Macomb County parents expect and demand that our schools excel at preparing students for life. More than 95 percent of high school graduates from our 21 public school districts choose to continue their education in some form or fashion. For those preparing for life as global citizens, the coveted International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is available at two tuition-free International Academies. More than 30 tuition-free public academies and numerous private schools help round out educational options.
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Project Lead the Way is coming to Anchor Bay!
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, Naldrett Elementary School will be offering a S.T.E.M. curriculum that will help young minds discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, and math. This elementary program will build the connections to the Middle School South STEM program which includes electives such as: Design and Modeling, Medical Detectives, Flight and Space and Women in Engineering. As each child enters middle school they can follow with S.T.E.A.M., at Middle School South.
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Additional courses to be offered are: Medical Detectives, Flight and Space, the Science of Technology and Engineering for Girls.
Anchor Bay Junior Honors Academy - Middle School North
The Junior Honors Academy is a two-year accelerated academic program designated for the motivated middle school student. Courses are designed for the talented and serious academic student who is willing to rise to the challenge of intense, independent and in-depth work. Students that participate in the Junior Honors Academy will be prepared to pursue advanced courses in the High School Honors Academy. In high school, the academy provides a rigorous academic program where students may take seven or more Advanced Placement classes.
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Ongoing programs include the highly successful Leadership Program, which received the highest rating of District Unit Award with Merit! Both Leadership instructors have received Outstanding Instructor Awards.
Anchor Bay continues to offer a half-day kindergarten which is perfect for a younger kindergarten student that might not be ready for a full day of school or those that are not 5 by Oct. 1.
Each student who comes to Center Line Public Schools for an education has unique strengths and needs. That is precisely why Center Line Schools have made it its mission to develop and support a place and program for every student.
STEM, (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is critical in today's educational environment. Our third grade teachers will be using WeDo Robotics Kits and engineering practices, we are offering a Mind Storm Robotics class at the middle school, and we offer FANUC Robotics Programming and CNC classes at the high school.
Two years ago Center Line launched homeschool partnership and this program has grown exponentially. Our homeschooled families have caused us to think differently about instruction and they have enjoyed working with our teachers to provide various classes for their children.
To expand our career path offerings, firefighting, EMT, and law enforcement are offered at Center Line High School. Students in firefighting and EMT can take the state exam with the potential of earning state certification allowing them to begin applying for jobs supporting our vision of preparing all students for College and Careers.
This fall, Center Line will open a multiage gifted and talented room at Roose Elementary and these students will participate in a year-long research project, among other exciting learning experiences.
Center Line is proud to offer many individualized programs to meet the needs of our diverse population. All who visit are impressed with the breadth of offerings and the depth of commitment.
Chippewa Valley Schools (CVS) are committed to children. From the Little Turtle Preschool Center to innovative Ninth Grade Centers, CVS offers the award-winning programs and high-tech classrooms that give children the tools they need to succeed.
Academic excellence is a CVS tradition. CVS offers a caring and child-centered environment where students are challenged by high academic standards and a challenging curriculum. Chippewa Valley is the sixth largest school district in the state of Michigan, and each year, more families are choosing to enroll there.
This fall, we are offering Bridges to Mathematics for elementary students. Bridges is developed through the Math Learning Center and teaches students to be confident mathematical thinkers and motivated learners. At the high school level, students can enroll in a new two-year Career and Technical Education (CTE) course Mechatronics and Robotics focused on this high-demand, multidisciplinary field. Students enrolled in this program are prepared for college and careers in engineering, electronics, Computer Aided Design (CAD) programming and automated systems. Students at the high school level can also receive college credit through our many Advanced Placement courses, Dual Enrollment and Early College programs.
CVS offers students a variety of after-school clubs, activities and championship sports. To learn more about our award-winning programs and services, call 586-723-2240 or log on to chippewavalleyschools.org.
At East Detroit Public Schools (EDPS), teachers, coaches, administrators and staff put more effort into educating the next generation of leaders. More options for students won’t be found at other schools, including:
- Elementary School Accelerated Classroom (MAAC) Program
- Middle School Advance Learning Program (ALP)
- Expanded alternative education programs for grades 7-12 in a non-traditional learning environment
- Free competitive sports programs for grades 7-12
EDPS’ focus is on engaging and challenging students, to bring out their best and help them make the most of their talents. Developing solid study habits and a sense of academic confidence will provide them with the foundation needed to succeed in college and in the workforce. At East Detroit, there’s a safe environment that promotes high-quality instruction and an inspired education.
Choose the school with more choices. Enroll at East Detroit Public Schools this fall, and give them a brighter future. To learn more or apply, #GoEast and visit ChooseEastDetroit.com/Apply.
In Fitzgerald Public Schools (FPS), students in preschool through senior year are engaged in an education that blends the best of digital learning with the best of traditional offerings. A recent graduate of Fitzgerald High School (FHS) was awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship (http://gmsp.org/). As a lifelong resident in the district, this student excelled at the Macomb Math, Science and Technology Center and was president of the FHS National Honor Society.
During the 2013-2014 school year, six FHS female students earned recognition by placing in the Michigan Council of Women in Technology's Web Design Competition. Two of the students won first place honors in the advanced category. In this same year, a female student at FHS was one of 21 students statewide that earned the Breaking Traditions Award from the Michigan Department of Education for demonstrating success in a career and technical education program that is nontraditional for the gender.
As a result of the school district's efforts, it has received grant money to help with its educational efforts. FHS was recently awarded more than $20,000 for instruments by the notable Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. FPS was also one of four districts in the tri-county area to be awarded the Confucius Institute Classroom Grant. In cooperation with Wayne State University, this multi-year grant will provide more than $50,000 in technology, books and other classroom supplies, adding to what FPS already provides its students.
Fraser Public Schools' drive to redesign learning within the district comes from a realization that today's students must be provided with an educational experience that will prepare them to be successful in today's college and work environments.
The district is dedicated to equipping students with the skills they need to be successful both in and out of the classroom, driving the district's staff to transform learning to meet the needs of every child, every day.
To meet the new demand, the district has implemented high-impact teaching strategies and increased rigor for students. Strategically planned professional development sessions have resulted in purposeful lesson design and instruction to better meet the needs of all students. Correspondingly, district teachers are attending specialized training sessions focused on the Modern Teacher framework.
The district's vision to be an exemplary 21st century learning community whose graduates are prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected, changing world is Fraser Public Schools' driving force. By increasing instructional rigor and teaching in a blended learning environment, Fraser Public Schools strives to be a premier destination district for Macomb County families.
Global learning is where it's at for students to be competitive. Lake Shore Public Schools provides that type of learning.
Lake Shore offers foreign language classes starting in kindergarten. New for 2014-15, Lake Shore will be utilizing Rosetta Stone at the elementary buildings to offer Mandarin, German, Spanish and Italian to not only the students, but to their parents. Using the technology of Rosetta Stone will open the door for students to learn languages both at school and have the support to continue to learn at home.
Lake Shore opened the doors to a foreign language school and dormitory in 2011 to facilitate a growing exchange program. The district is fostering relationships with China, Germany, Italy and Spain to support their foreign language curriculum. This gives students the opportunity to not only learn the languages, but get a cultural experience that will help them compete in today's global society.
In addition to foreign language learning, the middle and high schools are home to award-winning athletics and fine and performing art programs. Kennedy Middle School has the only middle school band program in the state to receive First Division ratings for both jazz and concert bands. Students at Lake Shore High School can receive training in computer-aided design (CAD), medical and dental careers, computer science, web design and video productions.
Lakeview staff, in consultation with parents and community, developed an excellent choice of academic, extra-curricular and volunteer offerings for all levels of students. From preschool through the college courses offered, Lakeview students are achieving top scores in Macomb County on all grades of state-required standardized tests. In fact, for 2013-14, Lakeview elementary students earned "#1 or #2 in Macomb" on five out of eight elementary MEAP scores categories. High school students earned "#1 in Macomb" on two out of five MME scores categories. Students at Lakeview High School earn college credits through dual enrollment and Advanced Placement classes at higher rates than any high school in Michigan (which Lakeview pays for and hosts on campus during the school day).
Lakeview Public Schools has six main values:
- Every child has the ability to succeed
- High expectations will lead to high achievement
- Excellent staff makes a positive difference
- Parents are partners, 5) Quality programs meet individual needs
- Caring relationships are the foundation for a productive school culture
- Small actions create big outcomes
While academics are the primary focus, students need direction and experiences in leadership and character. These soft skills are taught through structured activities and clearly defined expectations for behavior.
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools (LCPS) is an exemplary district centered on student achievement. The district prides itself on meeting the needs of over 11,000 diverse students in two early childhood centers, ten elementary schools, four middle schools, two traditional high schools, an alternative high school and a career and technical education center.
Its mission is to create a challenging collaborative learning community which prepares all students for success in a global society. Guiding students to achieve their personal best is a combined effort of over 1,200 staff members, as they maintain a positive learning environment for students from pre-kindergarten to graduation. LCPS' robust curriculum is enhanced by classroom technology including iPads and interactive white boards, a specialized Math/Science/Technology program, numerous Advanced Placement courses, extensive world language classes, esteemed fine and performing arts and competitive athletics.
LCPS is very proud of two new initiatives for the 2014-2015 school year, a Kindergarten Chinese Immersion Program and the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC). The immersion program will deliver kindergarten curriculum in both English and Mandarin Chinese by a highly-qualified LCPS teacher and a Chinese teacher giving students the opportunity to expand their critical thinking and cognitive development. The second new program, AFJROTC, will be offered to all LCPS high school students interested in aerospace science, leadership education, and wellness. Students in the program will have hands-on experience preparing them for work in an expanding technological world. LCPS is confident that both new programs supplement its mission and offer further opportunities for students to achieve their personal best.
New Haven Community Schools was the recipient of many prestigious awards that focused on the district's green practices and growing music program.
Gov. Snyder recognized the district for its alternative energy curriculum. The district also earned two more awards for its energy efficiency practices. The Detroit Free Press named New Haven a Green Leader in the state, plus the Michigan Association of School Boards presented an Education Excellence award for its alternative energy curriculum. All New Haven schools are certified Michigan Green Schools.
Additionally, the district was named by The National Association of Music Merchants as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the nation. The district now has multiple bands and choirs as well as a guitar class. This football season, the district's marching band will be returning to the field.
Great things have happened in New Haven Community Schools academically, musically and with its curriculum - as all the awards and recognition listed below show.
Michigan's Best Award
Winner's Circle Award
Crystal Award for Customer Service
Best & Brightest Award
Governor's Certificate of Recognition
Macomb Energy Efficiency Expert Award
MSPRA Communications Award
VH1 Save the Music Grant
Transportation Supervisor of the Year Award
If there's a district that embraces technology, it's Romeo Community Schools (RCS). Last year, every K-12 RCS student received his/her own mobile device. K-5 students were given the latest iPad on the market - the 32GB iPad Air. Sixth-12th grade students received Lenovo Chromebooks.
RCS has a vision for student learning that recognizes the uniqueness of each child. With that in mind, their teachers searched for products that were designed to provide more than just one-size-fits-all technology.
Elementary students use eSpark, a program that takes math assessment data and input from each child's teacher to tailor a math program that is individualized for each child. High student engagement and accelerated academic growth have already been realized since eSpark was implemented last spring.
Elementary staff also created a toolkit of applications that were loaded on every iPad prior to students receiving them. The toolkit has items that range from interacting with maps to downloading and reading books to telling time, etc. Teachers can differentiate instructional tasks for students by checking on the progress students are making on a particular concept. Some students need more practice; others need more challenges. Technology provides an effective and efficient means for teachers to be sure they are meeting the needs of all students.
Secondary students use Chromebooks throughout the day. It's no surprise to see students using them in English class (for reading and writing), in history class (to check on facts or see pictures of things they are studying), in math or in science. They also use their new devices in physical education, music and art. The students also record data, take notes and get answers to their questions in those special subject areas.
Roseville Community Schools has been providing students with a first-class education for nearly 100 years.
Roseville High School features dynamic college credit opportunities and robust Career Tech offerings, including an award winning auto tech program. The district's middle schools boast proactive anti-bullying programs and new mobile iPad labs. Its elementary schools offer small class sizes as well as gifted and talented education for advanced students. Roseville Community Schools offers brand new or updated facilities, sophisticated technology in every classroom and a Scholarship Foundation which has given away over $1 million in scholarships over the past 50 years. There are two new curriculum additions that are unique to Macomb County the district is particularly proud of: An innovative reading program that's individualized for each student, and a brand new extended-year program.
Reading Mastery is a newly adopted reading program for kindergarten through fifth graders that utilizes direct, differentiated instruction to ensure that each student masters the necessary skills. The benefit for the student in this program is that it reduces their frustration by placing them at the appropriate reading level and moves them up to the next level when they are ready.
This summer, Roseville Community Schools introduced a brand new extended-year program, lengthening the school year by an additional 24 days for participating students. This tuition-free program ran for six weeks during the summer months and was attended by nearly 600 students throughout Macomb County. The curriculum focused on math, reading, writing, science, and social studies, and was supplemented by physical education, hands-on activities and field trips which included visits to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Roseville High School pool and the district's planetarium.
Macomb County's premier school district, with strong student achievement levels, nationally-recognized programs and a large portfolio of educational options available to families and students.
Student achievement levels in UCS consistently outpace all state and national averages. The district's graduation rate of 90 percent is 14 points higher than the State of Michigan average. The four UCS high schools (Eisenhower, Henry Ford II, Stevenson and Utica) have been named among the nation's best by Newsweek Magazine, and the Utica Academy for International Studies - an International Baccalaureate High School - has been named Michigan's most academically challenging high school by the Washington Post. District schools have also earned national and state blue ribbon achievements. In addition, UCS has been named one of the nation's best communities for music education.
All UCS families are offered a large portfolio of options to meet each student's unique learning style. In addition to the district's four comprehensive high schools, families may consider the nationally-recognized Utica Center for Science and Industry, which works directly with high-tech businesses to provide graduates with a competitive edge for the jobs of tomorrow. Also available is the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, where student achievement ranks among the highest in Macomb County. National recognition has also been awarded for success in Advance Placement and Career and Technical Education.
UCS students regularly earn top spots in local, state and national tournaments and competitions. In the past year alone, district students have captured titles in competitions related to science, robotics, mathematics, journalism, fine arts, social studies and much more.
With schools located in Warren, Sterling Heights and Troy, Warren Consolidated Schools has everything a Macomb County family is looking for in its 25 internationally-accredited schools. The district offers a high school and middle school Mathematics Science Technology Center; high school and middle school Performing Arts Program; innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); 21st Century Technology courses; a Career Preparation Center; band and championship athletics.
In addition to traditional elementary, middle and high schools, Warren Consolidated offers the first year-round elementary school option in Macomb County, providing a balanced calendar and additional days of enrichment opportunities.
The year-round schools began their second year of operation in August 2014. The concept began as an element of the Warren Consolidated Schools Dynamic Strategic Plan, which is focused on improving student achievement, expanding educational opportunities for students and providing educational choices for parents.
Benefits of the year-round schools include: increased overall attendance rates, higher academic growth rates compared to traditional schools, more time for new learning and less time needed to review at the beginning of the school year and less discipline problems.
The success of the year-round schools has led to the addition of sixth grade classes to the year-round elementary schools for the 2014-15 school year.
This initiative will provide students with more time to prepare for the middle school environment, offer a small-school setting, allow for the single teacher concept, give more integration of subject area content, provide a flexible time schedule and make available latchkey services for sixth grade students.
Warren Consolidated Schools is Creating Dynamic Futures by continuing to offer expanded learning opportunities to facilitate academic growth and high achievement by providing high-quality educational experiences in a variety of educational settings.
Warren Woods Public Schools (WWPS) is a district devoted to student achievement.
Within its close-knit professional learning community, the district strives to create an atmosphere where students and adults are part of a learning team that focuses on ensuring all students are successful in a culturally responsive environment. The work of Warren Woods' leaders revolves around one collective statement: They work to collaborate as a learning community to improve student achievement district wide…Make it Happen - Together. Above all, Warren Woods are known for the caring environment created for students. Our small community provides a sense of family that is imperative for student growth. Warren Woods prides itself in knowing who students are, not merely knowing what they can do. We offer a comprehensive education with a wide variety of fine arts, athletics, 21st century skills and engaging activities that are offered to all students without any extra, pay-to-participate fees. Warren Woods believes that all students should be offered an equal opportunity to a variety of unique possibilities to shape their future endeavors.
WWPS was recently awarded a district performance grant from the state for having a positive score trend on the Michigan Merit Exam over a four-year period. One of only seven districts in the county, this showcases the hard work of staff and students at Warren Woods Tower and Enterprise High Schools. In addition, the district is part of the Southwest Macomb Technical Education Consortium which provides students the best career and technical opportunities available; from health care to foods and hospitality to cosmetology, WWPS has opportunities for all interests.