Grenada Enrichment and Transition Center houses the Grenada School District programs of Alternative
Education and GED Programs. Principal Dr. Tina Herrington states, "As our teachers and staff serve GED and Alternative School students, we aspire to help foster their academic and social success. Our goals include projecting a positive image for our students and community and enabling our students to progress toward their personal goals. Our students receive behavior interventions, counseling, and PBIS(Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) for good behavior. We strive to enable our GED students to obtain their GED and our Alternative School students to return to their home school by achieving good attendance with no major referrals."
The GED Program is designed for students at least 16 years old and two or more grade levels below their appropriate placement. Class work in social studies, science, literature, writing, and mathematics is geared toward preparing students for the GED test. Practice tests are generally given three times during the school year. Students scoring an overall average of 45 on the practice test are deemed eligible to take the GED test.
Students recommended for this program are given the opportunity to evaluate their behavior for modification, improve relationships with students and teachers, and improve attendance habits. Alternative Education has allowed many students to modify their behavior and to improve academically.