50 Antoine St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone: 616-364-2000 | Fax: 616-426-3583
June 2023 Graduation TurnUps Video
A highly trained group of educators and staff dedicated to the youth of Grand Rapids. Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids is a family here for you!
Provide education and opportunity to students ages 16-22 who want to complete their high school diploma in a safe, structured, self-paced learning environment.
WHY YOU SHOULD ENROLL
Because we’re a different kind of school that works with you and your circumstances… but don’t take our word for it, check out what our students have to say!
See what we do at Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids and hear from some of our graduates to see where CHA-GR can help you go!
Check out this celebration of our graduates to see how Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids can help you go from student to graduate!
Covenant House Academy GR students talk about what makes this school different and why you should consider enrolling today!
MEET OUR ADMINISTRATION
After graduating from Ottawa Hills H.S., Mr. Large attended Jackson State University where he also interned and taught in Jackson, Mississippi schools. He then returned to Grand Rapids where he taught and ran both after-school summer programs in GRPS. He earned a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. He worked in a local charter school where he rose through the ranks to become the principal of William C. Abney Academy.
Mr. Markeith Large has the experience and education that we were looking for to lead Covenant House Academy- Grand Rapids. He has a passion for young people, especially those who struggle with learning. He is a communicator who knows how to connect with young people, their families, and the school community. He is rooted in the Grand Rapids community and comes from a family of educators.
DIRECTOR OF STATE AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS, COMPLIANCE, AND OPERATIONS
Chris helped open Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids in July 2013 as the first teacher hired. As Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids continued to grow, Chris moved into various administrative roles and currently serves as the Director of State and Federal Programs, Compliance, and Operations.
Prior to his time at Covenant House Academy, Chris spent eight years teaching in Colorado. Chris is a Grand Rapids native attending GRPS through sixth grade before graduating from East Kentwood High School.
After high school he earned an Associates Degree from Grand Rapids Community College, before earning a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. While in Colorado, Chris earned a Master of Education in Professional Leadership from Regis University in Denver, CO. When Chris is not at school, Chris and his wife, Amy, spend most of their time at the ice rink with their son, Vaughan, and daughter, Lily, who both play hockey.