The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure.
The program is tuition free for families of eligible children who turn 4 years of age by Dec. 1st.
4 Free full days with optional wrap around(for a fee)
Visit the office for more details concerning eligibility.
Each classroom of 16-18 students has an experienced, highly qualified teaching staff!
Lead Teachers hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development.
Associate Teachers hold a minimum of a CDA, a credential in early childhood development.
A third teacher for classrooms with 17 or 18 children.
The Creative Preschool Curriculum is based on the principles of active learning and support of a child's positive interactions with adults and peers
"The intimate setting and smaller student numbers compared to public schools affords the children the privelege of more personal attention from the teachers. Plus, the teachers are there because they want to be and it shows."
-parent of a preeschooler
"I enjoy that my daughter goes to school with a smile on her face and comes home with one. My favorite part is her class size, no more than 24!"
-parent of a 4th grader
"I have seen a serious imporvement in my daughter since she began attending Tipton. She is confident in the subjects that she previously struggled with, and she actually enjoys going to school. The small class sizes and the positive energy that come from the staff are a huge benefit."
-parent of a 5th grader
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Tipton Academy, in partnership with students, staff, parents and community members will challenge all students to realize their full potential by providing them with the highest quality educational program and cultural experiences.
The vision of Tipton Academy is to help all students become successful learners and prepare for the future.
Tipton Academy represents “team spirit” and “positive partnerships” with students and families, all school staff and members of the community.
The teaching staff is keenly aware that they must be positive role models and caring instructors and exhibit characteristics such as integrity, creativity, loyalty, responsibility, honesty, and intelligence that are valued by all stakeholders.
In addition, it is very important that both the teacher and the parent communicate regularly regarding their children. Both should be open and responsive to one another’s suggestions and concerns.
Why Chose Tipton Academy:
1: (3:45-5) 4th/5th Activity night
2: 1/2 Day - End of quarter
8-9: Conferences -- 1/2 Days
12-16: Book Fair - in the West campus Gym
12: 50's Day - Dress in 50's clothes or uniform - bring can of food
12: (6:30) Pto Meeting
24: Santaland Parade
11 - Storytime with Santa - 3:30-5:30
10-14: Holiday Shop @ East
17-19: Holiday Shop @ West
Grades Pre-K through 3rd
Administrative Assistants: Tonya Letasz and Darlene Sensoli
1615 Belton St.
Garden City, MI 48135
Office Phone: (734) 261-0500
Fax: (734) 956-6360
Grades 4th through 8th
Administrative Assistant: Julie Leidel
29205 Florence St.
Garden City, MI 48135
Office Phone: (734) 796-7676
Fax: (734) 338-2367