Future Students

You can be part of campus life at Grand Rapids Community College. We explore the natural sciences, history, literature, drama and current events and learn about other countries and cultures-their geography, art, and music. Using a dynamic, hands approach we provide many opportunities for self-expression, development of creative talents and use of community resources. THINK COLLEGE!

Location and Schedule

Noorthoek Academy classes meet on GRCC’s campus for the Fall and Winter semesters. Currently there are five different class times and two different locations:

  • Wednesdays, 1-3 pm Cook 220, 143 Bostwick Ave NE
  • Thursdays, 1-3 pm Cook 220, 143 Bostwick Ave NE
  • Thursdays, 4-6 pm Cook 220, 143 Bostwick Ave NE
  • Fridays, 1-3 pm. Cook 220, 143 Bostwick Ave NE
  • Saturdays, 10am-12pm Calkins Science Center 123, 226 Bostwick Ave. NE

To Visit

If you are interested in scheduling a visit, please contact Sandy Barraza at sbarraza@grcc.edu to set up an appointment. We would love to meet you.

You can find a map of the GRCC campus here.

To Apply

Learn about our application process here.


To attend class you need to arrange your own transportation.


  1. Use of GRCC snack bar, cafeteria, and parking lot
  2. Free admission to GRCC sports events
  3. Free admission to GRCC concerts and lectures
  4. Use of the Gerald R. Fieldhouse
  5. Use of GRCC student center
  6. Use of GRCC Learning Center (Library)
  7. Discounts in GRCC bookstore
  8. Discounts on many off-campus cultural events and museums
  9. Earn nationally recognized CEUs (Continuing Educations Units). Periodically, select students who have accumulated many CEUs are awarded a GRCC Honorary Associate of Arts Degree.