New Students -  If you would like to visit Bedford, please call first at 269-488-5000, ext. 1063 or 1065.


Thanks to all of our 2014/15 returning Community Partners! We look forward to more exciting educational opportunities for our children!!!

Our Community Partners are

East Fork Farms

Branch Gymnasticsimages

Ted Brooks Archery

Dan Hill Watersports

STEP - Jim Butler

Chungs Black Belt Academy

Community Music School

BCYO-Battle Creek Youth Orchestra

West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts

Kingdom Soccer

Bittersweet Ski

Expressions Dance Studio 

Richland Bowling

Red Clay Pottery

and all of our Bedford certified teachers and Community Partners!


  • Certified Teachers:  Sue Amos, Susan Briggs, Ben Brott, Melani Esman, Jack Gregory, Robin Johnkoski, Stephen Johnkoski, Connie Lavender, Jared March, Betsy Springer, Holly Switalski, Matt Matzusek and Carol Miller

  • Office Staff: Cindy Fadel, Monica Willcutt, Anita Talmage, Barb Russell, Julie Camp, Kyle Wilder and Michelle Stevens








Gull Lake Community Schools offers the opportunity for an Early College Program. By utilizing this program to its maximum potention, Gull Lake students can gain up to 60 college credits before graduating high school.


Dual Enrollment:

This has been available in Michigan for many years. It allows those enrolled in Michigan Public Schoosl to take 10 classes during their high school career.

Gull Lake Programs

  • Partnership
  • Traditional School
  • Virtual School
  • Gateway Academy


The partnership was built on a foundation of freedom and democratic principles. We are an inclusive group and welcome everyone. We are not here to tell anyone how to homeschool or judge what others choose. We are just a resource for those who feel our offerings enhance their children's educational journey. The Gull Lake Parent Partnership is a collaboration between, parents, Gull Lake School District and the community. The Partnership offers unique elective classes for students, grades 1-12. Parents direct their children's learning by choosing opportunities they feel best suites their individual families and children. The partnership is a free program paid for by your tax dollars. Students, grades 1-12, sign up as part-time students with Gull Lake Schools. According to HSLDA Homeschool Legal Defense Association), they retain their status as homeschool students as long as parents provide 51% of the students' total education including all core subjects: language arts (reading, spelling, English grammar, writing, literature), arithmetic, science, history, and federal and state government. The school district receives tax dollars and in turn provides non-core (elective) educational opportunities families might not otherwise be able to enjoy. Students enrolled in the partnership may not be enrolled in any other public or private school.

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If a traditional public school setting fits your family the best, then Gull Lake Community Schools offers you schools of excellence.  The Gull Lake Traditional Schools offer you outstanding curriculum that meets Michigan Merit standards and boasts a graduation rate of 93%. 

Gull Lake High School
Gull Lake Middle School

Ryan Intermediate
Kellogg Elementary
Richland Elementary

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If you are looking for a way to get curriculum that is core and meets Michigan Merit standards that your can do at home, then the Gull Lake Virtual School is for you. 

You will have all kinds of support along the way including k12 teachers with each course and Gull Lake Virtual School mentor teachers that communicate with you weekly and are readily available to assist you.

Virtual School partners with k12 to provide a top notch virtual curriculum that provides families with ability to complete school any time and any place.

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If you have a student that:

  • displays emotional or behavior issues

  • under-performing academically

  • is at a high risk of dropping out or being expelled from school

  • needs individualized instruction to meet state mandated graduation requirements

  • needs credit recovery for multiple subjects

then Gateway Academy fits your needs.  The Gateway Academy staff is specially trained to mentor students that have found themselves in academic distress due to a variety of reasons.  Our staff will provide your struggling student with the accountability, mentoring and encouragement that will empower him or her to reach his/her academic and life potential.

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