Curriculum
"The Grand Blanc Community Schools vision for curriculum and instruction is grounded in a commitment to practices that promote depth of understanding, perseverance in problem-solving, guided inquiry, and independent, critical thinking."

(Leading the Change Committee, Spring, 2013) 
Curriculum Staff

Curriculum Offerings

5 months ago

Click on the links below to view Grand Blanc Community School's full curriculum offerings.

Elementary

Elementary

The Grand Blanc Community School's elementary curriculum is aligned with the Michigan Core Curriculum Standards in all subject areas.  Students learn English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Health.  The specials classes include Art, Music, Physical Education and Technology Explorations. 

KDG, 1st grade, 2nd grade

3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade

Middle School

Middle School

The Grand Blanc Middle School curriculum engages students in deeper learning of the four core subject areas -  English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.  As students progress through middle school, they are also exposed to an abundant array of elective offerings.  The wide variety of elective options allows students an opportunity to learn about and explore courses and subjects which interest them and for which they may choose to pursue further in high school.  

High School

High School

The Grand Blanc High School curriculum offers a wide variety of options for students in both required core courses as well as elective offerings.  Students choose from over 30 Advanced Placement classes, more than 20 Career and Technical Education courses, numerous World Language options, a wide array of fine arts classes, and a state of the art physical education and health program.  

Grand Blanc Community Schools Online Learning

2 months ago

While providing students with real-time learning experiences in school with caring, invested educators is a preferred model, Grand Blanc Community Schools recognizes that there are instances when online classes might be appropriate.  Online courses offer flexible scheduling, pace, and learning opportunities that may not be available in a physical school.  

Online Enrollment Process: 

  • Meet with a counselor or administrator regarding online course options
  • Take the Online Readiness Assessment
  • Read the GBCS Online Student Expectations
  • Complete the Online Learning Contract


Assessment

4 months ago

"The primary purpose of assessment is to improve students' learning and teachers' teaching as both respond to the information it provides." (http://assessment.tki.org)


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Project - Based Learning

4 months ago

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A component of Grand Blanc Community School's Strategic Plan.

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. 

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Secondary Teacher Curriculum Resources

Instructional Resources

5 months ago


Teaching = Creating Experiences for Constructing Meaning

Good Teaching


Lesson Planning Resources

Quality lessons plans include communication of a clear purpose (learning goals), connection to prior and/or future learning, cultivation of a quality learning environment, opportunities for students to interact with one another, and formative assessment opportunities to assess achievement toward the learning goal(s).

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