R. Grant Graham Elementary

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R. Grant Graham Elementary - Home of the Stars

R. Grant Graham Elementary serves grades K-5 within the Avondale School District. These years are a critical time for discovery, and we believe they set the stage for a lifetime of learning.We strive to develop positive social, emotional, intellectual, and physical skills within each student to teach them not only fundamental concepts and skills, but also how to use what they learn and to love learning. At R. Grant Graham, we provide a positive, supportive, inclusive environment that enables our students to be confident in their abilities, excited to learn, and motivated to do their best. There is no better reward than seeing our students succeed.

R. Grant Graham Elementary building

R. Grant Graham Elementary

2450 Old Salem Road, Auburn Hills, MI

Main Line: (248) 537-6800
Attendance Line: (248) 537-6810
Fax: (248) 537-6805

R. Grant Graham Elementary Newsletter

SCHOOL DAY:  8:32 AM - 3:39 PM
Office Hours:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

R. Grant Graham Elementary Mission

To provide instruction and support to meet the academic, social/emotional, and physical needs of all students.  To work in partnership with families and community members to provide opportunities for student growth beyond the classroom.

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R. Grant Graham Elementary Curriculum

Avondale School District's elementary curriculum provides our students with the lessons and skills they need to successfully progress on their educational journey, while also providing the appropriate support for their learning style and level. Our curriculum aligns with the current National and State Standards, while engaging students with inventive teaching techniques in literacy, science, social studies, and mathematics. We employ technology in the classroom and in the computer labs to enhance the learning experience. To learn more about each grade level curriculum, click the button below.

Curriculum Resources

Avondale K-5 Career Development

Students begin to develop ideas about jobs and the world of work at a young age, but they only know what they have seen or experienced. Often, this is a very limited view. At the elementary schools, it is our mission to help students dive in to all 6 Michigan Career Clusters and be exposed to a multitude of possible careers. We have created many intentional activities and events that are completed throughout the year.

Elementary Activities & Events

-  K-5 Job of the Week (174 covered in 6 years)
-  K-5 "Careers in a Box" Career Cluster lessons available to all teachers
-  2nd grade Career Booklets completed throughout the year, sent home in May as a great keepsake!
-  3rd-5th grade Monthly Career Journal starters

-  4th grade STEMi visit showcasing jobs in STEM
-  District-Wide 5th Grade Career Day
-  District-Wide K-5 Future Focus Day
-  K-5 Xello-Fun online Career Activities

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Elementary Education is
the Road to the Future

R. Grant Graham Elementary places a strong focus on helping our students achieve success by providing the support required to meet each student where they are at on their educational journey. We strongly believe that all students are entitled to an excellent educational experience within an accepting and supportive environment. A complete, diverse educational journey better prepares students for life beyond Avondale School District, and that's exactly what they will receive at R. Grant Graham Elementary. Additionally, to further enhance our curriculum, we utilize Project Based Learning and Design Thinking to help teach students how to strengthen their collaboration, decision-making, problem-solving, and self-assessment skills, all while learning and expanding their education.

Information & Resources

All of the R. Grant Graham Elementary School resources and information that you or your student may need can be found below. If you have any questions about these resources, please use the information at the top of this page to contact us.