GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Tuesday marks the first day of school for about 17,000 students enrolled in Grand Rapids Public Schools.
It is also the first day of the first school year at C.A. Frost Environmental Science Middle High School.
GRPS expanded C.A. Frost Academy from kindergarten through 8th to preschool through 12th grade.
The expansion is a part of the GRPS Transformation Plan. The district rolled out the plan shortly after Teresa Weatherall Neal earned the superintendent position.
The new school is located on Covell Avenue at the site of the former Covell Elementary School.
Students will have access to a number of newly-renovated classrooms. A new gymnasium, nature trail, robotics room, and secure entry were also added.
Superintendent Weatherall Neal told 24 Hour News 8 she’s excited to have students back in school. The district will also continue rolling out the next phases of the GRPS Transformation Plan, she added.
School officials ask that drivers keep an extra eye out for kids near the road now that students are back in school.
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony for C.A. Frost is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9. on the campus, located at 1417 Covell Ave. NW.