Being an Extended Learning School gives GBMS the ability to partner with a number of parents, individuals, businesses and organization along with teachers to offer enrichment opportunities to students. Other partnerships bring additional resources to the school that supports are curriculum.
Goodwill Industries provides a full-time facilitator at GBMS to teach leadership and enrichment classes and assist with parent engagement. They also helped start the GBMS food pantry.
Open World Learning (OWL)
Open World Learning provides GBMS with a middle school program that includes Graphic Design, Robotics, and Stop Motion Animation. Curriculum for this program targets International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Language and Literacy, STEM, social skill development and peer mentoring in addition to leadership training.
The Janus Foundation has long been dedicated to helping ensure that all students in our community have a chance to succeed. With that mission, Janus awarded several DPS schools, including Grant Beacon Middle School, grants to implement Blended Learning, a cornerstone of GBMS success.
The Rose Community Foundation has been a long-time partner of GBMS including providing funding for GBMS implementation of Extended Learning Opportunities, an approach the Foundation has long supported. They are also lending support to the Beacon Network Schools to establish school culture and climate. The Beacon network will bring together the neighborhoods’ diverse communities and prepare students for the academic knowledge and 21st century leadership skills necessary for college and career achievement through blended learning, community enrichments and student leadership.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
PLTW prepares students to be the next generation of problem solvers, critical thinkers and innovators. PLTW has provided our school with technology for students to be successful in STEM, engineering and science. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM programs
21st Century Grant CDE
This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during school hours. Generally speaking, 21st century skills can be applied in all academic subject areas, and in all educational, career, and civic settings throughout a student’s life