Middle / High School
The Guidance Program exists to support NorthPointe's mission - of equipping students to impact their world for Jesus Christ - by removing barriers to learning and promoting the intellectual and spiritual growth of its students. The Guidance Department is activitely suppporting NPC's mission by helping each student student discover his or her gifts, strengths, and talents with a view to using them for God’s glory in His kingdom.
Personal and Spiritual Counsel
Issues arise in the lives of students and their families that make academic and spiritual growth difficult. We are committed to helping families with those issues to ensure, as best we can, a positive academic experience at our school. Our advising program helps in this pursuit.
Through the guidance office and our advising program, we offer timely and individualized help in setting goals and selecting courses for each year. Each year the Counselors will meet with students to help direct course requests and an academic plan for their high school years.
College and Career Guidance
In 11th grade, specific guidance toward post-high school decisions begins. Although academic counseling begins sooner, the details of the college decision-making process begins in September of the junior year.
In an effort to ensure students in Grand Rapids have access to college, the Grand Rapids Promise Zone Authority brought together all 22 of the city high schools and Grand Rapids Community College in partnership to create the Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship. This Promise Scholarship can be used at Grand Rapids Community College to earn up to 60 credit hours, covering the cost of tuition, fees, books, and required course materials. Students must still apply for Federal Financial Student Aid by filling out the FAFSA form.