Be a Grizzly
Estabrook Students at  Imagination Station in Toledo
WIMA Open House
Estabrook participated in a country-wide event for Stacking
YCS Students Meet Iconic Civil Rights Leader, John Lewis
YCS Students Meet Iconic Civil Rights Leader, John Lewis
YCS Clothes Closet
YCHS First Quarter Honor Roll Assembly


WIMA Open House for YCS Families

Tuesday, December 19th - 6:00 pm


510 Emerick St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

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 Application Form

YCS WIMA Enrollment Information

YCS WIMA Admissions Process 2018-19


Local Students Meet Iconic Civil Rights Leader, John Lewis

Lynne Settles (YCHS Art Teacher) did an interview with WEMU 89.1 about the University of Michigan event with Congressman John Lewis! This was an amazing experience for our staff and students!  Each YCS student in attendance received a copy of the March comic book to read and have signed by the congressman. Students also submitted questions to ask Congressman Lewis during the symposium.

WEMU 89.1 Interview with Lynne Settles and YCS Student about Congressman John Lewis




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

  • 15 Dec
    • All Star Driver's Education 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      All Star Driver's Education
      Dec 15
      9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      HS Rm 215
      YCHS Calendar
    • OTTERS 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Dec 15
      5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      HS Pool
      YCHS Calendar
  • 16 Dec
    • Robotics Spaghetti Fundraiser
      Dec 16
      12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      HS Cafetria
      YCHS Calendar
      Ypsi Robotics Teams 470 and 66 Stacey Egnor - Fundraising 7349855443 Will use cafeteria tables
    • Recital YCHS Performing Arts
      Dec 16
      3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      HS Auditorium
      YCHS Calendar
      Will need Piano
  • 17 Dec
  • 18 Dec
    • All Star Driver's Education 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      All Star Driver's Education
      Dec 18
      9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      HS Rm 215
      YCHS Calendar
    • OTTERS 5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      Dec 18
      5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      HS Pool
      YCHS Calendar
  • 19 Dec


YCS Sex Education Advisory Board

We are seeking YCS parent input before recommendations are sent to the Board of Education. If you are a parent, please complete the survey found on our SEAB page. Link to survey
Link to flyer information

Sex Education Advisory Application

We're also recruiting new members of the YCS Sex Education Advisory Board to meet 4-6 times during the 2017-18 school year. Join the team by completing the application, link to the application is found below. If a paper application is necessary, please contact Kharena Keith at 734-221-1212.

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

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

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20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr.

Children & Youth Program
Please join us - Monday, January 15, 2018
U-M Modern Languages Bldg.
812 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Link to 20th Annual MLK, Jr. program and information

Link to register or learn more

Running Start

Register for this program here:
For Middle School and High School students
Four Workshops 2 hours each

Link to Running Start flyer


YCS Clothes Closet

What is the Clothes Closet?

Clothes Closet provides amenities and clothing for children and youth in need, who are enrolled in the Ypsilanti Community School District. YCS families may use the Clothes Closet up to two times per year.

Link to clothes closet flyer and more information



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


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

S.M.N Holiday Toy Give Away

Saturday, December 16th -
2:00-5:30 pm
You have to register at
Limit 1 toy per child up to 12 years old

Link to more information




Scientist Spotlight

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

Link to more information




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

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