Thank you for visiting the website of the Girard Academic Music Program. We hope that you are staying healthy during this time. The “Quick Links” to the right of this message will provide you with detailed information about school while the building is closed and we are engaging in online learning. Please also scroll down for additional information and check back regularly for continued updates!
The 2020 (Virtual) Spring Concert
GAMP’s statement on our country’s situation
Our country is grieving – Grieving not only from a pandemic, but from a weekend fueled by long held racial injustices within our country. To stay silent about these issues would unconscionable. G.A.M.P. was founded on the basis of desegregation to bring all people together through the unifying sounds of music.
Black lives do in fact matter and equally deserve a fair place in this world. As a community, we denounce racism of any form and will not tolerate any form of division that goes against our founding ideals. These are difficult times and difficult issues to navigate but through honesty, empathy, and a desire to do better, we will get though this together.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the school administration.
On these pages you will find tools and resources to aid you in our journey together through the remainder of virtual learning. The weekly class schedule will be posted on the school’s website, and teachers will post their individual schedule in their Google Classroom including their class times and office hours. Teachers will provide a combination of face to face instruction as well as time to work independently while providing support to students. It is imperative that all students actively participate during online learning sessions and complete assignments provided.
Please be reminded that this is a new way of teaching and learning for our entire school community. Some teachers have more experience using digital tools than others. In order for this initiative to be successful, we must band together as a school community and work together to support the learning of our students. Our hope is that all students actively participate in online classes and submit work as it will be graded for credit. In order for students to be fully prepared for the next school year and to meet the expectations that we set as a community for each other, students need to actively participate in classes to the best of their ability.
We realize that navigating a crisis, as well as trying to manage your students’ education, is no easy task. Please take this time to realize that we are here to answer questions and support you, review the following pages, and if you have any questions, please reach out to your teachers, school counselors, Ms. Moore or Dr. Woodside.
Ms. Moore & Dr. Woodside
The Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) is a college preparatory school for students in grades 5 through 12 that provides a unique educational environment, focusing on college and career readiness, while allowing all students to pursue music as a major subject. As a community that strives for academic and musical excellence, we are committed to the continued development of an educational experience in which all students succeed. Reflecting on our own collective knowledge and research on the best instructional practices, we will provide an educational environment that will be cooperative, interactive, rigorous in standards, and responsive to the diverse needs of learners.