CGPS prides itself on offering students and their families a warm, caring, and supportive learning environment. To better meet the needs of our students, we have social workers, school psychologists, and counselors at every level. There is also dean assigned to each class that stays with his or her students as they move through the school. In addition, we offer specialized programs designed to help every student become a productive, healthy member of our community and society as a whole.
Learning Resource Center
The academic environment at CGPS can be challenging, especially for students who learn differently. The Learning Resource Center is a program that was created to offer one-on-one support to students with learning challenges. Intensive long–term support and remediation are available to a limited number of students in grades K-12 for an additional fee. The program’s learning specialists are also able to offer short term help to any student on an as needed basis.
Lower & Middle School Power Hour
Power Hour is an after-school enrichment program designed to help students practice, organize, enrich, and review their work. Monday—Thursday from 3-4pm, students can spend extra time with their classroom teachers, as well as computer teachers, music instructors, and math and reading specialists, all dedicated to their success. This incredible learning opportunity is open to all students, at no extra cost.
Prep School Issues Program
As students progress through high school, they have a variety of complex needs. The Prep School Issues Program is designed to help meet these needs by addressing relevant topics, as well as new concerns that may arise. As a supplement to the Issues Program, educators from Freedom Institute/ Hallways and Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) provide comprehensive alcohol, tobacco, and drug education to enhance their understanding. Groups are mainly co-ed, however, same-sex groupings are also offered whenever possible. Small groups meet once every six-day cycle throughout the year.
Prep School Peer Leadership Program
The Peer Leadership Program gives seniors the opportunity to provide freshmen with a smooth transition to Prep School by helping them navigate the nuances of high school life. These peer leaders, who are chosen after a lengthy application process, facilitate group activities on the fall Grade 9 trip and then meet with small groups of freshmen for the entire first semester.