Program Overview:         
  • Blends high school and college, resulting in a high school diploma and 15-60 transferable college credits. 
  • Typically a 5 year program = 3 high school + 2 college 
  • Ability to dual enroll at WCC depends on:
    • GPA
    • Accuplacer college reading and writing readiness scores
    • Soft skills certification
  • MEMCA - State Accredited Middle College
  • Career Technical Education (CTE) provided within YCS
    • Culinary
    • Auto Tech
    • Auto Body
A Brief History

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. 


The Ypsilanti STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Manufacturing) Middle College offers a rigorous, relevant and technologically advanced learning experience for all students. Businesses, community partnerships, and STEMM-based electives are used to create and incorporate real-world experiences in the learning process. Inquiry and project-based instructional best practices are implemented to ensure every student accomplishes their goals. In order to create a meaningful educational experience, we have established a system of shared responsibility and collaboration, supported by the trust and respect of students, staff, and the community. The culminating learning experience for STEMM will be a Senior Capstone project. 

Program Benefits:

  • Up to 60+ FREE transferable college credits with an associates degree
  • FREE transportation to YCS and WCC campuses
  • Mentoring and support from teachers and advisors while transitioning from high school to college
  • Engineering and Manufacturing experiences 
  • Participation in YCS athletics and elective courses
  • World-class FIRST Robotics Team 
  • U of M, EMU and WCC Partnerships 
  • Engineering and Manufacturing experiences as part of the Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College Curriculum
  • Annual updating of Educational Development Plan specific for each student
  • MEMCA Technical Certifications Offered:
    • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
    • Computer systems technology
    • Construction technology
    • Engineering design & technology
    • Aviation technology
    • Machine Tool Technology 

Core Values: 

  • College Readiness
  • Teamwork 
  • Diversity
  • Gracious Professionalism

FIRST Robotics Engineering Principles:

The idea for the YCHS STEMM Middle College grew out of work with our FIRST Robotics Team 66. Using FIRST principles, engaging our students in engineering principles to design and compete in FIRST Robotic Competitions allowed us to design a highly competitive robotics program, from which our drive to build a STEMM Community arose. FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology) is the backbone of this Middle College.  FIRST’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership (



Ypsilanti Community High School Virtual Tour

Middle College Application, Information and Media Links


2020-21 School Year Calendar

PDF DocumentYCS 2020-21 Traditional Calendar

Please remember the first day of school for students K-12 is Monday, September 8, 2020. Pre-school students start after the Labor Day holiday on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 

Additional Information

2020-21 Course Guidebook

2020-21 Course Guidebook

Graduation Requirements / Curriculum Guide

STEMM Graduation Requirements - updated 2020

Application: We are now accepting applications.

Application Link.

Important Links




School Information

Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College

2095 Packard Rd.
Phone: 734-221-1000
Fax: 734-221-1103


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Cory Gildersleeve

Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor

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Amanda Rawsky
Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor

Climate and Culture Coach

Fred Jackson
Climate and Culture Coach

Assistant Principal

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Raymond Alvarado
Assistant Principal


Vanessa Hall


Chrisena Orr
Catriece Robertson

Athletic Office

Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

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Lawrence Reeves
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

Counseling Department

College Advisor

Alazia Mitchell
College Advisor

WCC Admission Specialist

Julie Hane
WCC Admission Specialist


Ted Booker

Grade Levels

9th - 13th Grades

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.