Be a Grizzly
Erickson Elementary and United Way
WISD is seeking renewal
YIES Peace
Art Class YCHS-ACTech
Ypsilanti African-American Mural Project
Fall Harvest Festival


Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools

Be A Grizzly

     Link to Welcome to YCS video transcript

Washtenaw ISD is Seeking Renewal of a Special Education Millage

The Washtenaw ISD is seeking the renewal of a .9719 special education millage, which will generate $15 million in revenue for over 6,500 students that receive special education services. The information provided on this site is designed to help you understand the question before voters on November 7, 2017.

Link to more information 

Fall Harvest Festival at YCMS

Come and Celebrate After School Activities

Meet local community organizations
Play fun activities
Thursday, October 26th, from 5:00-7:00 pm

Link to more information

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

  • 18 Oct
    • All Star Driver's Education 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      All Star Driver's Education
      Oct 18
      9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      HS Rm 215
      YCHS Calendar
    • OTTERS 5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      Oct 18
      5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      HS Pool
      YCHS Calendar
  • 19 Oct
    • All Star Driver's Education 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      All Star Driver's Education
      Oct 19
      9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      HS Rm 215
      YCHS Calendar
    • OTTERS 5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      Oct 19
      5:10 PM to 8:30 PM
      HS Pool
      YCHS Calendar
    • Ypsilanti Realtor Mixer 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Ypsilanti Realtor Mixer
      Oct 19
      7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Ypsilanti Freight House, 100 Market Pl, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA
      YCS District Calendar
  • 20 Oct
    • All Star Driver's Education 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      All Star Driver's Education
      Oct 20
      9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      HS Rm 215
      YCHS Calendar
    • OTTERS 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Oct 20
      5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      HS Pool
      YCHS Calendar
  • 22 Oct


YCMS 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

Ypsilanti Community Schools

Contact information for each school.

Link to contact information.





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

FIRST Robotics National Publication Publishes Case Study on Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College

A New Type of School Teaches Skills for the Future

Link to case study information

Lynne Settles - Ypsi Real

Ypsi RealWashtenaw County Convention & Visitors Bureau Partners with Eastern Michigan University for Campaign Welcoming People to Ypsilanti

The diversity and inclusivity of Ypsilanti are featured in a new video.

Link to video

The Learning Studio

YCHS at ArtPrize

Our students once again had the awesome opportunity to attend and participate in ArtPrize, thanks to Art Class YCHS-ACTech's Lynne Settles and the University of Michigan's Mark Tucker. These amazing photos were captured by two photo students from The Learning Studio at YCS.

Link to photos 

Guest Speaker, Mike Ellison Visits and Inspires YCS Students

Michael D. Ellison is an African-American recording artist and actor. Ellison was born in Ethiopia and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Link to video

Michigan Design Winter Challenge Student Finalists

Three of our WIMA students were chosen as finalists in the Michigan Design Winter Challenge! Click on link below for more information about the challenge and a photo of the students and sponsoring teachers (media releases are on file for all three students).

Link to Michigan Design Winter Challendge Student Finalists story


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

Other Information

Ypsilanti Community High School RCTC Auto Detail Fundraiser

October 9 - October 20 by appointment only. The Collision Repair Class will do auto detailing to raise money for the program:

  • $45 donation
  • Drop off at 7:30 am Pickup @2:30 pm
  • To make an appointment and support the YCHS CTC fundraiser please call Bill Burnette at 734-221-1280 or email him at

Supporting Our School and Community Activities

Ypsilanti Community Schools will host the Ypsilanti Realtor Mixer on Thursday, October 19th, at Freighthouse in Depot Town.  The event starts at 7:00 p.m. with hors-d'oeuvres followed by an informational presentation on YCS and the dynamic things happening in the district.  This event is open to realtors, builders, and contractors.  Please R.S.V. P. at for this FREE event! Link to flyer

University of Michigan - LSA Museum of Natural History ID Day
Bring in your treasures and discover ours! - October 8th
Link to flyer and more information

University of Michigan - LSA Museum of Natural History  
Family Halloween Party - October 29th
Link to flyer and more information

Scientist Spotlight

U-M Museum of Natural History

  • Sunday, October 22nd and November 12th from 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 2nd and December 30th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Link to more information

Dine to Donate at Aubree's


Wednesday, November 8, 2017
11:00 am - 11:00 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

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

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.

Employment Opportunities

Link to YCS employment opportunities