Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at GPI4L! As we prepare to expand our space, please stay tuned for more course offerings, programs, and events that will be coming soon!

Fall 2021:

*Fall courses are subject to change based on interest and availability.

*Masks are currently mandatory for all staff and students until further notice.

*New courses will be added throughout the Fall. If you have a specific request for a class please email us at gpinstituteforlearning@gmail.com.

*All payments are due on or before the first class. We take Zelle to gpinstituteforlearning@gmail.com, checks to Grosse Pointe Institute for Learning, or credit cards directly through the invoice (*Fees apply).

*If a course is listed without dates and times, please reach out as we are still forming these groups.


COURSE OFFERINGS

PRESCHOOL (Must be potty trained and 3 years old by June 1)

Preschoolers ages 3 and 4 will use hands-on play to develop these skills (as appropriate):

♦ Fine and Gross Motor ♦ Sensory Play ♦ Color and Shape recognition ♦ Prewriting ♦ Story Elements and Comprehension ♦ Social Emotional Growth ♦  
Preschool Routines ♦ Letter Phonemic Awareness ♦ Number foundations

PREK 3/4 Class: Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays9:00-10:30

*PREK FOUNDATIONS:Thursdays 10:30-12:00. This class provides preschoolers with more focus on social skills, body awareness, emotional growth, in addition to the academics. This class is taught by a licensed Occupational Therapist, but this is not considered therapy. 


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

THE WHOLE CHILD K-2 Thursdays 4:00-5:00

This multi-sensory course is designed to strengthen the connections between both sides of the brain to facilitate success. We will refine their letter formation skills and look at things like letter spacing, sizing, and alignment in fun and exciting ways.  This is not just writing for an hour - BORING! We will also back it up and look at foundational skills that will improve everyone's writing such as arm and hand strength, bilateral coordination, and motor processing and how that impacts each kids writing. We use the Handwriting Without Tears program as the foundation of our teaching, then use additional activities as necessary to reinforce these skills.

** statement, run by an OT, but not actual therapy.


KINDERGARTEN MATH/ELA: 


1ST/2ND MATH/ELA:


3RD/4TH MATH/ELA:


3RD/4TH MATH ONLY: Tuesdays 4:15-5:15


PHONICS/SPELLING: This class is designed for students who need support with spelling and phonics to help support their writing and eliminate frustration.

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

MIDDLE SCHOOL WRITER'S WORKSHOP  


5-8th grade

Offering a mix of instruction in both academic and creative writing, students will have the opportunity to complete guided readings to practice critical thinking skills that introduce them to thinking not just as readers, but as writers as well. These texts, as well as instructor examples, will be models for constant student writing practice that ranges from informal writing activities to opportunities to create formal writing responses. Students will engage in activities that center the six traits of student writing: ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Students will engage in pre-writing, writing, and revising based on instructor, personal, and peer reviews. 


5/6 GRADE MATH


7th GRADE MATH



8th GRADE MATH



 MY WORRIED MIND

It is normal to feel worried. We all have worries about things that happened or what will happen. It is important to know what our worries are and recognize the signs and feelings that come with worry and anxiety. In this workshop, through writing, drawing, stories, and conversation, students will learn how to recognize the worry, how it feels and respond to the worry to feel empowered and resilient. Students will be exposed to tools for managing worry and come away with a visual toolbox representation of their own worry warrior tools.


Group taught by Aimee Miller, Behavior Specialist


Middle School A: Grades 5 & 6

Middle School B: Grades 7 & 8



HIGH SCHOOL

*If you do not see a subject or class offered on the days/times that you would like or have a request for a class you do not see offered, please contact us.  


COLLEGE ESSAY AND SCHOLARSHIP WRITING BOOTCAMP

10-11th grade

Four sessions, four weeks

60 minute sessions

Thursdays     6:00-7:00pm    9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21      $320

*Personal computers/phones encouraged for scholarships and college admission essay writing

This crash course will meet 4 times and will help writers produce 2 essays. One essay will be for college admissions and another essay will be geared toward scholarship applications. We will focus on voice and conveying the right message about each applicant.



MY WORRIED MIND

It is normal to feel worried. We all have worries about things that happened or what will happen. It is important to know what our worries are and recognize the signs and feelings that come with worry and anxiety. In this workshop, through writing, drawing, stories, and conversation, students will learn how to recognize the worry, how it feels and respond to the worry to feel empowered and resilient. Students will be exposed to tools for managing worry and come away with a visual toolbox representation of their own worry warrior tools.


Group taught by Aimee Miller, Behavior Specialist


High School Grades: 9-12



ALGEBRA



GEOMETRY



PRECALCULUS



SAT PREP COURSE

This 5 week, 10 hour course is designed to prepare students for the upcoming SAT Test. The instructor has over 22 years of experience and has worked with many students in preparation for the exam. He is extremely well versed and uses a holistic approach, which students find beneficial and applicable for ANY test they need to take, including the ACT.



Cost: $875 ($100 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and will go towards the balance owed)


Course Dates: Sundays 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, Tuesday 11/2


Time: 6:00-8:00pm


***TO REGISTER, PLEASE GO TO THE HOME PAGE AND CLICK SAT PREP COURSE AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN.