Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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7220 – Organization Of Instruction


The Grand Island Public Schools basic instructional program shall include the courses required for each grade level by the Nebraska Department of Education and provide programing within the levels below:

  • Early Childhood Education: Birth to 5 year olds with Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) in a home based or center based programs
  • Pre-kindergarten: 4 year olds who qualify as at risk and/or have an IFSP in a home based or center based program
  • Elementary School: grades kindergarten through fifth grade
  • Middle School: grades sixth through eighth
  • Senior High School: grades ninth through twelfth
  • Special Education: Services shall be provided in the neighborhood school, a center based or homebased program for students birth to 21 years of age
  • English Learners:  Services shall be provided for 3 to 4 year olds in a GIPS center based program and for qualifying students kindergarten through 21 years of age
  • Alternative Education: Alternative education experiences for elementary, middle school, and/or senior high school students with unique educational needs will be supported in a setting appropriate to those needs

Legal Reference:
NDE Rule 10.004 - 10.005 (Revised Aug 1, 2015)
20 U.S.C. § 1232h (1994) – Protection of Pupil Rights
34 C.F.R. Pt. 98 (1996) – Student Rights in Research, Experimental Programs, and Testing

Policy Adopted 3-5-84
Policy Revised  9-11-03
Policy Revised:  09.12.2019

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Joshua Planos, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201127
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

7220 – Organization Of Instruction


The Grand Island Public Schools basic instructional program shall include the courses required for each grade level by the Nebraska Department of Education and provide programing within the levels below:

  • Early Childhood Education: Birth to 5 year olds with Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) in a home based or center based programs
  • Pre-kindergarten: 4 year olds who qualify as at risk and/or have an IFSP in a home based or center based program
  • Elementary School: grades kindergarten through fifth grade
  • Middle School: grades sixth through eighth
  • Senior High School: grades ninth through twelfth
  • Special Education: Services shall be provided in the neighborhood school, a center based or homebased program for students birth to 21 years of age
  • English Learners:  Services shall be provided for 3 to 4 year olds in a GIPS center based program and for qualifying students kindergarten through 21 years of age
  • Alternative Education: Alternative education experiences for elementary, middle school, and/or senior high school students with unique educational needs will be supported in a setting appropriate to those needs

Legal Reference:
NDE Rule 10.004 - 10.005 (Revised Aug 1, 2015)
20 U.S.C. § 1232h (1994) – Protection of Pupil Rights
34 C.F.R. Pt. 98 (1996) – Student Rights in Research, Experimental Programs, and Testing

Policy Adopted 3-5-84
Policy Revised  9-11-03
Policy Revised:  09.12.2019

.pdf version

Media Inquiries
Joshua Planos, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201127
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