Grandville IMAGE

Welcome!

If you are new to the IMAGE program as a student or parent, we welcome you to our special community of learners. Please enjoy exploring this website, and contact Mr. Anderson at kanderson@gpsbulldogs.org any questions you may have.

6th grade students working with laboratory equipment in a research vessel's cabin

Upcoming and Recent Events

IMAGE Sessions in May

  • 3rd Grade

    • May 5th and 6th: Final IMAGE classes for the school year

  • 4th Grade

    • May 2nd: Final IMAGE classes for the school year

  • 5th Grade

    • May 3rd: Auctions during final IMAGE classes for the school year

  • 6th Grade

    • May 4th and 5th: Final IMAGE classes for the school year

About IMAGE

The IMAGE (Identified Members of Academically Gifted Education) program serves academically talented students in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade who live in and/or attend a public or private school in the Grandville school district.

Students in the program work on projects that incorporate higher level thinking, research, and technology skills. The program is intended to serve the needs of these students by offering engaging units that challenge them while providing opportunities to both study independently in self-selected areas of interest, and interact and cooperatively learn with other students of similar abilities but who may have diverse interests.

More information about the units offered at each grade level can be found in the pages linked above.

Location

The IMAGE program is currently housed at the Grandville Middle School. Students are bused to this location for class one half day per week.

Schedule

Students attend IMAGE one half-day each week on the following Schedule.

Qualification


2021-2022 IMAGE Nomination Period - April 11th to May 13th, 2022

The IMAGE (Identified Members of Academically Gifted Education) program serves academically talented students in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade who live in and/or attend a public or private school in the Grandville school district. Students in the program work on projects that incorporate higher level thinking, research, and technology skills. The program is intended to serve the needs of these students by offering engaging units that challenge them while providing opportunities to both study independently in self-selected areas of interest, and interact and cooperatively learn with other students of similar abilities but who may have diverse interests.


If teachers and parents should use this Google Form to nominate students:


IMAGE Nomination - Spring 2022


Pease note that if a student meets the qualification criteria based on Fall or Winter scores, they should be nominated by Friday, May 6th so testing can begin on Monday, May 16th. If a student later qualifies for Cognitive Abilities Testing following Spring MAP testing, nominations can be made at that time, and make-up test sessions will be scheduled for those cases.

E.P.I.C.

New for the 2019-2020 school year and continuing again this year, E.P.I.C. (Empowering Personal Interest Challenges) is an effort to provide students with additional, self-selected learning and growth opportunities outside of their time in IMAGE.

Each Challenge is designed to meaningfully engage participants in the areas of Reading, Memorization, Citizenship, Physical/Dexterity, Writing/Research, and many Others.

For a full list of Challenges, as well as links to individual Challenges in each category, along with a digital scoreboard of students' accomplishments, please visit the master document for E.P.I.C.