Posted by Eric Bleier on April 24, 2013
Grizzlies Prep Welcomes New Scholars, Opportunities still open for 2013-14
Since early January, Grizzlies Prep teachers and staff, with the help of many parents, community partners and volunteers, began recruiting students for the 2013-14 school year. In addition to hosting numerous Open Houses in the school’s Downtown Memphis facility, administrators, students and parents were frequently seen promoting the unique culture and opportunities offered by Grizzlies Prep at Memphis Grizzlies games and community events. School Director Elizabeth Simpson even appeared on Fox 13’s “Good Morning Memphis,” the last week of open enrollment.
On April 1st, out of applications, 100 students were selected to join the next class of sixth grade scholars, and an additional 20 were selected to join the rising seventh grade class. In the words of Ms. Simpson, “If you threw a handful of darts on a map, that’s where we draw our students.” The class is comprised of students who live in all areas of Memphis and Shelby County who share an interest in “excelling academically while demonstrating integrity.”
While the 6th and 7th grade classes are filled at this time, circumstances may change that create opportunities for other students to enroll during the summer months. Any student or family that might be interested in attending Grizzlies Prep should still apply.
The Grizzlies Foundation is eager to get to know the incoming class in the coming weeks! Fans who would like to get involved or to learn more about Grizzlies Prep may visit www.grizzliesprep.org.