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. 

YCHS Bathroom Policy from the YCS Administration

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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 (

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Welcome to the Ypsilanti Community Schools Family Engagement Survey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Families play an essential role in the educational success and social development of children. There are many different ways that you can get involved and support your children's (child's)  learning. Whether you attend PTA meetings, volunteer in your child's classroom, or just read with your child at home each night, you are making a positive contribution that will help your child succeed in school and life. 

Ypsilanti Community Schools believes in creating a strong parent and family network for our children. For us to serve the community effectively and meet the needs of families, students, and teachers, we would like to hear from you on how well your child(ren)'s school has met your family and child(ren)'s needs.  We'd also like to know how you feel about your involvement and the involvement of other parents at the school. There are no right or wrong answers. We are only interested in your opinions. 

We ask that the survey be completed by March 20, 2020

Thank you for providing your feedback. We appreciate the time you have taken and thank you for your partnership in this critical effort.

Link to survey

STEMM Middle College Parent Feedback / Survey

Hello STEMM Middle College Grizzly Parents, 

Please take a few moments and complete this survey for the STEMM Middle College. It's very important to us that we get our parent/guardian feedback. 

We will look forward to reading your responses as this will help to guide us in our decision making for the future. 


Please click on the link below for the survey: ​​​​​​​
Link to Parent Feedback/Survey

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


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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


Keisha Alexander
Chrisena Orr

Athletic Office

Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

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Lawrence Reeves
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

Counseling Department

WCC Admission Specialist

Julie Hane
WCC Admission Specialist


Brianna Jackson


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.