Academic Success

At Great River School, we provide support to students in the areas of academic organization, study skills, and post-secondary preparation. Services are coordinated with teachers to offer interventions to students experiencing learning difficulties or other academic issues.  While the student’s advisor is the first person to give support besides their teachers, these faculty members are particularly helpful as well:
Seth Tupper, Social Worker – email or  651-305-2780, ext 110
Matt McElrath, College and Career Counselor and 9th grade academic advisor – email or 651-305-2780, ext 107
Melanie Peterson-Nafziger, A3 academic advisor – email or 651-305-2780, ext 139


Great River utilizes PowerSchool to provide families with online access to students’ grades. Each student and family is provided with a password at the beginning of the year to check the system.  If you need to get a password, please contact our Front Desk Coordinator, Deb Keefe by email or 651-305-2780, ext 100 is a website maintained by teachers to provide up-to-date information on individual classes, including assignments. Each teacher has a web page that can be accessed at To reach Great River, go to the website and click on:

  • Find your school
  • United States
  • Minnesota
  • The individual  teacher

This page will provide you with class information, assignments, and a link  to contact teachers by email.


The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program, also known as PSEO, is allows high school students to earn credits at Minnesota state colleges and universities. For more information and forms, go to


To request a transcript for transferring to a new school or for college, please contact Andria Sibert by email or 651-305-2780, ext 104

Planning Documents

Graduation Requirements