Student Services / Counseling Office



*All appointments will be conducted by zoom.  After scheduling an appointment an automatic email will be sent with a link to click on.


Angeline Ok

  Photo of GLHS Counselor Maliska      Photo of GLHS Counselor Trudeau    Photo of GLHS Counselor Dohm


Angeline Ok
(A - EL)
(517) 925-5834

  Reana Maliska
  (517) 925-5821


Annette Trudeau
(517) 925-5926 


Stacey Dohm
(517) 925-5837

Kristin Dykstra - ERESA Career Development Coordinator

Kristin Dykstra
Career Development Coordinator
Eaton RESA (Regional Education Service Agency)
(517) 925-5419

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Grand Ledge High School


FAX: (517) 925-5934

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 CLASS OF 2021


*Please save all documents from your student Google account.  Your account will be disconnected by as early as June 18th, 2020 and you will not be able to retrieve your documents or e-mails.


Senior Committee Opportunity

Parents interested in working with GLHS administration and staff to provide input and help plan / organize events or activities regarding senior recognition or commencement, please email Mr. Wright at with use the subject "Senior Committee - Parent". Thank you

Graduation Cap & Gown Orders

Herff Jones is now taking online orders for caps & gowns, graduation announcements and other graduation accessories. Please check out their website and place your order HERE:  Items will be delivered to the high school around April 1st.

Please note: Prices will be increasing the first week in January 2021.

Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony Saturday, June 12, 2021
Grand Ledge Stadium (Outdoors)

The 2021 graduation will be divided into three smaller commencement ceremonies. Students and families can sign up for the 1 commencement time that best fits their schedule. This format was chosen because it allows for a standard commencement format and reduces the number of seniors at each event. With fewer seniors at each event we can increase the allowable number of guests for each senior. We will cap each event at approximately 35% of the seniors in order to best spread out the seniors and maximize the amount of allowable guests. Currently, we are planning to accommodate an average of 8 guests per senior. We are also planning to livestream the event in order to allow additional viewers. The allowable number of guests is a variable that we will evaluate as we approach June and could be expanded to 10 or reduced to 6 (for example).

Saturday, June 12 Morning Ceremony

9:00am - 10:30am

Afternoon Ceremony

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Evening Ceremony

4:00pm - 5:30pm

This “Sign Up Genius” will start allowing people to sign up on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:00pm: We set a time for the sign-up to open to make sure the commencement information has been distributed to all seniors and that families have time to coordinate the best ceremony time to choose. Each ceremony sign-up will close when it reaches maximum capacity (approximately 35% of the senior class). There are 2 hours in between each ceremony to allow for pictures after the ceremony, time for the group to depart, and time for the next group to arrive. Guests will sit and spread out in the stands and our seniors will be sitting in chairs on the field. All seniors, guests, and event participants will be required to wear a mask.

Seniors and families will receive comprehensive commencement event details explaining the flow of the event, seating areas, and other logistics. Please note that students will receive their diploma cover at the commencement ceremony and the official diploma can be picked up from Student Services between June 14 - June 18.

Senior Slide Show

Each student may submit no more than 3 pictures. Please send group shots - individual photos will not be used. Send your pictures to:

Pictures are due by FRIDAY May 14. All photos must be school appropriate and should be high school photos (nothing prior to 9th grade)

Senior Awards Ceremony

May 25 in the GLHS community stadium 9:00am - 11:30am

Seniors will have the opportunity (not required) to come to the stadium for an awards ceremony. This typically happens in a similar format during standard school years in the auditorium. Seniors will have their names read aloud along with some accomplishments or scholarships. The athletic department also recognizes some of our student-athlete awards. This event includes a speech to start and then seniors will be recognized in alphabetical order. Seniors will wear their graduation gowns (no caps) during the awards ceremony.

Seniors will need to fill out a Senior Recognition Card, which will be available in Student Services or click here starting April 26, and return the card to Student Services no later than Friday, May 14.

Senior-Only Event (In lieu of a traditional Prom)

Friday, May 21

We will send more information about this soon, but you can anticipate this date for a senior-only event. Unfortunately, a traditional prom with dancing will not be possible this spring. MDHHS does not allow indoor or outdoor events in which people dance. While we are unable to have an event with dancing, we want to hold an event that allows seniors to dress up and be together. We will provide more details about this event as soon as possible.

Senior Send-Off - Last Day of School for Seniors

Friday, May 26 GLHS Stadium

For several years our seniors have been able to organize a tailgate-style cookout in our parking lot on the last day of school. In order to control some variables of this event but still allow a “close-to-tradition” event, we will be having a senior send-off event on the last day of school. This event will be held in the GLHS stadium from 10:20 am - 12:30 pm and will include yard games, activities, prizes, food and beverage provided by the school, music, and more. If parents are interested in volunteering at this event or donating events, please contact Mr. Wright at

Conversations with the Grand Ledge Chamber
The Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar April 28th @ 1:20pm.


Click the Zoom links below on April 28th to join the Zoom Session


A Conversation with a DJ and Drummer With Shawn VanSteeland

A Conversation with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Courtney Millbrook

A Conversation with a Graphic Designer and Photographer With Laura Hoesl

A Conversation with the Roth Academy of Music With Brian Roth, Television Composer and Commercial Audio Producer


Each Session will Include the following:


Education and Training

Daily Responsibilities

Soft Skills


Salary vs Hourly Wages



Conversation with a Health Profession with Sarah Hilton a Podiatry specialist

Conversation with a Detective Kirk DeWitt - Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.

Conversation with a Lawyer  Toree Breen -  Coming soon

Conversation with a Financial Institution Maddy Shellberg - Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.      

Conversation with a Counseling/Therapy: Melissa Doss and Anessa Johnson - Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.

Conversation with Grand Ledge City Manager Adam Smith and Public Services Superintendent Kurt Ristow- Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.

Conversation with Fire Chief Rodney Vancastle Grand Ledge fire Department - Please click on link.

A Conversation with Greater Lansing convention and Visitor Bureau
A Conversation with Michigan Corn Growers Association with Claire White

A Conversation with Mayor Thomas Sowle

A Conversation with Doty Insurance and Haddad Insurance

A Conversation with Shared Resources


Doug Linstrom from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Mister Sparky ElectricalElectrical, or HVAC. Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.

John Reilly is Michigan State University's Skilled Trades Supervisor for the Infrastructure Planning and Facilities.  He will answer questions about MSU's 25 Skilled Trades Careers and Registered Apprenticeships, which include Plumbing, Pipefitting and Welding.  Please click on the link for the recorded conversation.

Board of Water & Light paid employment/scholarship opportunity. Click here to learn more about their programs and job opportunities. 

The High School offers the following Advanced Placement courses in the classroom:



Social Studies: 



Check for additional  AP courses offered by Michigan Virtual - Please click on

For additional information please visit College Board at


Important dates for current students enrolled in an AP course


Exam dates are May 3, 2021 - May 14, 2021

  • AP Tests will be held at the Sawdon Building.
  • Students need to report 20 minutes before the exam date. 
  • Click here for exam dates.


Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center


Please Visit Mrs. Dykstra virtual office for information about the Eaton Career Preparation Center (CPC)


Career Prep Center offers programs for high school juniors and seniors taught by college instructors on the college campus or in a business/industry setting (Davenport University, Lansing Community College, AIS Construction, Olivet College at Farm Bureau, and Potter Park Zoo).

Students attend either the morning or afternoon half of their school day for the entire year. Transportation is provided to and from their high school. Students can earn high school and college credit simultaneously. For more information, go to: Career and Technical Education  or contact: Kristin Dykstra –

*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.


Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center Calendar Information

Grand Ledge High School and Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center have slightly different calendars
and schedules. Students are responsible for following the below directions for class times and schedule
clarifications. Click here for the CPC Student Calendar.
Daily Schedule

AM CPC Students: Buses leave Grand Ledge High School at 6:45 am and return at 10:05 am. Students will
then attend 3rd, 4th, and 5th hour.

PM CPC Students: Students will attend 1st, 2nd, and a virtual 3rd hour. Buses leave GLHS at 11:20 am and return at 2:40 pm.

Transportation Information
Students may ride the bus or drive to any class location except Davenport University (DU students must
ride the bus from either GLHS or LCC West. They cannot park on DU campus). Students may also drive
and park at LCC West to then shuttle to another location. Click here for CPC Class times and Bus Run

Schedule Clarifications
 Click here for 1st trimester Schedule Clarifications
 2nd trimester Schedule Clarifications will be coming soon
 3rd trimester Schedule Clarifications will be coming soon
 If GLPS calls a weather-related closure, students will be excused from CPC classes


Dual Enrollment

Application deadline:

Fall Enrollment for LCC only - March 26th

Spring Enrollment - September 18th

Effective April 1, 2006, Public Act 160 and Public Act 258 of 2000, created the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act, commonly referred to as dual enrollment.  This law directs school districts to assist students in paying tuition and fees for courses at Michigan public or private colleges or universities.  The following are some of the eligibility guidelines/standards:

Students in grades 9 through 12 may take up to ten postsecondary courses.

  • If 9th grader - 2 in first 3 years, 4 in senior year
  • If 10th grade - 2 in first year, 4 in years 2 and 3
  • If 11th or 12 grader- not more than 6 per year

 Students can qualify for dual enrollment by:

  • Taking one of the following assessments:  PSAT, PLAN, EXPLORE ACT, SAT, OR MME. Click here for assessment score.  The college may require additional requirements.
  • Students must be enrolled in both the eligible school (public or private) and eligible postsecondary institution during the local school’s regular academic year and must be enrolled in at least one high school class.
  • The college courses cannot be a hobby, craft, or recreation course, or in the subject areas of physical education, theology, divinity, or religious education.
  • School districts are required to pay an amount equal to the prorated percentage of the statewide pupil-weighted average foundation allowance, based on the proportion of the school year that the eligible students attends the eligible institution for enrollment in the course.  Eligible charges do not include transportation or parking costs or activity fees. Students who fail or do not complete a course can be required to pay the costs of the course.
  • 50% of the course must fall within the school district’s academic year.

Additional requirements that Grand Ledge High school requires for enrollment.

  • Student in good standing, attendance, academics and behavior.
  • Student meets the Dual enrollment Qualifying scores.
  • Student will meet with their counselor to review all requirements.
  • Students are not to loiter on school property during the scheduled dual enrollment course.
  • If selecting a night class please be aware of the safety factors.
  • For more information please contact your counselor or the college you plan on enrolling in.
  • Central office will need a receipt before any refunds will be distributed.

*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.

Please fill out the forms below required by the institution and for GLHS for Postsecondary enrollment.

  1. Grand Ledge Dual Enrollment Agreement form - Please print documents to review and sign.
  2. MSU High School Dual Enrollment Web Site - This will take you to the MSU website.  Please review the steps necessary to start your enrollment.  You will need to print the following documents: Approval form, Billing Form and print the list of classes you have registered.
  3. LCC information on High School Dual EnrollmentLCC High School Dual Enrollment Web Site -  This will take you to the LCC website. Please read the information listed on this page.
  4. For the Fall 2020 semester, LCC is offering orientation for all new traditional dual-enrolled students.  Traditional dual enrollment students will be encouraged to attend an orientation session specifically tailored for them.

    Review the steps below for applying as a LCC dual enrollment student. You will need to print the following documents: Approval form and print the list of classes you have registered for.  

      Click here for the Dual Enrollment Tip Guide


  1. Apply to LCC as a Dual Enrollment Student and complete the requirements that are listed. To apply please click here.
  2. Submit the Approval Form to Student Services.
  3. Establish Reading, Writing and Math levels by taking the LCC placement testsNote: ACT score reports with scores of 18 or above in English and Reading, scores of 22 or above in Math are considered college-ready and may be substituted for Reading, Writing and Math assessment test scores. SAT Verbal/Critical Reading scores of 430 or above may also be substituted for Reading and Writing assessment test scores. Official score reports may be submitted to the Registrar's Office via email, U.S. mail or in person at the StarZone in the Gannon Building. Allow a minimum of 3 business days for processing.

The Capital Region Technical Early Middle College (CRTEMC)  program is a public early middle college program for capable and self-motivated students operated as an extension of the Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center. It is available to any Eaton, Ingham, or Clinton county student that has applied during their sophomore year and has been accepted into the Career Preparation Center. It is a unique opportunity for students to explore and earn an associate's degree, credential or transferable credit in a Career and Technical Education pathway while in high school with all tuition, books, and associated fees covered at no cost to students or families through the RESA and a school district's State Aid foundation grant. 

Students will begin blending their high school course work with college level coursework in 11th grade, adding additional college courses in 12th and complete a full schedule of college coursework in a 13th year. With an emphasis on the completion of two years of college, students are afforded the opportunity to experience a 21st century education through innovative hands-on education and professional experiences. 

This opportunity mandates a three-year commitment and students must be committed to a non-traditional high school schedule and understand the increased academic rigor required to perform successfully at the college level. For more information, contact Dawn Anderson:

*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.


Michigan Merit Curriculum

The Michigan Merit Curriculum is the result of an extraordinary partnership between Executive Branch, State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Legislature and numerous education associations. MCL  380.1278a, MCL 380.1278b

The Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) is crafted around the philosophical belief that all students will need postsecondary learning oppourtunities beyond high school.  It is not a curriculum in the traditional sense in that it doesn't describe instructional material and approaches.  Instead it specifies that all students who earn a diploma, at a minimum, have demonstrated proficiency with the content outlined by the state academic standards or guidlines.  since districts are responsible for awarding diplomas so too are they responsible for providing all students the opportunity to learn the content outlined by standards.  As the learning skills for college and the workplace have merged, the MMC, if properly implemented, will prepare students with skills and knowledge needed to be successful in our global economy and workplace. 

Please click here for the  GLHS MMC Graduation Checklist.

MMC Physical Education

Michigan Merit Curriculum states that one credit that includes both physical education AND health must be earned by high school students for graduation.  The requirement could be met in 2 separate courses each earning 1/2 credits.  The 1/2 credit for PE may also be awarded by the school district or public school academy for approved participation in extracurricular athletics or other extracurricular activities involving physical activity.  Please note, however, that this pertains only to the physical education credit guidelines of MMC, not the health education credit guideline.

GLHS requires that a student will complete a varsity sport or marching band, CPR training and sign the form below to have the PE waiver granted.

Students will be able to sign up below during the month of May for the next school year.

Here are a few places that offer CPR Training: 

  • Grand Ledge Public Library   517-627-7014
  • Lansing Safety Council          517-394-4614
  • American Red Cross              517-484-7461

The MMC Physical Education Waiver Request must be completed by senior year to fulfill graduation requirements. See below.  Click here for an editable PDF of the  MMC Physical Education Waiver Request.

PE Waiver Application


Click here for the Google form.

Need to submit CPR documents & the signed MMC Waiver form?  Click here to upload.


Grand Ledge High School

TEST OUT Information Fall 2021



Grand Ledge High School offers students a testing out process once a year over the summer months.  Students may choose to test out of an MMC required course to further their scheduling options throughout their years of high school.  Students must exhibit mastery of the course content by attaining a grade of at least 80% or B- on a comprehensive final assessment/paper/lab as required for individual courses.  Credits earned through the test out process will count towards graduation.



Review all of the information regarding the test out process before completing the online application.

Email Mrs. Rice at with any application questions.  

Step 1:   

Review the High School Coursebook and make a note of the course(s) you wish to test out.

Step 2: 

Look up the Test Out information on the applicable websites. Many materials are available online and do not require extra materials.  If no online materials are listed, see Step 3.


















Step 3:  

Look to see if the course(s) requires extra materials.  Some courses have digital textbooks available for free. If other materials are required (such as novels, labs, etc)  email Mrs. Rice @ to request the materials be gathered for you.   Materials will be available for pick up at the High School from Wednesday, June 9th through Thursday, June 17th.   You will receive an email confirmation after you submit a materials request that will include details regarding the pickup procedure.

Step 4: 

Test-out sessions will be held multiple times over Monday, August 16th, and Tuesday, August 17th.  Plan ahead and select the test time that works for you.  You should plan to take 1 test per session.


  • 10:00 AM 
  • 1:00 PM 
  • 4:00 PM


  • 10:00 AM 
  • 1:00 PM 
  • 4:00 PM

Step 5:   

Complete the online Test Out Application for EACH course that you want to test out by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. 

Step 6: 

Email course materials request to Mrs. Rice at by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021.  You will receive an email confirming your request along with details regarding the pickup procedure. 

Step 7: 

Contact the department chairperson via email if you have any course-related questions.  Click the above links or see the Staff Directory for email addresses.  You may email Mrs. Rice at with any other questions. 


College for Free

The Early College is a collaboration between Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) and Lansing Community College (LCC). The Early College is a program for students entering their junior year of high school that are looking for an opportunity to move into a college environment.

The Early College at LCC offers up to 60 college credits, tuition free, for students in participating high schools who will be starting their junior year of high school. Enrolled students will attend class on LCC's main campus for grades 11-13 and will no longer attend their high school.

Students are expected to complete the program in three years. After three years, they will have earned their high school diploma and up to sixty college credits, tuition free. These credits are transferable to most Michigan and national colleges and universities. For more information

*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.


Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Top 25 Scholars




 Isaac Miller


Austin Huckins


 Sean Reid


 Karianne Rodeman


 Rebecca Bovee


 Heidi Reynolds


 John OConnor


 Jason Shell


 Avery Seling


 Madeline Smith


 Ananya Kamath


 Megan Schafer


 Sidney Sparks


 Kelly Morgan


 Shelby Smego


 Lauren Petrie


 Easton Currie


Erin Blayer


 Adam Haddad


 Aidan Halfmann


Samantha Abdo



 Lola Mull

Zachary Parker




 Cameron Reid

Connor Powers



Please contact your Counselor about credit recovery and/or summer school.

A-El      Angeline Ok, (517) 925-5834

Em-La  Reana Maliska, 517 925 5821  

Lb-Ri    Annette Trudeau, 517 925 5926

Rj-Z      Stacey Dohm, 517 925 5837


Virtual Learning


Enroll by May 28th for the next school year

Grand Ledge Public Schools offers high school students the opportunity to take online courses through a variety of providers. 

Please click on the link for more information