Be a Grizzly
Art Class YCHS-ACTech
YCHS ACCE Greenfield Village trip
Holmes Rain Garden
Holmes Rain Gardern
Estabrook Students at  Imagination Station in Toledo
WIMA Open House
Estabrook participated in a country-wide event for Stacking


Current YCS 5th grade families interested in WIMA are invited to join us on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
at WIMA for an opportunity to meet and talk with WIMA staff about the IB framework.

YCS WIMA Enrollment Information

YCS WIMA Admissions Process 2018-19 

Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Instruction, Dr. Sherrell Hobbs

Ypsilanti Community Schools would like to welcome Dr. Sherrell Hobbs to the YCS team as the new Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Instruction. Dr. Hobbs is a native of Detroit, Michigan and has worked in the educational sector for over 20 years. She received her doctoral degree from Wayne State University and most recently worked at Detroit Public Schools Community District as the principal for Golightly Educational Center.  

Dr. Hobbs is passionate about educating children and is excited to work with the YCS administrators, teachers and students. In her leisure time, Dr. Hobbs enjoys traveling and reading.  Her favorite author is Dr. Robert Quinn who holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Organization and Management at the Ross Business School. 

Please welcome Dr. Sherrell Hobbs to the Ypsilanti Community Schools family. Her first official day at YCS is Wednesday, November 8, 2017.



Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools

Be A Grizzly

     Link to Welcome to YCS video transcript
Preschool Enrollment - Ypsilanti Community Schools is still enrolling for preschool for 4-year-olds. If your child turned 4 years old before September 1st they may be eligible for our high-quality preschool program at Ford, Perry, or Beatty Early Learning Centers. To apply go to or call 1-800-777-2861.


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Upcoming Events


Ypsilanti students to benefit from new scholarship partnerships

Leaders from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Bank of Ann Arbor, Convention and Visitors Bureau, National Association of African American in Human Resources, Ypsilanti Area Community Fund and Ypsilanti Community Schools gather to announce new partnerships to benefit Ypsilanti students.

Link to article

School of Choice - 2017-2018 School year

Students residing outside of the YCS district boundaries but living within Washtenaw County or a contiguous county are eligible to enroll as a school of choice student.
School of choice application form
Application for 2017-2018

School Of Choice Windows

Spring SOC December 1, 2017 - February 7, 2018

YCHS Freshman Academy

Why choose YCHS Freshman Academy

  • Freshman Academy Bridge Program (includes team building activities, school tour, meet + greet)
  • Collegiate and cultural field trips
  • Hands-on learning experiences
  • Cross-curricular learning
  • Small learning communities
  • Separate from the general high school population
  • Working relationships with local colleges and universities
  • Placed-Based Learning • Reading and Math Interventions
  • Technology-driven 

Link to brochure

Scholastic Books Warehouse Adventure

Dr. Edmondson, Laura Frey-Greathouse, and Taryn Reid went to Scholastic Books Warehouse and shopped for new books! We purchased $2,800 worth of leisure books for our K-8 schools through a donation from EMU Athletic Department! We still have more books to purchase!

Scholastic Book Warehouse
Scholastic Book Warehouse
Scholastic Book Warehouse
Scholastic Book Warehouse
Scholastic Book Warehouse

Other Information

AM and RM Young / A2SO scholarship opportunities for 2 graduating YCHS seniors


A. Michael and Remedios Montalbo Young with the A2SO will be continuing and EXPANDING, the scholarship opportunities for the class of 2018.  

There will be TWO $2,500 scholarships given

  • One to a student exploring music- or music-related studies in a Michigan institution of higher education (including community college, 4-year college or university or technical school), 
  • One to a student exploring general studies in a Michigan institution of higher education (including community college, 4-year college or university or technical school)

Link to Ypsilanti Community HS General Studies Application

Link to Ypsilanti Community HS Music or Arts Scholarship Application


Once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Sponsored by BCBS of Michigan and the Detroit Lions

Link to more information'






U-M/Qualcomm Thinkabit Laboratory at the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) Tour!

Please join us on November 30th to tour the new Michigan Engineering which has partnered with Qualcomm to expand our reach all the way to middle school students!  MEZ is now also a destination where groups of middle schools students participate in a one day experience to explore the world of work and robotics. In each session, our teachers engage 30 students in exercises to develop their potential and begin to prepare themselves for the careers that interest them. In addition, they each build a small computer-driven model to solve a problem of their choice.

Speakers from Qualcomm and the University of Michigan will describe the partnership and share the value with local middle school students. 

RSVP here

Link to more information

Estabrook Holiday Craft Festival

Saturday, December 2nd
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Crafters and Vendors needed

Link to more information


Scientist Spotlight

U-M Museum of Natural History
Saturday, December 2nd and December 30th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Link to more information




Aladdin Jr., Auditions

Ypsilanti Community Middle School will have auditions for the spring musical, for middle school students.

Disney Aladdin Jr. on December 6th and 7th! at YCMS

Link to flyer



826Michigan Tutoring and Drop-in Writing

826michigan is a nonprofit organization serving students in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit, Michigan. 826michigan inspires school-aged students to write confidently and skillfully with the help of adult volunteers in their communities.

Link to more information

Headache Study Recruitment 

Research Opportunity at EMU
We want to hear from you! • Have a child/teen between the ages of 6 and 17 with chronic, recurrent, or daily headaches? • Is your family interested in answering questions about your child/teen’s headaches and coping?

Link to more information

Sex Education Advisory Application

An application for parents to join the Sex Ed Advisory Board. 
Link to application
Link to parent letter from Superintendent, Dr. Edmondson

Employment Opportunities

Link to YCS employment opportunities

YCS Vision

To Be the First Choice for an Exceptional Cradle-to Career Education.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975

Ypsilanti Community Schools is in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in District programs, services, and activities. The District's policy manual for Section 504 can be found on the District's website. Click on this link for District's Discrimination Manual.


Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools|University of Michigan

School Based Health Center

  • YCHS contact phone number:  734-221-1007
  • YCMS contact phone number:  734-221-2271

YCHS Athletics Winter Sports 

To participate in Winter Sports at YCS you must have a physical. To schedule an appointment for a FREE physical contact: RAHS at 734-221-1007