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Academic Programs

ECSE Preschool

Early Childhood Special Education Preschool is for Oakridge students ages 3-5 who have special needs. These needs may be speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy and more. Please contact the Easter Service Unit (ESU) at 231-865-4100 for more information.

Eastern Services Unit
The Eastern Service Unit is a Consortium comprised of Fruitport, Oakridge, Orchard View, and Ravenna. The Special Education Department provides leadership to meet the needs of students with disabilities, collaboration with each district to provide access to high quality programming and supports for students with disabilities. Administrative support occurs with the referral process and extends to diagnostics. Services available to eligible students include: psychological services, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language therapy. Programs for our youngest learners include infant / toddler home-based supports and early childhood special education preschool (ECSE). Programs for our school aged students include resource room, categorical and regional programs. Programs and services are determined by the individual needs of the student.

Director of Eastern Services Unit
Greg Bodrie
gbodrie@fruitportschools.net

GSRP Preschool

Four years ago Michigan made a bold statement by becoming a national leader in early childhood education. The $243 million investment in the Great Start Readiness Program held great promise as it was ushered in with support from the governor, legislature, education, business and philanthropic communities. The research was clear, invest early and reap the benefits of improved outcomes for kids. It’s now been four years since the expansion took place. The results are in with the first group of GSRP children taking the third grade M-STEP test last spring.

For the West Michigan region, the promise held true as GSRP children – who are virtually all economically disadvantaged – outperformed their peers who may or may not have had an early childhood experience across the state by roughly 19 percent in reading and 16 percent in math. Furthermore, they outperformed all Michigan students, whom less than half qualify as economically disadvantaged, by roughly 2 percent in reading and 1.3 percent in Math.

For those who ask “is GSRP making a difference?” The answer is unequivocally yes. The resources put into this program produced a substantial return on investment. There is certainly more work to be done to improve academic outcomes for Michigan students, but early childhood education is clearly paying big dividends for students.

What is GSRP?
GSRP is a state-funded program that is FREE to families who qualify based on income and/or a combination of family life and risk factors.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to meet state qualifying factors
  • Students must reside in the Oakridge Public Schools District
  • Must be 4 years old by September 1 of the current school year

Cost:  Free
Location:  Oakridge Early Childhood Center – 1050 S. Carr Road  Muskegon  231-788-7157
Session Times:  Full day classes are held Monday through Thursday
Transportation:  parents must provide transportation
Meals:  Lunch and snack is provided
Please stop by the Lower Elementary office at 120 N. Park St. or the Early Childhood Center at 1050 S. Carr Road for a registration packet. All required materials need to be submitted before your child can be placed in a classroom. Call 788-7157 to set up an appointment.

Head Start Preschool

What is Head Start?
Head Start is a free preschool program sponsored by funds from the Federal Department of Health & Human
Services. The goal of Head Start is to increase school readiness of young children in low income families.  Oakridge
is in consortium with Orchard View and Ravenna for our Head Start program.  Orchard View manages the program and all
enrollments.

Qualifications:

  • Students must reside in the Oakridge Public Schools District and be age 3 or 4 by September 1 of the current school year
  • Families must also meet income eligibility requirements

Cost: Free
Location: Orchard View Community Education or Ravenna ECC
Session Times: Morning or afternoon classes Monday through Thursday each week.
Meals: Nutritious meals are provided.
Transportation: Transportation is provided.
For more information, please contact Orchard View Community Education 231-760-1787

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

SXI Special Education

Students with multiple impairments have more than one disability in intellectual, physical and/or functional abilities. They typically require intensive intervention and supports for activities of daily living.

Meet the SXI Special Education Team:
Mrs. Willard
Mrs. Stoval
Mrs. Darnell

Enrichments

The following Enrichments are available to students at the lower elementary:
Art
Computers
Health
Music
Physical Education