Griggs International Academy has allowed me the freedom to get a solid Christian education from the comfort of my own home. It has allowed me the freedom to fit in other interests into my schedule. I lost both my grandfathers recently and being with Griggs allowed my family and I to take the time we needed during those difficult moments without worrying about falling behind in school. I have also enjoyed meeting other students and doing fun activities with them during Mentor Group. I really enjoy being part of the Griggs family.
I have been a Griggs student since I was in Kindergarten and Griggs has helped me to stay in close touch with Jesus in everything I do. I am able to travel during the year and I can dedicate more time to play competitive Football and hopefully I can continue studying for many years in Griggs.
Hi, my name is Christopher and I decided to write this short paragraph talking about why I like GIA. I like GIA because I can advance on lessons at my own rhythm. I remember that at the school I went to before, the teacher said, "Do two handwriting pages", and I had to do them. While homeschooling at GIA, I can do as much handwriting pages or math lessons as I want, maybe less than at school, or even more. So that is what I like about GIA and I hope other children like me can enjoy this program by advancing at their own rhythm.
I have been a Griggs student since I was 5 years old. Griggs teachers are kind, understanding, and they treat students like family. Another thing I like about my school is the variety of extracurricular activities such as Leadership workshop and Tangle art class. Griggs is also very diverse in cultures with students from over 50 countries. I have also been able to create amazing friendships all because of Griggs. One last item that I must add is that we have weekly mentor groups where you can interact with other students and learn skills on time management and things we need to know about college. Sometimes we just talk about funny stories and it gives us a chance to bond. I love being a GIA student.
After having a tough time with a different school program, my parents and I decided to try Griggs. It’s been a huge blessing. I’ve been able to learn a lot at a much faster pace. I like being able to work on my own and at my own speed, yet still have access to great teachers. I’ve made many friends and have had a lot of fun as well. Apart from typical school classes and activities, I’ve been spiritually fed as well. I’ve learned and grown thanks to Griggs.
I have been with Griggs since 8th grade and I love the ability to connect with students all over the globe. It has helped me to open my social circle. I love the flexibility that I have in setting my own schedule and getting done what I want when I want. I also love how they keep Christ in every class and try to help us further our relationship with Jesus.
Constantly moving from one place to another has not been a rare occurrence through the course of my life. Griggs International Academy has given me the opportunity to be able to keep up with all my schoolwork no matter where I was. It has also given me the opportunity to have an amazing education that instills important Christian beliefs. With Griggs, I have been able to spend extra time on a topic I did not understand as well as get extra help from my wonderful teachers and several readily available resources. The support and encouragement of classmates from all over the world and the school administration is ever present. Learning with Griggs International Academy truly is an amazing experience.
Growing up in a missionary family, we moved and traveled quite a bit. It was harder when my sister and I were still young because we’d miss our old homes and our old friends; we had to readjust to a new school system and a completely different curriculum each time. After some thought and many prayers, my parents finally pulled us out of public school and started homeschooling. That’s when we discovered Griggs, and our life since then has been a blessing. With Griggs, we can travel and move at any time throughout the year but still be able to access a prominent Christian education. It offers great flexibility and insightful learning, and unlike what people may expect, I’ve made many new and wonderful friends in my year and a half with Griggs. In fact, I met my two best friends through the Zoom meetings and events the staff plans for students. Griggs has enabled students to bond and create a candid and united community that continues to bless students and parents all around the world.
My family and I were looking for a Christian-based, online academic program that would give me a solid high school education and prepare me for college. We came across Griggs International Academy. We were greeted with polite, kind, and patient staff who were more than willing to walk us through what we wanted to know. The high quality of work content was outstanding! In all courses I have taken, just in my freshman year, the work brings out my hidden creativity, challenges me to achieve the very best, and instills strong Christian beliefs in every subject. I have learned so much life-applicable information from taking Griggs’s classes, which I immediately put to use. I was amazed as to how kind, personal, and committed the teachers were on a constant basis. I even heard them express how much their students meant to them. Their feedback on every graded assignment is honest, customized, and encouraging. The interaction with other students from around the world was such a valuable and memorable experience. Griggs International Academy, I believe, has raised the academic bar sky high. I am extremely impressed and satisfied with this online high school program.
My name is Alessandra Maran, and I’m in the 7th grade at GIA. Griggs has given me an opportunity to learn anywhere in the world since kindergarten . . . I can learn at my own pace, I can take a day off if I need it. Schools all over the world have been canceled due to Covid-19. However, I can still study in the comfort and safeness of my home. If there is a hard lesson I do not understand I can ask a teacher and they are always more than happy to help. On Tuesdays, grades 6-8 meet for a Mentor Group with Mrs. Baldwin, and we have a good time talking about things that have happened during our week. We have prayer time, and we pray for any prayer requests that our classmates have. Griggs is great in teaching academic material, but most importantly, spiritual lessons.
Griggs International Academy has been a blessing to my education in so many ways. My family originally decided to use Griggs because my parents wanted my sister and I to have a Christian education, but we do not live near any Christian schools. As a result, we decided to use Griggs, and I am glad we did. There are so many things I like about it! I can do school wherever and whenever I want to. I can spend as much time or as little time on a subject as I need to. If a class (like science or math) has a lesson that is hard for me to understand, I can spend extra time on it until I understand it. In addition to this, I am not exposed to the bad influences that I would be if I attended a public school or even a private school. Griggs also gives me opportunities to get to know teachers and classmates from all over the country and even the world. Overall, I feel that Griggs has allowed me to learn so much, both academically and spiritually. I am glad that God has given me the gift of an online education through a such great school.
Traveling from country to country can be very exhausting especially when it comes to the time difference, changes of schools, and keeping track of school work. On the other side, it has been very exciting and fun to visit different countries around the world and at the same time learn from them. Griggs has been a blessing for me in many ways. I have never felt so excited and happy as I am now when studying from my home. Homeschool has helped me keep on track of my studies without distractions, helps me do things at my own pace, it doesn’t matter where I am, I can ask as many questions as I can, and receiving a promptly response from my teachers. I am thankful to have such a great homeschool and I really appreciate the kind teachers I've had. Thank you for the opportunity of letting me be a part of this amazing school that really inspire me, transform my live academically, and serve with love. Thank you.
Griggs International Academy has helped me grow over the years in a Christ-centered way and in a manner that is unique to my personality. I have been able to meet students from around the world who are all very different, yet at the same time united and caring. This has taught me to be more open to different points of view, understand different cultures, and socialize and accept people that are very different from me. The independence I get from setting my own schedule gives me creativity to build up my character and spend time on my personal interest, while being led through structured and organized courses. Most importantly, this independence has helped me realize the importance of my most valuable resource: time. This is a resource I am still learning to master, and it is one I have learned to use not only for myself but to benefit others.
Griggs has given me the opportunity to learn at my own pace and in the comfort of my own home without a whole classroom of students to distract me from my learning. Even when I can't be at home, my classroom is wherever I have my computer.
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