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College & charter school students head back to class

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—While the majority of public school students have one more week of summer vacation to savor, most colleges and charter school students will be heading to class Monday.

Muskegon Heights Public School Academy opens it’s doors for students this year with a significant change. It is no longer managed by Mosaica Education and is now under self-management. It has become a year-round school with four weeks off for summer vacation and one-week breaks throughout the school year.

Other changes include using the current middle school for students in second grade through sixth, and the high school which is now for students in grades 7 through 12. Extracurricular activities remain the same.

Grand Rapids Community College is celebrating 100 years with a new partnership and new sports teams.

First, GRCC signed an agreement with Grand Valley State University to develop transfer partnerships. It will let GRCC students know exactly what courses they need to earn a specific degree at GVSU.

The college has also created a men’s and women’s cross country team. Its new coach hopes to lead both teams to Division 2 Nationals within the next two years.

And finally, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids invite the community to a Back to School event. It’s Monday, August 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cathedral Square.

The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 26.

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