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Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College

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 Middle College

YSMC Information

Vision:

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. 

Overview:

Our Middle College blurs the border between high school and college. This 5-year blended institution program ideally combines 2.5 years onsite at Ypsilanti Community High School with 2.5 years offsite at our partner college, Washtenaw Community College. All STEMM students who complete the program will earn a high school diploma and 15-60 transferable college credits. 

Students will earn a MEMCA (Michigan Early College Association Accreditation) approved College Readiness Certification, and either a certification in one of a number of MEMCA Technical Certification programs or an associate’s degree upon graduation from the STEMM Middle College. Students are enrolled in an intensive STEMM–based Michigan Merit Curriculum, where they are intentionally supported and guided as they develop into successful college-level learners.

Program Benefits:

  • Up to 60 transferable college credits from Washtenaw Community College
  • Mentoring and support from advisors/teachers while transitioning from high school to college
  • Engineering and Manufacturing experiences as part of the Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College Curriculum
  • MEMCA College Readiness Certification
  • Development of an Educational Development Plan used to guide the students through the 5 year blended institutional experience.
  • Two world-class FIRST FRC Robotics Teams (Team 66 and 470)
  • 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 (www.firstinspires.org).

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Program Benefits
 

  • Up to 84 college credits from Washtenaw Community College
  • Data-driven Inquiry-based Engineering and Manufacturing experiences as part of the Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College Curriculum
  • Michigan High School Merit Curriculum
  • MEMCA College Readiness Certification
  • Development of an Educational Development Plan used to guide the students through the 5 year blended institutional experience.
  • Two world-class FIRST FRC Robotics Teams (Team 66 and 470)
  • Students and parent program orientation
  • MEMCA Technical Certifications Offered Through the Academy
    • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
    • Computer systems technology
    • Construction technology
    • Engineering design & technology
    • Aviation technology

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Middle College Application, Information and Media Links

Application Information

Application: We are now accepting applications.

Application Link.

2017-18 Course Guidebook

2017-18 Course Guidebook

Graduation Requirements / Curriculum Guide

STEMM Graduation Requirements - adopted 2017

Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College Graduation Requirements

Link to STEMM graduation requirements

Important Links

 

 

 

School Information

Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College

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

Principal

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Cory Gildersleeve
Principal

Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor

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Amanda Rawsky
Assistant Principal/Special Education Supervisor
734-221-1133

Climate and Culture Coach

Fred Jackson
Climate and Culture Coach

Assistant Principal

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Raymond Alvarado
Assistant Principal

Secretary

Keisha Alexander
Secretary
734-221-1001
Chrisena Orr
Secretary
734-221-1048

Athletic Office

Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

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Lawrence Reeves
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal
734-221-1008

Counseling Department

Registrar Secretary

Annette Cain
Registrar Secretary

WCC Admission Specialist

Julie Hane
WCC Admission Specialist

Registrar

Brianna Jackson
Registrar
734-221-1066

Counselor

Ted Booker
Counselor

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.