Grover Cleveland High School
Unity in Diversity
Welcome to the Grover Cleveland High School website. Grover Cleveland is a large, comprehensive high
school with a
diverse student body of 2450 and a staff of over 200, located in the town of Ridgewood, Queens.
Grover Cleveland High School is a student-centered school deeply committed to the philosophy of creating life-long learners.
Our goal is to prepare students to be productive, pro-active members of society. Our students are challenged to excel in
both academic and extra-curricular programs. They are encouraged to explore, experiment and question. The faculty and staff of
Grover Cleveland expect our students to meet high academic and behavioral standards; therefore, we provide every possible
means of support to help students meet and surpass those standards.
Grover Cleveland is in the process of transforming into “Small Learning Communities.” This school year (2010-11) we christened
our Ninth Grade “Tiger” Academy. Our ninth grade students are housed in a separate wing of our building. The Tiger Academy has a dedicated staff of teachers and support personnel who meet regularly to address all of the needs of their students. The students are programmed into blocked schedules and have a different time schedule than the rest of the student body. This is done to ensure that the teachers get to know their students very well in the ninth grade in efforts to support promotion to the tenth grade.
In the 2011-12 school year the rest of the school will be enrolled in small learning communities based on different themes.
The career pathways are currently being designed and 9th and 10th graders will choose a learning
community during the spring term
for their next school year.
Please do not hesitate to make any comment or suggestion. Enjoy your tour of the GCHS website. If you have a suggestion
or comment, you can post it on my blog or go to the SCHOOL INFO page and email “the Webmaster.”
“If we just worry about the big picture, we are powerless. So my secret is to start right away doing whatever little work I can do.
I try to
give joy to one person in the morning, and remove the suffering of one person in the afternoon. If you and your
friends do not despise
the small work, a million people will remove a lot of suffering.”- Sister Chan Khong
Mr. Dominick Scarola, Principal
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