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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

We, the staff of Thornapple Kellogg High School in cooperation with our students, parents and community, are committed to enable every child to achieve his or her potential. Within a secure, positive, learning environment students will:

  • Develop academic, technical, physical and employ-ability skills
  • Gain social, cultural, and ethical awareness
  • Master measurable established standards
  • Inspire one another to promote pride and excellence
  • Become life-long learners

School Profile

  • 900+ students in Grades 9 -12
  • Highly qualified teaching staff
  • Eleven Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • AP College Board Honor Roll School
  • Dual-credit, articulated, on-line (virtual), Kent Career/Technical Center course offerings
  • Strong course offerings in the fine arts and vocational areas
  • In 2011, finished a $22 million renovation to the high school including: a new library, a new 800 seat balcony auditorium, a "main street", and a new academic wing of classrooms
  • Athletic program offering 20 sports, including 49 teams
  • Many co-curricular activities such as: Student Council, Robotics, Science Olympiad, National Honor Society, Environmental Action Council, Business Professionals of America, Odyssey of the Minds, MITES, Art and Foreign Language Clubs, etc.
  • Parent and Student Advisory Groups giving input into the school improvement process
  • Credit recovery programs offered after school and in the summer
  • ESL program
  • Teachers work on curriculum mapping, instructional model, and data driven decisions to better student achievement
  • Public fitness center and library
  • Member of Kent Intermediate School District
  • Numerous school-to-work initiatives
  • Kent County Green School Award Winner
  • Technology advancements
  • Teen Leadership and Teacher Cadet programs
  • Online student progress program (PowerSchool) for parents and students
  • Numerous philanthropy efforts
  • Student participation in reading/writing improvement classes and extended time math courses
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program
  • Capturing Kids' Hearts focus