Griggs provides a full curriculum for Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Yes, courses are available at any time of year!
Yes. We have students who take a single course or up to a full course load.
Yes. We are proud of our international status and welcome online students from around the globe.
Griggs International Academy is accredited and approved by:
GIA offers open enrollment meaning students can begin their courses at any point throughout the year. If the students meets the age requirement (Grades K-1), or has successfully completed the previous grade level (Grades 2-11), they may enroll at any time. Your start date is the day your enrollment is finalized.
GIA is happy to work with students by administering a placement exam (fees may apply) or a portfolio review (K-3). Depending on the results of that test, an education plan can be implemented. No matter what placement is recommended, there are minimum requirements for diploma-seeking students. Please contact our K-8 Director for more information: email@example.com.
Some courses include all the textbook materials within the lessons, others require eBooks, and some require physical textbooks. View a complete list of required textbooks and materials here.
Tuition may be paid on a monthly payment plan. Automatic debit is not available. Fees cannot be included in the monthly payment plan, and are nonrefundable. The monthly payment plan is also not available to sponsoring organizations.
The monthly payment plan is subject to prior credit approval, which may be based on information obtained from a credit reporting agency. Andrews University reserves the right to deny credit on the basis of one’s credit history.
The person responsible for the student’s finances must be 18 years of age or older. By completing and signing the Financial Agreement in the Enrollment Packet, the financier and the student (if older than 18) agree to abide by the stated terms. The amount financed cannot exceed the amount due for tuition. In case of an error or miscalculation, GIA reserves the right to adjust without notice the amount financed, provided the amount in question does not exceed $100.
Grades K - 5 courses are all hybrid.
Grades 6 - 8 are online (with some hybrid options.)
Grades 9-12 are online.
Learn more about each grade level's page below and by viewing the enrollment packet:
Take into consideration the resources available. If there is reliable Internet and working technology, online courses are convenient and efficient. If technology is intermittent, or there is a learning preference, GIA offers hybrid courses that may sometimes take longer to process. Due to the extra processing, hybrid courses cost more.
Unless there are extenuating circumstances, we always suggest online courses when available.
Student (grades 6-12) needs access to a computer with:
Credit recovery courses are for students who have failed a course and need to get back on their educational track. Credit recovery allows students to keep their class schedule, and saves time because they don't have to wait till the next school year to retake a course. View a complete list of credit recovery courses here.
There are over 20 certified teachers who grade and evaluate student assignments and exams for GIA. Are you curious about what sorts of assignments and projects are a part of our curriculum? Check out our Student Highlights!
Students in the U.S. have a 12 months from date of enrollment to complete their coursework. International students have 18 months to allow for delays in textbook shipments and other unforeseen circumstances. Though students are given this time allotment, our program is designed to be completed in 9 months, and students are encouraged to finish as close to that timeline as possible.
Students who require extra time for their coursework are granted an automatic free 6-week extension. At the time of a course deadline, an email will be sent notifying students of this extension. After the 6-week grace period, the student will lose access to the course, and will need to contact GIA for an extension (K-8: firstname.lastname@example.org or High School: email@example.com). See Catalog/Handbook for fees.
To be eligible for a high school diploma through Griggs International Academy, a student must have successfully completed a minimum of 6.0 units for the College Preparatory (College Prep) diploma and 5.0 units for the Standard diploma in alignment with Middle States Accreditation standards through GIA. The last three units must be completed with Griggs during the student's senior year.
College Preparatory Diploma
Standard High School Diploma
The standard diploma is a comprehensive curricular foundation for students seeking to prepare for higher education and achieve career goals. The college prep diploma increases academic rigor in math and science courses in preparation for college-level study (along with including the study of a Modern Language.)
Speak with our academic advisor if you have questions about which diploma your student should pursue.
Yes. GIA is an accredited program and most Universities will accept our diplomas.
Yes. Qualifying sophomores, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to earn university credit through Andrews University. More information is available here.
Students in grades K-8 may request a report card by emailing the K-8 Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school transcripts may be requested here by creating a New Learner account with Parchment.
A = 93-100
A- = 90-92
B+ = 88-89
B = 83-87
B- = 80-82
C+ = 78-79
C = 73-77
C- = 70-72
D+ = 68-69
D = 63-67
D- = 60-62
F = 59 and below
Grades for individual assignments are always available on Griggs Online. If you are wanting to know your cumulative grade on a specific class in any given moment, please email the course teacher from the Classlist.
Challenge exams are granted on an individual basis for Algebra I, Spanish I and Spanish II. Fees do apply.
Tests may come at the end of chapters, units or a specified number of assignments. A parent or responsible adult should proctor the tests. Teachers will grade tests and return them with comments for encouragement or improvement.
Academic integrity and standards are an important part of education, so we strictly enforce the policies for taking an exam. In order to maintain the integrity of the examination process and adhere to accredita- tion standards, an exam supervisor must be selected to proctor exams at the time of enrollment. Failure to follow proctor selection guidelines may result in failure of exam or course. A proctor must be:
A teacher or school administrator, testing center staff, guidance counselor, librarian or pastor not related to, or in residence with, the student.
Verifiable and approved by GIA Testing department.
If the approved proctor is not available, students can use the GIA online test proctoring service. Local Berrien Springs area students are required to use this service.
High School testing policies:
Exam times vary by course. Testing time ranges from 90 minutes to 3 hours.
Yes. GIA offers alternate testing for failed exams. Fees apply. See Catalog/Handbook for details.
Griggs International Academy
8903 U.S. Hwy 31
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-1950
269-471-6570 (Michigan Office)
800-782-4769 (toll free within the U.S.)
301-526-6369 (TEXT ONLY) La Ronda Forsey, Principal
(269) 598-4870 (TEXT ONLY) Jeannie Leiterman, Associate Principal/Registrar
Griggs International Academy—MD
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
240-718-4715 (TEXT ONLY) Lamar Nangle, Vice Principal/Academic Advisor/APLE Director