As you may have heard via local media outlets, Grant Park High School recently was notified as being a recipient of one of the most prestigious honors available in public education. District officials were informed that US News and World Report has ranked Grant Park High School as a “Top 25%” High School in the entire United States. GPHS was bestowed the “Bronze” award, which recognizes top-performing high schools in the nation. GPHS is a recipient of this award due to extremely high student achievement levels in both math and reading.
During the past month, I have received many positive phone calls, email correspondence, and other forms of “congrats” for this award. However, those positive remarks (although I very much enjoy them) should be diverted to our staff and student body. Mr. Sanidas and the teaching staff have worked very hard to create a culture of high expectations at the HS. The student body has responded and understand the value of a quality education. It is about Excellence in Everything We Do- what we here in the district informally call the “GP WAY.” The award is a district accomplishment, as every staff member contributes to the academic growth of a student!
Thank you for making the 2014-15 school year one of the best in GP history! I hope you enjoy the summer months and have the opportunity to spend some time with family and friends. Registration for the 2015-16 school year is right around the corner (Wednesday, August 5th). See you then and gear up, as we are anticipating another fantastic school year!
Dr. John Palan
Superintendent, Grant Park #6