Academics

Third Grade Reading Legislation

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. 

 

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
Letter to parents

 

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

 

   

 

Important Information:

 

How are 'Common Core' standards playing out in Michigan classrooms today?

Back in 2010, the State Board of Education approved the Common Core State Standards for Michigan — a set of math and English goals for K-12 students. 
Explantion of standards

Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School
Link to article

From WISD

A literacy resource site for educators

June

 

Lessons Learned

On May 19th, both the SOEL & IDLL networks came together via Zoom for one last meeting of the year. Over the 2019-2020 year, our face-to-face meetings included a guest teaching artist from UMS, researchers from UM, visits to Washtenaw County schools, the UMMA and EMU C2W.  When we shifted to distance teaching and learning, we wanted to reflect on where we were and where we are going.