Academics

The Third Grade Reading legislation requires each district to implement an on-going norm-referenced assessment (like the NWEA MAP Test) to identify each child’s reading progress.

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, all third graders in Michigan are required to meet the state’s reading proficiency criteria on the M-STEP and/or qualify for a good cause exemption as defined in PA 306, in order to be promoted to fourth grade.

For continued support in reading, please contact your child’s teacher. For more on the state’s Read By Grade Three Law, go to the Michigan Department of Education’s webpage on early literacy (www.michigan.gov/earlyliteracy), where you can find helpful information and resources. 

Academic News

Perry Project - Students are now 54 years old

Perry Early Learning Center 

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Preschool - Young 5s - KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

YCS Preschool and Kindergarten Age Eligibility Guidelines 2022-2023

Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools Preschool and Kindergarten Programs. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.  The information below will assist you in the registration process.

Preschool

Eligibility: Age 3 by December 1st, 2022

  • DOB Eligibility:  12/1/2018 through 11/30/2019

Eligibility:  Age 4 by December 1st, 2022 

  • DOB Eligibility: 12/1/17 through 11/30/18

Our preschool program focuses on the social, emotional, and academic needs of the Three and Four-year-old child. Our teaching staff provides developmentally appropriate activities in Math, Science, Reading, and Writing. Your child will learn Kindergarten Readiness skills and help build a solid foundation for success in his/her educational journey.

Young Fives

Young Fives is a two-year program designed for children turning 5 years old between June 1 and August 31st. 

  • DOB Eligibility: 6/1/2017 through 8/31/2017

The program provides a strong foundation for future success in all areas of learning. Children are taught with hands-on materials, songs, and games. They are assessed by observation and work samples. Upon completion of the two-year program, children enter first grade.

Students who turn 5 after August 31st should enroll in the preschool program. 

Kindergarten

Eligibility: According to Michigan Compiled Law under MCL 380.1147 and 388.1606 enrollment age for incoming kindergarten students are as follows:

  • Students must turn 5 by September 1, 2022. 

  • DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2016 through 6/1/2017

Exceptions Provided for Kindergarten Enrollment Age

If a child is not 5 years of age by September 1st, but will be 5 not later than December 1st.  Kindergarten Waiver Request form must be submitted prior to beginning school.

A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian that the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child's age or other factors. The school will work with the parent/guardian to make the best placement decision for your child.

 

Early Childhood Programs

Information on Early Childhood Programs at Ypsilanti Community Schools.
Visit the Early Childhood Programs page


Student Support Services

Ypsilanti Community School provides services to students with disabilities in a continuum of educational environments, from regular class placements with special education services and programs to full-day programs in county-based programs.
Visit the Student Support Services page

M-STEP Parent Information

Link to parent guide
 

 

YCHS Freshman Academy

The Mission

The Freshman Academy will lay the foundation for students to successfully build their skill, will and character.

The Vision

To create a positive learning community through: • Building strong relationships • Life skills curriculum • Creating academic accountability.

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 about the Freshman Academy