Our Schools and Small Learning Communities


Small Learning Communities (SLCs) emphasize small structure and curricular specialization as well as focus on the learner and learning and in particular, the active and collaborative nature of students' and teachers' work. In a Small Learning Community, interdisciplinary teams of teachers assume responsibility for student educational progress across years of school and maximize flexibility to act on the knowledge of students' needs.

This is a form of school structure that is designed to provide more personalized learning to better meet the needs of students. Each SLC shares the same teachers and classes are taught with the emphasis on a theme or career emphasis. For example, University High School SLC will use the fine and performing arts as a theme to teach math, science and all the common core subjects required by the state. Several Small Learning Communities can exist in the same building.

Elementary Schools

Secondary Schools

Grades Preschool - K - 1

Grades 6 - 8

Beatty Early Learning Center  
Head Start
1661 LeForge Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198 

Ford Early Learning Center  
2440 Clark Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Perry Early Learning Center 
550 Perry Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Ypsilanti Community Middle School - Willow Run Campus
235 Spencer Lane
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

IB program - Grades 6 - 8

Washtenaw International Middle Academy
510 Emerick Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Grades Pre-School - K - 5

Grades 9 - 12

Ypsilanti International Elementary School    
Entrance on Vought
503 Oak Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Grades 1 - 5

Erickson Elementary  
1427 Levona Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Grades 2 - 5

Holmes Elementary
1255 Holmes Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Grades 2 - 8

Estabrook Elementary
1555 W. Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College
2095 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Ypsilanti AC Tech 
& Ypsilanti 9th Grade Academy

Arts, Communications, and Technology
2095 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Ypsilanti A.C.C.E. Program
Achieving Career & College Education Program 
George School
1076 Ecorse Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Participating High School Programs

Early College Alliance at EMU
220 King Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Washtenaw International High School (WIHI)
510 Emerick St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

WAVE Washtenaw (Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education)
Link to WAVE program