Mission & Belief Statements

Our Mission
Grand Traverse Academy's mission is for all students to be safe, loved, and learning as they achieve excellence in character and academics.

Excellence is defined as:

  • prepared for responsible citizenship

  • prepared for success in higher education

        Our Beliefs
        The staff of Grand Traverse Academy believes

        • in teaching exemplary character and excellence in academics

        • that all students are capable of learning; our high expectations and individualizing help their learning

        • in making decisions by first considering what is best for all students

        • that success in learning builds self-esteem and pride; challenge and mistakes are part of learning and help build character

        • in providing outstanding customer service to GTA community members

        • that Choice Theory helps us understand behavior, learning and the importance of internal motivation

        • that staff and students are responsible for continuous improvement

        • that our school must have positive relationships built on trust because everyone is important and contributes to learning

        • that GTA parents want good things for their children now and want them to have a bright future

        • that our core values will be passed on and maintained by the continued sharing of our history and mission