Adult High School & Community Ed
David Vande Veegaete, Director 385-646-4666
Granite Peaks is an integral part of Granite School District. We provide comprehensive programs for patrons of all ages. Granite Peaks encompasses adult basic education and high school completion, GED preparation and classes for enrichment, career development, and fun.
Career & Technical Education
James Taylor, Director 385-646-7037
CTE provides students with technical training to prepare for a successful career. The structured training each student receives gives him or her the tools needed to be successful in a job after high school and/or further his or her postsecondary education, whether technical school, two-year college, or four-year college. Each student is encouraged to explore various areas of study and to develop the essential skills to enter today’s competitive job market with confidence.
College & Career Readiness
Scott Bell, Director 385-646-4645
Granite School District’s College and Career Readiness (CCR) Department oversees the K-12 school counseling program (staffed by school counselors and social workers), AVID, Latinos in Action (LIA), Freshmen Academy, College Application Week (CAW), FAFSA Completion Project and other CCR programs and initiatives. Comprehensive counseling and guidance is the programmatic structure for the CCR department. College and career readiness is our emphasis. Looking at data for equity is the mission of CCR. Reaching every student through individual planning/counseling and classroom instruction is our work. In addition, the CCR Department oversees crisis response and suicide prevention training.
David Gomez, Director 385-646-7413
Our department’s vision is to institutionalize equity in order to provide a quality and excellent education for all culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Family Engagement Centers
Shawn Neilson, Director 385-646-7416
Granite Family Engagement Centers seek to strengthen the partnership between schools and families to enhance every child’s education and learning experience.
Granite Education Foundation
Jadee Talbot, Director 385-646-4480
Recognized as one of the nation’s foremost educational foundations, Granite Education Foundation facilitates working programs and in-kind donations that benefit students and teachers on a regular basis. Through its outreach and partnerships with local and national business entities, the Foundation encourages others to make a direct and meaningful impact on children.
Nanette Barnes, Director 385-646-4672
Prevention & Student Placement
Jared Reynolds, Director 385-646-4387
Prevention and Student Placement supports each school in enabling student access to educational services in a safe learning environment. We place specific emphasis on the prevention of truancy, bullying, weapons, suicide, unsafe or threatening behaviors, and drug, alcohol, and tobacco use. We also facilitate appropriate student placement through our guardianship, safe schools, YESS, and foreign exchange student programs. Each of these programs serves students with unique circumstances allowing them access to necessary educational services.
Bryce Day, Director 385-646-7336
The Special Education department is a learning community dedicated to providing evidence-based, individualized education programs that assist students with disabilities in acquiring skills, knowledge and values to become college, career and life ready.