Our Schools and Small Learning Communities
WHAT ARE SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITIES?
Small Learning Communities (SLCs) emphasize small structure and curricular specialization as well as focus on the learner and learning and in particular, the active and collaborative nature of students' and teachers' work. In a Small Learning Community, interdisciplinary teams of teachers assume responsibility for student educational progress across years of school and maximize flexibility to act on the knowledge of students' needs.
This is a form of school structure that is designed to provide more personalized learning to better meet the needs of students. Each SLC shares the same teachers and classes are taught with the emphasis on a theme or career emphasis. Several Small Learning Communities can exist in the same building.
Grades Preschool - K - 1
Grades 6 - 8
Beatty Early Learning Center
Ford Early Learning Center
Perry Early Learning Center
Grades K - 5
Ypsilanti International Elementary School
Grades 1 - 5
Grades 2 - 5
Grades 2 - 5
Ypsilanti Community Middle School
Grades 9 - 12
Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College
Ypsilanti AC Tech
Ypsilanti A.C.C.E. Program
Grades TK - 8
TK-8 Online Learning Program
Participating Middle and High School Programs
Early College Alliance at EMU
Washtenaw International High School and Middle Academy (WIHI) Program
WAVE Washtenaw (Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education)
SCHOOL OF CHOICE OPEN - FALL TERM
Students residing outside of the YCS district boundaries but living within Washtenaw County or a contiguous county are eligible to enroll as a school of choice student.
FALL: Applications accepted February 9 through October 4, 2023.
Application for 2023-2024
School Of Choice Windows
Semester 1 - Fall 2023
- Start date of the PROPOSED application and enrollment window:2/9/2022
- End date of the PROPOSED application and enrollment window:10/4/2023
Grzzly Learning Camp registration for Prek - 8th grade is now closed
We will put students on a waitlist and if space becomes available we will contact the families.
9th - 12th grade remains open.