Embrace Our Curriculum
Since 1909, Griggs has based it curriculum on the values of dignity, honor, respect and integrity. Griggs then devised a system where teachers offer the US diplom requirements to our affiliates outside of the United States. The Griggs K-12 program is accredited at the highest level by multiple regional organizations which are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
When a Griggs affiliate offers a Diploma Program, it provides the same level of academic standards which are required by regional accreditation bodies of public and private schools in the USA.
Griggs International Academy has a flexible system of education from Kindergarten (age 3) to High School (age 18). Griggs students may enrol for an entire grade or for individual subjects. This enables our education programs to be adaptable to benefit one student or an entire school. The diverse range of schools that currently offer Griggs educational programs shows that there is no requirement to adopt a standardized approach. Indeed, the challenge in implementing a program is to ensure the program fits the unique school context, preserving the school’s identity and characteristics.
Some schools choose to introduce Griggs educational programs as a twin track system, which supplements the local, national or other international programs and qualifications. Other schools offer the Griggs educational programs in its full operation (as opposed to a section within a school) and fully adapt the Griggs philosophy and school practices.
Grades 1 to 8
Elementary School Diploma
Our interactive curriculum is linguistic and academic in nature to build the confidence of young learners whilst introducing them to a variety of cultural themes. The GIA method is designed to encourage the natural inquisitive nature of children. Through our specialized process, our students become seekers. Knowledge is affirmed through creative assessments.
Middle School Diploma
Academic and practical subjects ensure that students learn through bilingual and creative techniques. Our intercultural curriculum merges with the local middle school education requirements to offer young minds a globalized understanding of education. Subject specific value objectives in the Griggs Journey to Excellence, guides teachers in developing character and morals in the young lives which they are entrusted with. An middle school certificate or diploma is available from Griggs.
Grades 9 to 12
High School Diploma
The Griggs High School Diploma follows the internationally renowned academic credit system of Carnegie Units. This cumulative system offers diploma students a greater chance of success as compared to terminal exams. The wide variety Griggs has exclusive access to a network of universities which offer dual credit. Students learn the value of service in community projects. A humanitarian organization exclusive to Griggs provides schools with a number of philanthropic projects which directly benefit communities. A high school diploma or certificate is available from Griggs.
Exceeding the standard
Griggs provides the excellent academic quality which parents and students expect. Our values based curriculum is unique. We are proud to offer the highest level of accreditations: state, regional and national, which ensure that our exceptional standards are maintained.
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Griggs International Academy
8903 U.S. Hwy 31
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-1950
0800-782-4769 (toll free within the U.S.)