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About Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids

The Nexus Academy Difference

At Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, we’ve built our school from the ground up to create a positive, supportive, and attractively designed environment where our students can focus on learning:

  • Our Grand Rapids high school campus is small and open by design—the warm, secure educational setting keeps students and staff connected.
  • Our specially trained on-site teachers and Success Coaches are dedicated to giving students the best academic and emotional support by way of intimate class sizes and individualized attention.
  • The virtual classes at our blended learning high school in Grand Rapids let students work at the pace that works best for them and gives them even more learning resources.
  • And our holistic approach to learning includes physical fitness to help students stay focused, so you’ll find a personal trainer and state-of-the-art fitness facility.

This proven learning model has helped Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids emerge as a leader in blended learning, just as Connections Academy has been at the forefront of online K–12 education for more than a decade. Our contemporary approach and environment support students in ways that typical Grand Rapids high schools can’t match.

Annual Education Report

The Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Annual Education Report (AER) provides detailed information on student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. Learn more about the school's educational progress by downloading our reports below.

Fire Prevention Code

Michigan law requires the school to document all completed emergency drills each year. Throughout the school year, drills will be posted within 30 days of their occurrence. See the tables below for more information about the types of drills completed at Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids for the 2016–17, 2015–16, and 2014–15 school years.

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Emergency Drills
2016–17 School Year

Date 
Time 
Drill Type 
Drill # 
Person Conducting Drill 
Principal
9-6-16 9:50 a.m. Fire Drill 1 of 6 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
9-8-16 2:20 p.m. Fire Drill 2 of 6 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
10-6-16 9:30 a.m. Lockdown Drill 1 of 3 Angela Pulera Dan McMinn
10-6-16 2:00 p.m. Lockdown Drill 2 of 3 Angela Pulera Dan McMinn
10-13-16 9:20 a.m. Tornado Drill 1 of 3 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
10-13-16 1:10 p.m. Tornado Drill 2 of 3 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
10-20-16 1:10 p.m. Fire Drill 3 of 6 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn

 

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Emergency Drills
2015–16 School Year

Date 
Time 
Drill Type 
Drill # 
Person Conducting Drill 
Principal
9-15-15 1:00 p.m. Fire Drill 1 of 6 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
9-16-15 9:00 a.m. Fire Drill 2 of 6 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
9-23-15 12:40 p.m. Lockdown Drill 1 of 3 Angela Pulera Dan McMinn
9-24-15 8:10 a.m. Lockdown Drill 2 of 3 Angela Pulera Dan McMinn
10-13-15 1:30 p.m. Tornado Drill 1 of 3 Angela Pulera Dan McMinn
10-14-15 9:00 a.m. Tornado Drill 2 of 3 Angela Pulera Dan McMinn
10-22-15 2:15 p.m. Fire Drill 3 of 6 Angela Pulera Dan McMinn
10-23-15 10:30 a.m. Fire Drill 4 of 6 Angela Pulera Dan McMinn
2-17-16 8:10 a.m. Lockdown Drill 3 of 3 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
3-16-16 10:00 a.m. Tornado Drill 3 of 3 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
3-22-16 9:40 a.m. Fire Drill 5 of 6 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
3-23-16 1:40 p.m. Fire Drill 6 of 6 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn

 

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Emergency Drills
2014–15 School Year

Date 
Time 
Drill Type 
Drill # 
Person Conducting Drill 
Principal
9-5-14 9:00 a.m. Fire Drill 1 of 5 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
9-17-15 2:00 p.m. Fire Drill 2 of 5 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
10-14-14 9:10 a.m. Lockdown Drill 1 of 3 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
10-16-14 11:00 a.m. Tornado Drill 1 of 3 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
10-16-14 3:05 p.m. Tornado Drill 2 of 3 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
10-22-14 1:30 p.m. Lockdown Drill 2 of 3 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
11-11-14 10:00 a.m. Fire Drill 3 of 5 Cristina Zuberbier Dan McMinn
11-12-14 1:05 p.m. Fire Drill 4 of 5 Cristina Zuberbier Dan McMinn
2-20-15 11:00 a.m. Lockdown Drill 3 of 3 Angela Pulera Dan McMinn
3-10-15 9:10 a.m. Tornado Drill 3 of 3 Dan McMinn Dan McMinn
3-18-15 11:00 a.m. Fire Drill 5 of 5 Angela Pulera Dan McMinn