Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is a small community school district with an experienced and dedicated staff that offers small class size to a culturally diverse student population. This signifies the commitment to academic excellence shared by the staff and community. The community provides strong support for our schools, as exhibited through partnerships with a network of organizations, local businesses, and higher education institutions.
The Godfrey-Lee community embraces the concept of educating the whole child by focusing on academics, fine arts, character development and civic responsibilities. Enrichment classes are available for children who are academically advanced and also for those in need of academic assistance. In order to meet the individual needs of the student population, and to provide information for teachers and parents, Godfrey-Lee offers a full range of special education services. The district also offers an exemplary alternative education high school and an adult education program.
Godfrey-Lee Public Schools will provide the comprehensive, innovative and creative instructional programs that prepare each learner to succeed in a global society.
Prepare each student for college and career in a 21st century global community.
We believe that Godfrey-Lee has the finest team of educators in Michigan and that the administration and support staff around them are second to none.
We believe that all students can achieve high standards when given sufficient time and support. We also believe that we have a very difficult challenge before us to ensure that each and every one of our students meets these high standards, but that we have the tools and assets necessary for their success.
We believe that our teachers are the designers and leaders of the critical learning experiences that engage our students in the right work necessary to achieve high standards. We also believe that there is real power in collaboration and that we are better as a whole when we take advantage of our collective talent and experience when designing learning experiences.
We believe that if we are truly focusing on aligning what we teach and creating more engaging work for our students, the test scores will take care of themselves and will be but one important indicator of our success with each and every student.
We believe that effort affects learning outcomes at least as much as intellectual ability, and that it is our utmost duty to engage all of our students in the work. While this is our most difficult task, it is the most important.
We believe that we can continue creating the environment that will take our district to unprecedented heights.
We have a common purpose and a gifted staff, and together with a common language about learning, time created for collaboration, teacher-driven staff development, decision making based on student performance data, focused and aligned building improvement plans, and steadfast school board and community support, the sky is the limit!