Although East Grand Rapids gets a reputation of "The Bubble", the overall experience from the past two years has been good compared to what I have heard from students who go to neighbouring schools (Forest Hills, Lowell, Grand Rapids Christian, etc.). The curriculum is very centred around the student. With guidance counsellors to help you choose classes, you really set your own pace. The teachers here, with some exceptions, deeply care about not only your grades but your mental stability as well. There are signs around the school and in classrooms reading, "You are Safe Here". East Grand Rapids also is preparing me for college. Most students here pursue the path to go to college, and the school helps prepare them. With AP classes available and programmes like IB and KCTC, it is easy to get college credit at a fraction of the price. They have a great athletic program, but always put academics first. Their pool and weight room are state-of-the-art.