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The Grand Rapids Area Pre-College Engineering Program (GRAPCEP)

The Grand Rapids Area Pre-College Engineering Program (GRAPCEP)


1720 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids MI United States 49505

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GRAPCEP operates as a Biomedical and Engineering School with an emphasis on college preparation and career awareness. Students experience a rigorous curriculum meant to cultivate their interests in Engineering and Biomedicine, as well as prepare them for college study and careers in these areas. Students also participate in summer workshops and camps, test preparation, paid summer internships, experiential learning activities, college and career awareness trips, and specialized tutoring and study groups. Professionalism and academic achievement are emphasized in the school culture. It is located behind Creston High School.

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*GRAPCEP primarily serves students in the Grand Rapids Public School District area, most of whom are from low-income families, greater than 70%, and are ethnic minorities, greater than 80%.

*GRAPCEP students, at all grade levels, have higher GPA's than other students in their grade level in the Grand Rapids Public School District.

*GRAPCEP has a 99% high school graduation rate.

*99% of GRAPCEP students who have continued to reply to our inquiries (77 % of the total of high school graduates) are enrolled in college or have graduated from college.

*56 % of GRAPCEP students who enroll in college are enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or math related field of study, as compared to 20% of the general population of college students.

*GRAPCEP supports its high school students throughout high school, college, and 2 years into employment or graduate school--GRAPCEP has a long-term commitment to the students in the GRAPCEP Engineering & Biomedical High School.

*GRAPCEP students participate in meticulously planned GRAPCEP activities. Some of these activities include the following:
~Engineering and science summer Camps at Kettering University, Michigan Technological University, Ferris State University, and the University of Michigan
~Technical and Workplace Success Training
~Job Shadowing
~Paid Internships
~Engineering and Science Competitions

*Advocacy for College Scholarships and Entrance.
~GRAPCEP works with GRPS teachers on a regular basis.
~GRAPCEP student activities are also teacher development opportunities.
~GRAPCEP offers teacher training in project-based learning and technology.
~GRAPCEP connects with the whole community including students, parents, teachers, and lcoal area businesses and universities.

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