Our mission is to "Raise the Bar" so that ALL students will be well prepared for college and the world of work. This will be accomplished through rigor, relevance, and relationships between all Granby stakeholders.
GRANBY HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS
Schoolwide Instructional Focus:
Instructional Focus Statement:
Stakeholders at Granby High School will collaborate to ensure that all students receive engaging and challenging academic experiences, aligned to subject-specific standards. Student progress will be measured daily through engaging activities, strategic writing tasks, and/or effective communication and justification of answers to help improve critical thinking.
As Granby Comets we take an active role in our learning so we will reach our full potential.
By the end of the 2020-2021 school year, ALL Granby students will show at least a 10% growth in critical thinking and communication skills as measured by local, state, and program-specific assessments. Additionally, by focusing on student engagement, chronic absenteeism and dropout rates will improve by one level as measured by the VDOE accreditation system.
Instructional Leadership Team:
Kim Baylor - Health & Physical Education Department Chair
Mike Crespo - CTE Department Chair
Eddie Dowe - English Department Chair
Rebecca Gardner - IB Coordinator
Lisa Hillian - Assistant Principal
Rob Lemieux - Social Studies Department Chair
Sharon McCarley - Science Department Chair
Marie Mileur - Assistant Principal
Phyllis Patton - School Counseling Department Chair
Deb Self - Assistant Principal
Donna Shahan - World Languages Department Chair
Sam Simmons - Math Department Chair
Kim Singleton - Graduation Coach
Tommy Smigiel - Principal
April Taylor-Martin - Arts Department Chair
Anna Wactor - Students With Disabilities Department Chair
Lisa Ward - Library Department Chair
The ILT currently meets monthly as a whole group, and works individually within departments once a month.