To render a flexible and varied curriculum which meets the needs of our community, the Grenada School District
has embraced the following special programs:
These programs (LEAP) serve the needs of students identified as Intellectually Gifted or Artistically Gifted by a qualified examiner. LEAP (Learning Enrichment and Progress) renders a unique and challenging program for gifted children in second through sixth grades. Encouraged intellectually, creatively, and academically, LEAP students manifest positive attitudes and superior accomplishments. In the academically gifted classroom, students are provided with situations and scenarios involving problems ranging from those of a local nature to those with world-wide implications. By actively seeking solutions to these problems through research and experience, LEAP students are given ample opportunities to develop leadership and organizational abilities. Students in the artistically gifted classes attain valuable visual experiences in studio activities, intellectual study, evaluation, and critique.
•Special EducationThe Grenada School District serves eligible students with disabilities ages 3-21. Eligibility categories include: Language/Speech, Developmentally Delayed, Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectually Disabled (Educable, Trainable, and Severe Profound), Autism, Orthopedically Impaired, Other Health Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, Emotional Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Multiple Disabilities. As required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, students with disabilities are served in their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The Grenada School District offers a wide spectrum of placement options based on individual student needs as determined by the IEP committee. This spectrum ranges from services in the general education classroom to more restrictive settings.
Three graduation options are available to students with disabilities as they enter
1) a traditional diploma earning Carnegie Units;
2) the Mississippi Occupational Diploma which prepares them to enter the workforce or community college upon completion;
3) a Certificate of Completion based on the IEP of the individual student.
•Guidance ServicesThe Grenada School District offers a comprehensive counseling program with profesional school counselors located at each school. Counselors are available to assist students, parents, and staff in a variety of ways. Counselors provide services in the areas of academic counseling, interpersonal skills, personal/social concerns, crisis counseling, and serve as consultants with community referral agencies.
The Center is located at 423 South Line Street and houses the Grenada School District's Adult Basic Education Program and Adult Grenada GED® Testing Center, the Parent Resource Center, and the Grenada League for Adult Development (GLAD), the volunteer adult literacy program serving Grenada County since 1986. Adult services available at this site include adult literacy tutoring, volunteer tutor training, basic skills classes, GED® preparation, English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes, and adult GED® testing. Grenada Adult Education Center students should be a least 18 years old and not currently enrolled in K-12 school. All adult classes and free and enroll new students for sessions beginning in August, October, January, March, and May. The Parent Resource Center serves as a link between the home and the Grenada K-12 schools. The Parent Resource Center is designed to provide information, materials, and training for parents, children, and teachers. The goal of the center is to build the parents' capacity to help their children succeed.