PhaseV continues the college preparation process, for our high school seniors, a process that for most of our students begin in Phase IV. The year is spent supporting them through the process of selecting a school, completing the actual college application, assistance with essay writing, and helping them to gain perspective on what to expect as a college student. Students will be exposed to guest speakers from area colleges, college tours, presentations and support from Granville Alum.
Melanie A. Griffin is employed by the State of Connecticut as a License Clinical Social Worker for the Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction services (DMHAS). Ms. Griffin has a Master in Social Work degree. Most of Ms Griffin’s professional work has been with adults, although she has done intense work with adolescence living in the inner city environment, and identifies the adolescent population as her passion. Ms. Griffin, (along with husband) has supported a son through the Granville program. He completed the program in 2006, and in 2010 graduated from North Carolina A&T, with a BS in Accounting. He is now an active Granville Alum.
Cynthia Houston is a long time employee of ASML in Wilton, CT, a world leader in technology. ASML Cynthia is a member of the Sales team, traveling worldwide to support new technology innovations. Cynthia is the mother of two Granville Academy graduates. Sharmese, the oldest, attended Western CT State Univ where she obtained a BS in Criminal Law, and went onto complete her Law degree at George Washington University, in Washington, DC. Danielle attended North Carolina A&T where she earned her BS in Communications, and is now attending Quinnipiac University to earn her Graduate degree in Interactive Communications. Cynthia earned a BS in Management at Post University. The Granville Academy program has been a part of Cynthia's life for 15+ years and she is an avid believer in helping students realize that they can achieve whatever they set out to.