At our ACTech (Art, Communication, and Technology) High School, students experience both personal and individualized instruction based on the Arts, Humanities, and Logistics. An interdisciplinary approach to learning will be emphasized, as students complete a rigorous program with variable instructional practices based on Michigan Merit Curriculum and Common Core State Standards. Credit will be granted and achievement will be communicated based on mastery of standards and skills. Instruction will take place in the classroom, in educational workshops, and through self-designed research and development. Students, staff, and community partnerships will create an enriching, challenging, and thought-provoking learning environment that will prepare and expose students to a collegiate experience.


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  • 13 Nov
    • Foundation Meetings 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Foundation Meetings
      Nov 13
      5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      HS Principal's Conference Room
      YCHS Calendar
  • 21 Nov
    • Hewitt Road Neighborhood Watch
      Nov 21
      5:45 PM to 7:15 PM
      HS Room 401
      YCHS Calendar
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/cru-wgts-qnj
  • 28 Nov
    • Upward Bound Parent Meeting
      Nov 28
      5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Media Center & Auditorium
      YCHS Calendar
      Need projector ans screen "Roderick Wallace EMU Upward Bound 201 Boone Hall Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-487-5690" This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/xkh-kehb-djd +1 605-865-2281 PIN: 782459426#
  • 2 Dec
    • MCOLES Police Academy 7:45 AM to 1:30 PM
      MCOLES Police Academy
      Dec 2
      7:45 AM to 1:30 PM
      HS Cafeteria, Gymnasium & Locker Rooms
      YCHS Calendar
      MCOLES Testing WCC Police Academy This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/ycschools.us/ycschools-us-fb?hceid=eWNzY2hvb2xzLnVzX2ZiMjlpcDFhNzI5bzdyMTh0bDhla2wzbXI4QGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20.h5icacpqoki04eff8dr28m9jbc&hs=121
  • 6 Dec
    • High School Choir Concert 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM
      High School Choir Concert
      Dec 6
      7:30 AM to 10:00 PM
      HS Auditorium
      YCHS Calendar
      Grand piano, mics, sound, lights, risers This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/tfh-rwci-zep +1 413-351-4589 PIN: 665463631#
    • Hewitt Road Neighborhood Watch
      Dec 6
      6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Room 401 HS
      YCHS Calendar
      December 6 at 6pm


Join Us!
Poetry Slam at YCHS

Poetry Slam at YCHS
What: Ann Arbor & Ypsi Teen Poetry Slams (Preliminary Rounds)
When: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m. (Preliminary Rounds will also be held at Pioneer on Nov. 12 and Community High on Nov. 16.)
Where: YCHS Auditorium
What's at Stake: The Top 5 student poets (based on judges' scores) will advance to the final round on Nov. 30 at the Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor. Top 5 poets in the finals will form an Ann Arbor-Ypsi Poetry Slam team that will compete regionally and nationally this spring.
How do students sign up: Email: Richard Mero at rmero2@ycschools.usrmero2@ycschools.us or Molly Raynor, the Literary Arts Director at the Neutral Zone, at molly@neutralzone.orgmolly@neutralzone.org

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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 

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Scholarship Information

Scholarship information page


YCS Traditional Calendar 2018-19

Seven Correlates of Effectiveness Information

Seven correlates of effectiveness.

Dress Code Policy for Ypsilanti Community Schools

Dress code policy.

School Information

Ypsilanti ACTech High School

2095 Packard Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI, MI 48197
Phone: 734-221-1000
Fax: 734-221-1003
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Cory Gildersleeve
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Amanda Rawsky
Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor
Kelle Williams
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Raymond Alvarado
Assistant Principal
Fred Jackson
Dean of Students
Keisha Alexander
Chrisena Orr

Athletic Office

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Lawrence Reeves
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

Counseling Department

WCC Admission Specialist

Julie Hane
WCC Admission Specialist


Brianna Jackson


Ted Booker
Tonysha Emerson

Grade Levels

9th -12th Grades

School Hours

Full Day
8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Early Dismissal
8:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Bell Schedule

  • 1st Hour - 8:15 - 9:15 am
  • 2nd Hour - 9:20 - 10:20 am
  • 3rd Hour - 10:25 - 11:30 am
  • 4th Hour - 11:35 am - 1:10 pm
  • 5th Hour - 1:10 - 2:10 pm
  • 6th Hour - 2:15 - 3:15 pm