Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College

In 2015 the Michigan Department of Education endorsed the Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College as one of a small number of Middle College High Schools in the State of Michigan.

The Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College is working with the Michigan Early/Middle College Association (MEMCA), the Michigan Department of Education and Washtenaw Community College to significantly increase the high school, collegiate and post-secondary success and completion rate of Ypsilanti youth.

The Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College was granted MEMCA Accreditation on Dec. 1, 2016. 

About Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College

Our Middle College High School blurs the border between high school and college. This 5-year blended institution program combines 3-4 years in the YSMC (onsite at YCHS) with 1-2 years in the Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College (offsite at our partner college, Washtenaw Community College). We offer students a chance to begin college work while still in high school. All STEMM students will take a mixture of high school and college courses where they advance, earning a high school diploma and up to 60 college credits.

Students will earn MEMCA approved College Readiness Certification, and either a Certification in one of a number of MEMCA Technical Certification programs (see below) or an associate’s degree upon graduation from the STEMM Middle College. Students are enrolled in an intensive STEMM–based Michigan Merit Curriculum, where they are intensively supported and guided as they experience themselves as successful college-level learners.

Calendar and Upcoming Events

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1/2 Day, Exams hours 5, 6, 7
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No School for Students (Staff PD and Records Day)
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Start of Second Semester
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5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College Open House
2095 Packard St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA
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Important Links

  • STEMM Middle College / FIRST Robotics Students Interviewed on the The Lucy Ann Lance Show  - Podcast of the Interview (2/10/17)


Calendar of Events

Middle College Application and Information

STEMM Middle College Parents Survey

STEMM Middle College Parents please compelet this Suvery Thank you for your assistance.

Application Information

Application: We are now accepting applications.

We have a limited number of spaces left in our freshman, sophomore and junior classes.
Application Link.

STEMM student - Ian Timbs - featured on the front page of the Washtenaw Community College Newspaper -  WCC On The Record September 2016 Edition

Program Benefits

  • Up to 84 college credits from Washtenaw Community College
  • Data-driven Inquiry-based Engineering and Manufacturing experiences as part of the Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College Curriculum
  • Michigan High School Merit Curriculum
  • MEMCA College Readiness Certification
  • Development of an Educational Development Plan used to guide the students through the 5 year blended institutional experience.
  • Students and parent program orientation
  • MEMCA Technical Certifications Offered Through the Academy
    • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
    • Computer systems technology
    • Construction technology
    • Engineering design & technology
    • Aviation technology

Grizzly Robotics 2016 State Championship Chairman's Video

State Championship Winning Version of the 2016 Chairman's Video - Grizzly Robotics, FIRST FRC Team 66 - Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College.This video documents how the Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College was opened in the fall of 2013 using the principles of FIRST Robotics and it's impact on the students of Ypsilanti.

TEDx Talk from 2016: Robots in the Classroom

This unique two-person talk explores the story of an educator who founded a middle college high school, based on the principles of F.I.R.S.T. Robotics, and one of the students who has been impacted by this unique approach to urban, at-risk education. Hands-on design and manufacturing courses form the backbone of the curriculum in the Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College. In an educational era where manufacturing classes are seen as relics of the past, a student’s story of her transformed life suggests that hands on technical engagement may be the future of education.

Senior Information

Senior Information page

Scholarship Information

Scholarship information page

Bus Schedule

YCHS Bus routes and times

Dress Code Policy for Ypsilanti Community Schools

Dress code policy.

Graduation Commencement Ceremony

YCS Graduation
Class of 2017 Graduation
Place:  EMU Convocation Center. 
Date: June 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm.

School Information

Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College

2095 Packard Rd.
Phone: 734-221-1000
Fax: 734-221-1103
Profile Photo
Cory Gildersleeve
Interim Principal
Amanda Rawsky
Interim Assistant Principal
D. Scott Heister
Academic Leader
Fred Jackson
Dean of Students
Keisha Alexander
Chrisena Orr

Counseling Department

Christopher Donoghue

Grade Levels

Freshman - Year 13

School Hours

Full Day
8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
1/2 Day Early Dismissal
8:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.