Middle School Small Learning Communities
The YCS middle school philosophy is centered around:
All instruction will be based on best practices pedagogy. In our positive and safe, student-centered environment, all voices will be honored. Problem-solving, innovative thinking and creativity will be integrated into all facets of our school community. We are committed to the success of all stakeholders.
All Small Learning Communities will have co- curricular activities (after school enrichment programs and athletics - as governed by age requirements).
Middle School Options
Students may choose from one of the 6-8 middle school options. Parents of 5th-grade students who are not currently enrolled in one of the elementary buildings may indicate their interest in the WIMA program option through the application process.
Grades 6th - 8th
Location: YCS Middle School - Willow Run Campus, 235 Spencer Lane
Phone Number: 734-221-2200
Ypsilanti Community Middle School (YCMS) offers targeted instructional support for 6th graders, ensuring purposeful, exploratory learning. In 7th grade, all students follow a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focused program. In 8th grade, the ACTech drives an Arts, Communication, Technology program. This enriching, varied approach prepares students for high school where they can choose a path in ACTech or STEMM Middle College (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing).
Grades 6th - 8th
Location: Co-located with Washtenaw International High School, 510 Emerick St.
Phone Number: 734-994-8145
This SLC takes a holistic, worldview approach to learning through critical thinking, collaboration, and inquiry. As the name implies, international standards are incorporated and course offerings include foreign languages, culture studies, and the State Common Core Standards. Students who are self-starters and ambitious will thrive in this environment. Current participants in the Willow Run WINGS program will feel at home with the pace and rigor of this academy.
Current 6th and 9th-grade students are invited to apply for the Wolverine Pathways program. Here is the link to the Wolverine Pathways website. It provides access to the application as well as other important information.
The window for completing the Wolverine Pathways application is January 2 - February 25. Please advise students who are interested in applying to begin the process as soon as possible, as a student essay, teacher recommendations, and copies of report cards are required. These can take time to complete and gather.
If you, your students, or their parents have additional questions, contact information for Wolverine Pathways staff can be found on the website.