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Principal's Message

I would like to welcome everyone to the 2018-2019 school year at Grand Lake School.   We are excited to begin this school year and can’t wait to see all of the students’ and parents’ smiling faces as we continue our educational journey on August 14th.

At Grand Lake School we are proud to support our educational values that provide our students with a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century. 

Grand Lake School sets high standards and expectations for every student in regard to academic performance, co-curricular participation, and responsible citizenship.  We encourage our faculty to become lifelong learners and pursue additional trainings and certifications which serves as an example for the students we teach. 

We are excited to announce that Grand Lake School has earned an “A” rating for two years in a row and expect to continue that tradition when the 2017-2018 scores are released.  Grand Lake School grew 5% points this past year with students scoring mastery and advanced on the LEAP 2025 test (grades 3-11). We are a PK-12 school with approximately 820 students.  

Grand Lake School will be under construction during the 2018-2019 school year.  The school board has approved a 14 room addition in the elementary wing. When it is complete we hope to move all students in K-6 to the elementary side of the school.  Please be patient with us throughout this school year as we work to provide additional space for our children.

The goal of the administration, faculty, and staff is to provide a well-rounded education for all students.  We understand that academics is key; however, offering students opportunities to explore areas outside of math, ELA, science, and social studies promotes learning both inside and outside the classroom.  Elementary students are offered the core curriculum with daily physical education and recess.  Students are also offered music, computer science, computer lab, art, and library once a week. 

Students in middle school are offered Carnegie Unit classes including Art I, Algebra I, Spanish I, Health, IBCA, Ag I, and FACS I which are credits towards high school graduation requirements.  Grand Lake School provides students with advanced courses including DE American History, DE World History, AP English III and DE English IV, and Math 113 and Math 231 or 170.  High school students can choose to enroll in welding, carpentry, and certify in NCCER Core, as well as FACS classes that certify students with ServSafe and Customer Service credentials. 

Students in grades 7th and 8th have the opportunity to participate in Jr. High sports including softball, football, basketball, and track.  High school students have the same opportunities as the Jr. High students with the addition of cross country, baseball, and indoor track.  There are also numerous opportunities for students to participate in clubs and organizations on campus including FFA, FCLA, FBLA, Student Council, BETA, National Honor Society, and 4-H to name a few.  



Dr. Holly Castile, Ed. D.

Principal, Grand Lake High School