• email sent 12/6/19: 

    Dear 9th grader and Parent of 9th grader

    I hope December finds you well.  We are contacting you because your 9th grader is currently failing a math, science and/or an English class.  It is critical for 9th graders to start on the right track and pass at least 6/7 of their classes.  Statistics show that by doing this, they are 3.5 times more likely to graduate in 4 years. 

    From this point forward, it is imperative that they talk with their teachers in the classes they are failing to come up with a plan to get back on track.  This should involve them attending I.T. time every Tuesday and Wednesday.  There are three options from this point forward:

    • Pass the class this semester!  In most situations, it is not too late for students to “right the ship” and get back on track with the class they are struggling in.
    • If they are close to passing, but receive an F for first semester, they will be assigned to a “Boot Campafter school from February 3- February 20.  This after school program will run from 3:30-5:00.  They will be working on material that they need to complete to earn credit in either math or English Once this work is complete, they will earn their credit from first semester.  Transportation will be provided home.
    • If they are not close to passing, they will be assigned a class to support them in either their math, English, or science This class will take the place of an elective.  In this class they will receive help in the class they are struggling with, while at the same time retrieving credit from 1st semester that they did not earn.

    If you have any questions regarding Boot Camp, Support class with credit retrieval, or their schedule, please contact your child’s counselor at 542-474-5730. If you have questions regarding your student’s class, please contact their teacher.


    Ryan Thompson

    Principal GPHS