Educational Support Services

Grandville Calvin Christian Schools (GCCS) welcomes all learners.

We believe in and teach our students the importance of everyone belonging….belonging to God, to the body of Christ, to our families, to our school community, and to our classroom families. Belonging means that all students, including those of differing physical, cognitive and emotional needs are valued members of our classroom families. We are committed to supporting academic, social, and spiritual growth for all students so that they may reach their full potential. Our comprehensive programming includes educational support services, inclusion services, and personalized supports. Our support services team partners with parents and staff in providing individualized support and instruction to students with unique learning needs.

ESS & Inclusion Staff

Abrianne Castenada Krista Gray
EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES

(ESS) DIRECTOR

INCLUSION DIRECTOR
Contact Ms. Abrianne Castaneda Contact Mrs. Krista Gray

Educational Support Services

Education Support services supports students with a diagnosed disability who are on track to earn a diploma throughout their high school education and prepare for post-secondary educational/career options.

Accommodations

Every student who receives Educational Support Services also receives an Accommodations Plan. This plan
is customized for each individual based on needs and strengths. Accommodations may include:

  • Modified tests, grading, or work
  • Preferential seating
  • Audio or digital books
  • Use of a scribe
  • And more

This standardized document is recognized by colleges as long as your student continues to receive services as a senior. Some accommodations will also transfer to standardized tests such as the SAT. The most common SAT accommodation is extended time in a small group setting.

View our brochure for more information.

Inclusive Education Services

Inclusive education services at Calvin Christian High School serves students with moderate to severe disabilities who need moderate to high interventions and supports. Students are integrated into general education classrooms and the school’s extracurricular activities. Students also receive specific instruction in subject areas based on their needs.

For more information, please visit our Inclusive Education Services website.

CCHS partners with Grandville Public Schools/Kent Intermediate School District to provide the following services to students who qualify:

  • Speech
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Vision and Hearing Teacher Consultants
  • Transition Services