In grades 7 – 8 students are provided the core curriculum academics taught for this level, as well as a pre-vocational program. Children learn to apply their academic skills by rotating through electives which prepare them for vocational classes when they reach high school.
Classes are available in horticulture, retail trades (Park Cafe), cosmetology, culinary arts, auto mechanics and carpentry. Students learn the necessary skills and are encouraged to begin developing their own goals related to high school and beyond.
Depending on academic levels, departmental classes are offered in which students rotate through English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science rooms or self-contained classes where each teacher teaches the four basic subjects.
Each year GPA provides a foreign language curriculum and classes that explore the culture, language, customs and dress of a variety of countries.