, 2017 - July 20, 2017

No sessions July 3 - July 7


Session 1: 8am - 10am

Session 2: 10am - 12pm

Fees: $150 per session per student -  scholarships available for qualifing students

  • All classes will be held at Grand Ledge High School in room 309
  • Registration and class fees are due by FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017.  
  • All fees must be collected prior to the beginning of class.  
  • No refunds will be made for withdrawals after TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017.
  • Summer school is contingent upon adequate enrollment.
  • Enrollment is 1st come 1st serve and GLHS students will be given priority seating.
  • If students fail to attend without a doctor’s note, they will be dropped.
  • Courses that are not completed will be considered an F.


Your student is responsible for the preapproval of summer school courses.  A High School Counselor, Case Manager or administrator MUST approve your application.

Payment needs to be made in cash, money order or cashier’s check.

No personal checks will be accepted.

Please make cashier’s check or money orders payable to: Grand Ledge Public Schools. Payment should be delivered to the Grand Ledge High School Student Services Office.

Click here for the summer school application

Any questions? Please call Reana Maliska at 925-5821 or email to for more information.



Summer School +1 Credits for Advancement


Grand Ledge High School has partnered with Michigan Virtual University (MVU) to provide online courses that will meet Michigan Merit Curriculum Requirements. Michigan Merit Curriculum through MVU is also NCAA approved. GLHS WILL NOT provide computers or internet service. Students must have access to a computer and the internet outside of the school building to complete their daily assignments.

MVU courses begin June 5, 2017 and end August 11, 2017. You may begin these courses June 14th (without penalty) but the course will still need to be completed by August 11, 2017.

You and your parent/guardian are encouraged to attend a short orientation session June 14, 2017 at 8am, 11am or June 15, 2017 at 5pm or 7pm.

MVU provides a teacher and GLHS will provide a mentor teacher to help monitor progress and assist with questions that arise from the curriculum. You will be required to attend school June 19, 2017 through June 22, 201, from 8am-10am or 10am-12pm, in order to ensure your success. You will then check in with your mentor teacher, on Tuesday, via a pre arranged phone conversation June 27th until August 8th and again on Friday, August 11th. Most courses will require over an hour, each day, in order to complete your course(s) by August 11, 2017.

Click here to down load the summer school +1 application and bring payment (money order or cash only)  to Ms. Maliska.

You can see a list of courses by clicking here  MVU  Summer School course catalog

Course Cost :

320.00 per course for Grand Ledge Students

350.00 per course for all others

Any drops after June 30, 2017 WILL NOT be refunded

MMC Physical Education Waiver

MMC Physical Education

Michigan Merit Curriculum states that one credit that includes both physical education AND health must be earned by high school students for graduation.  The requirement could be met in 2 separate courses each earning 1/2 credits.  The 1/2 credit for PE may also be awarded by the school district or public school academy for apporved participation in extracurricular athletics or other extracurricular activities involving physical activity.  Please note, however, that this pertains only to the physcial education credit guidelines of MMC, not the health education credit guideline.

A district may determine what extracurricular activities involving physical activity may be used as credit toward a the physical education requirement.  The department strongly recommends the local school board develop its own policy outlingin what is aceptable for the credit as to be clear to students and parents and consistent in implementation.

GLHS requires that a student will complete a varsity sport or marching band and be on the list before the beginning of the school year of the request.

Students will be able to sign up below during the month of May for the next school year.


Testing Out


Grand Ledge High School

TEST OUT Information



Grand Ledge High School offers students a testing out process once a year over the summer months.  Students may choose to test out of an MMC required course to further their scheduling options throughout their years of high school.  Students must exhibit mastery of the course content by attaining a grade of at least 80% or B- on a comprehensive final assessment/paper/lab as required for individual courses.  Credits earned through the test out process will count towards graduation.



Review all of the information regarding the test out process before completing the online application.

Email with application questions.  

Step 1:   

Review the High School Coursebook and make a note of the course(s) you wish to test out.

Step 2: 

Look up the Test Out information on the applicable websites. Many materials are available online and do not require extra materials.  If no online materials are listed, see Step 3.




Room #


Doris Thompson



Tracy Clark



Jeff Belding

Kevin Mason



Industrial Arts


Carroll Shults



Tonya Rice


PHW/Physical Education

Carroll Shults



Courtney Lutz


Social Studies

Steve Krumm


World Language

Susan Sowle






















Step 3:  

Look to see if the course(s) requires extra materials.  Some courses have digital textbooks available for free. If other materials are required (such as novels, labs, etc) you need to submit a $50 deposit for those materials.  Payment can be made either by cash, or check payable to Grand Ledge Public Schools.  Submit all deposits to Mrs. Crouch in the HS Main Office.  Deposits must be paid before non-online materials will be distributed, and will be refunded when materials are returned.  Materials will be available for pick up in the GLHS Media Center from Tuesday, May 30 through Tuesday, June 13th. 

The Main Office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and on Fridays from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  The Media Center is open Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, and on Fridays from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Step 4:

Make a note of the test out dates and times. You do not need to reserve a test time; select the one that best fits into your schedule and show up!  All tests will be administered in the High School Cafeteria.  If you are planning on testing out of more than one course, please plan to take them at different times.  

Date Time
        Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:00 AM
        Tuesday, August 1, 2017 2:00 PM
        Tuesday,  August 8, 2017 2:00 PM
        Tuesday,  August 8, 2017 7:00 PM


Step 5:   

Complete the online Test Out Application for EACH course that you want to test out by Friday, June 2, 2017.

Step 6: 

Contact the department chairperson via email if you have any course related questions.  Click the above links, or see the Staff Directory for email addresses.


Postsecondary Enrollment (Dual Enrollment)


Postsecondary Enrollment

Application dead line:

Fall Enrollment - May 1st

Spring Enrollment - November 1st

Effective April 1, 2006, Public Act 160 and Public Act 258 of 2000, created the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act, commonly referred to as dual enrollment.  This laws directs school districts to assist students in paying tuition and fees for courses at Michigan public or private colleges or universities.  The following are some of the eligibility guidelines/standards:

Students in grades 9 through 12 may take up to ten postsecondary courses .

  • If 9th grader - 2 in first 3 years, 4 in senior year
  • If 10th grade - 2 in year, 4 in years 2 and 3
  • If 11th or 12 grader- not more than 6 per year

 Students can qualify for dual enrollment by:

  • Taking one of the following assessments:  PSAT, PLAN, EXPLORE ACT, SAT, OR MME. Click here for assessment score.  The college may require additional requirements.
  • Students must be enrolled in both the eligible school (public or private) and eligible postsecondary institution during the local school’s regular academic year and must be enrolled in at least on high school class.
  • The college courses cannot be a hobby, craft, or recreation course, or in the subject areas of physical education, theology, divinity, or religious education.
  • School districts are required to pay an amount equal to the prorated percentage of the statewide pupil-weighted average foundation allowance, based on the proportion of the school year that the eligible students attends the eligible institution for enrollment in the course.  Eligible charges do not include transportation or parking costs or activity fees. Student who fail or do not complete a course can be required to pay the costs of the course.
  • 50% of the course must fall within the school district’s academic year.

Additional requirements that Grand Ledge High school requires for enrollment.

  • Student in good standing, attendance, academics and behavior.
  • Student meets the Dual enrollment Qualifying scores.
  • Student will meet with their counselor to review all requirements.
  • Students are not to loiter on school property during the scheduled dual enrollment course.
  • If selecting a night class please be aware of the safety factors.
  • For more information please contact your counselor or the college you plan on enrolling in.
  • Central office will need a receipt before any refunds will be distributed.

*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.

Please fill out the forms below required by the institution and for GLHS for Postsecondary enrollment.

  1. Grand Ledge Dual Enrollment Agreement form - Please print documents to review and sign.
  2. LCC Forms - This will take you to the LCC web site. Please review the steps necessary to start your enrollment.  You will need to print the following documents: Approval form , Billing Form and print the list of classes you have registered for.
  3. MSU Forms - This will take you to the MSU web site.  Please review the steps necessary to start your enrollment.  You will need to print the following documents: Approval form , Billing Form and print the list of classes you have registered for.




Advance Placement


For current students enrolled in a AP course- The AP testing information sessions will be in the cafeteria on Tuesday 1/30/18 at the beginning of second hour 9:12am and Wednesday 1/31/18 at the beginning of 5th hour at 1:35pm. Please make sure you inform your AP students that they must attend one of these sessions. 

If students are ill or absent there will be make up session in the media center on Friday Feb 2nd at 11:00am. Thanks, Stacey
Stacey Dohm MA

Please click here to order your AP Exam 

Dead line is Thursday March 1st, 2018




We have Advanced Placement classroom experiences in:


Mathematics: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biology
Social Studies:  U.S. History, Economics MICRO and MACRO
English: Literature, Language

We also offer advanced placement classes through the Michigan Virtual University:

Please visit the Michigan Virtual University web page at

Please visit College Board for additional information at


Career Preparation Center

Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center

Career Prep Center: programs for high school juniors and seniors taught by college instructors on the college campus or in a business/industry setting (Davenport University, Lansing Community College, AIS Construction, Olivet College at Farm Bureau, and Potter Park Zoo).

Students attend either the morning or afternoon half of their school day for the entire year. Transportation is provided to and from their high school. Students can earn high school and college credit simultaneously. For more information, go to: Career and Technical Education  or contact: Heather Algrim –

*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.

The Early College at LCC

The Early College is a collaboration between Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) and Lansing Community College (LCC). The Early College is a program for students entering their junior year of high school that are looking for an opportunity to move into a college environment.


The Early College at LCC offers up to 60 college credits, tuition free, for students in participating high schools who will be starting their junior year of high school. Enrolled students will attend class on LCC's main campus for grades 11-13 and will no longer attend their high school.


Students are expected to complete the program in three years. After three years, they will have earned their high school diploma and up to sixty college credits, tuition free. These credits are transferable to most Michigan and national colleges and universities. For more information, go to:

*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.

Eaton RESA CRT Early Middle College Program

The Capital Region Technical Early Middle College (CRTEMC)  program is a public early middle college program for capable and self-motivated students operated as an extension of the Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center. It is available to any Eaton, Ingham, or Clinton county student that has applied during their sophomore year and has been accepted into the Career Preparation Center. It is a unique opportunity for students to explore and earn an associate's degree, credential or transferable credit in a Career and Technical Education pathway while in high school with all tuition, books, and associated fees covered at no cost to students or families through the RESA and a school district's State Aid foundation grant. 

Students will begin blending their high school course work with college level coursework in 11th grade, adding additional college courses in 12th and complete a full schedule of college coursework in a 13th year. With an emphasis on the completion of two years of college, students are afforded the opportunity to experience a 21st century education through innovative hands-on education and professional experiences. 

This opportunity mandates a three-year commitment and students must be committed to a non-traditional high school schedule and understand the increased academic rigor required to perform successfully at the college level. For more information, contact Dawn Anderson:

*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.


Work-based Learning (Co-op)

Work-based Learning (Co-op)

In order to work as a co-op student, the basic guidelines are:

  • You MUST be a junior or senior on track for graduation.
  • You MUST have excellent school attendance and lack of tardies.
  • You MUST have previously completed a CTE course at GLHS or the Career Prep Center.
  • You MUST have an up-to-date EDP on file.
  • The position MUST relate to the CTE course AND the career pathway listed on your EDP.


Grand Ledge High School courses that fit co-op criteria:

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Intro to Business
  • Drafting
  • Parent/Child Development
  • Any Career Prep Center class

The position and workplace must meet the following criteria:

  • The workplace MUST have Worker's Disability Compesation, General Liability Insurance, and take out taxes from your pay (for paid positions).
  • The position needs to professional in nature and follow all labor laws
  • PAID co-op:
    • If you take two classes off per school day, you must average 15 hours per week.
    • If you take one class off per school day, you must average 10 hours per week.
    • Your working hours must be during the classes you take off from school at least 3 days per week.   
  • UNPAID co-op:
    • You MUST be working during your co-op scheduled class(es) every school day.
    • Your work responsibilities must rotate every 45 hours.

So far so good? See Ms. Algrim for more information!!!!