Principal's Welcome

Go Greyhounds!

Dear Greyhound families:

The semester change at mid-year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the first semester and look to a fresh start in the new semester. For all students, the third quarter is one of the most critical times of the year - within the Grading Policy, students in a year-long class must pass at least three grading opportunities overall (of the six possible) and pass two of the three in the second semester. A successful third quarter puts students on the right track to do so. In order to be successful, students should strive to be at school every day, on time, and ready to learn.

In the coming weeks, we will begin the process of scheduling for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will have multiple conversations with their teachers, counselors, and parents about opportunities available to them through our many academic programs, including options at the South-Western Career Academy and the Accelerated Learning Center. We will welcome parents and students from the Class of 2023 on Wednesday, February 13, at 6:30 for our annual Incoming Freshman Night. The same night, at 7:30, we will have our annual College Credit Plus Parent Meeting, where parents and families can learn more about the CCP Program and options for students to participate.

Students are encouraged to utilize the Naviance Student program in collaboration with their families to explore careers, examine college opportunities, and find out information about college visits and scholarships available to students at GCHS. Regardless of what grade students are in, there is a wealth of resources and activities available to students in Naviance Student. Encourage your student to log in at https://student.naviance.com/grovecityhs and explore what’s available to them.

We have had conversations with students in the Classes of 2019 and 2020 about additional graduation options made available to them in late December due to changes at the state level. We continue to work as a team to help ensure students are on track for graduation. If you have specific questions about the pathways available or about your student’s performance, please contact their School Counselor. Thank you for your continued partnership and support of Grove City High School.

With Greyhound pride,

Bryan O’Shea

Principal