A Partnership with Grinnell High School
In 2009, Grinnell College and Grinnell High School became "Partners in Education", joining other schools and businesses community-wide to support educational opportunities in Grinnell. The overall goal is to enhance educational opportunities at Grinnell High School and Grinnell College.
- Classes. A cornerstone of the GC/GHS partnership is the Advanced Scholars Program -- enabling outstanding High School students to take classes at Grinnell College free of charge, thereby expanding the educational opportunities available to Grinnell-Newburg students.
- Commencement. A longstanding tradition at Grinnell College Commencement is processional and recessional music by the Grinnell High School band, adding 'pomp and circumstance' to the celebration!
- Service. GHS and GC students conducted a "Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat" campaign to benefit the local food bank. In 2010, the two schools collected nearly 20,000 lbs of food donations.
- Creative Collaborations. Some longstanding partnerships, some new, faculty and staff at both schools collaborate with colleagues across town to strengthen our collective offerings.