Ann Arbor Pathways to Success - Academic Campus Pathways is a high school campus for students needing or preferring a smaller, intimate academic environment that perhaps may be unavailable at larger, comprehensive high schools. Through multiple pathways and flexible learning opportunities such as online coursework, traditional direct instruction models, project based learning, community internships, split enrollment opportunities with the comprehensive high schools and dual enrollment opportunities with Washtenaw Community College, students can design an academic program that aligns with their future endeavors. Pathways Academic Campus meets all The State of Michigan graduation requirements while also providing a unique setting for success.
Pathways is designed to provide choice for students through distinctive class offerings in the core academic and elective areas. By design and intention, The Pathways Campus offers small class sizes, unique teacher – student interactions, business partnerships, business internships, and day and evening options.
Enrollment is a choice Enrollment is a choice by the student (parent, guardian) and nearly guaranteed. We offer morning (traditional), afternoon, and evening options that accommodate all learners. Upon admission, students are given careful consideration in determining appropriate student placement.
Enrollment Process The Pathways to Success Campus is open to any 9th – 12th grade student residing in Ann Arbor’s attendance area and School of Choice is a limited option for those living outside the District boundaries. To enroll a student must first complete the Space Available in District Transfer / Ann Arbor Pathways Application packet (available for download below) and/or work with his (her) guidance counselor or principal to complete such.
Pathways to Success Referral Process Referral from original home school required! Please see your Counselor or Administrator to have the referral completed.
Referrals are submitted to Pathways by Middle School administrative liaison or counselor
Referrals reviewed by Pathways Team
Parent contacts made by Pathways staff to schedule intake appointments & scheduling.
* Students with IEP require a transitional IEP meeting with referring school and Pathways SPED
Community High School Community is not an open school for students to enroll as they choose. Students must be selected as part of the lottery process and/or off of a "wait list". However, Huron students may attend Community or any other AAPS HS through Split Enrollment.
Community High has been a public school of choice for the students of the Ann Arbor School District since 1972. CHS is one of the oldest public magnet schools in the country.
What makes us unique is also what defines us as a school: Forum, a student-centered, student-run cohort. You eat together, hang out together, graduate together, take trips together, and spend your time talking about life.
CHS is committed to facilitate innovative learning in the classroom as well as in the community. Our open campus environment fosters and encourages self-initiated learning opportunities. Students design their own coursework, and sometimes their own courses.
A2Virtual+ Academy A2 Virtual+ is an option for all students (Kindergarten-Grade 12). There are two distinct programs, Secondary (grades 6-12) and elementary (Kindergarten-Grade 5), serving the unique needs of each population.
The mission of A2 Virtual+ Academy is to provide all students the opportunity to take innovative, flexible, non-traditional classes as part of their individual education plan on the path to graduation. Personalized * Accommodating * Flexible * Student-Centered
Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education (WAVE) The Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education is a free, public high school program for students in Washtenaw County school districts. Ann Arbor students are not eligible for the WAVE program, but may enroll In Ypsilanti Schools through School of Choice through to attend the WAVE program.
WAVE is a flexible, student-centered, project-based approach to learning for students who need an alternative to the traditional high school model. Support is provided through an advisory teacher and online content support teachers. Staff work together to design and administer an academic program that meets the state standards and prepares each student for further education and career skills.
WCC Adult Transitions Plus - Significantly behind in credits toward High School Graduation? Aging out of Tranditional High School programs (on the first day of the school year; traditional students must be under 20 years, Special Education students best be under 26)? Almost every job that pays well requires some college education. But how do you get that education when so many things stand in your way?
The Answer. . . Call or email Adult Transitions - GED Plus at Washtenaw Community College. Our purpose is to help you complete high school through our GED program, get you ready college, and to take advantage of all Washtenaw has to offer. Our staff of counselors and instructors can help you overcome almost any barrier to educational success.
Washtenaw Technical Middle College (WTMC) A Middle College, not a High School. Washtenaw Technical Middle College (WTMC) is a Michigan Public School Academy chartered by and located on the campus of Washtenaw Community College (WCC). WTMC students jointly enroll as full time students at WCC , and are required to meet all pre-requisites, requirements and conditions of Washtenaw Community College students. WTMC students graduate with a high school diploma and a certificate and/or an associate degree from WCC.
The WTMC Program.WTMC is a skill based, as opposed to a credit based, educational program. Rather than merely accumulating high school credits, WTMC students acquire and demonstrate hard (academic) and soft (life management) skills. WTMC students must complete WTMC college preparatory courses in English, mathematics, critical thinking, and science with a minimum grade of ‘B’ and demonstrate college ready habits of the mind in all classes prior to transitioning into the college portion of the program. Students are then required to complete 100 level college classes in the core subjects listed below.
Washtenaw International High School Washtenaw International High School is a free, public, consortium high school for students in participating Washtenaw County school districts. It will open in the Fall of 2011 to its first group of ninth grade students.
The school will provide a challenging, student-centered, inquiry-based sequence of courses with an emphasis on international understanding, cultural identity and the taking of multiple perspectives. It will be a program that emphasizes rigorous academic standards in disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge.
The school has been designed to meet all International Baccalaureate requirements for teacher training, course design and assessment frameworks. We will begin the process of authorization for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in the spring of 2011.
The school will be located in the newly renovated East Middle School at 510 Emerick Street, Ypsilanti, MI, 48198. It is just minutes from the Huron Street exit on I-94.
Eastern Michigan University - Early Collge Alliance (ECA) The Early College Alliance (ECA) is a unique educational program designed to fully immerse high school-aged students into the post-secondary learning environment. ECA is a public, early/middle college program located on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. It exists in partnership with local school districts, including Washtenaw Intermediate School District.
ECA is recognized by the Michigan Department of Education as a four plus one program. Students can participate in the program a year past what would have been their graduation year, while not negatively impacting the district’s Adequate Yearly Progress. This is an added benefit to the district and to the student.
The program gives students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school and offers strong, academically focused students a chance to enroll in advanced, college-level coursework. It also provides an option for students who are either struggling or don't feel connected to their school an alternative.
Graduation Alliance There is no one-size-fits-all solution to education. That’s why, since its founding, Graduation Alliance has provided multiple pathways to individuals seeking to earn a high school credential. From the dropout recovery programs and alternative education academies we build with our school district partners, to our fully accredited online private school, to the workforce diploma programs we’ve launched across the nation for adult learners, we’re committed to helping students succeed. The connection between education and life’s opportunities is indisputable – and the benefits, not just to individuals but their communities, are clear. High school graduates are more likely to be employed and earn a higher wage than individuals without a diploma. They’re less likely to be dependent on taxpayer-funded social programs and are far less likely to end up in the criminal justice system. Learn more about the different high school options Graduation Alliance offers at their website below. Website: https://www.graduationalliance.com/about/about-us/#
The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy offers young people between the ages of 16 through 18 the opportunity to change their lives and make a future for them-selves. The Academy is a 17.5 month, two phase program. The program incorporates eight core components that encourage physical, mental and moral development. The first two-weeks of the 22-week Residential Phase is part of the ongoing selection process to determine who is prepared for the sacrifices necessary to go the distance. The Post-Residential phase is conducted within the cadet’s community upon graduation from the Residential Phase. During this part of the program, the youth will be expected to be employed, furthering their education, meeting with a mentor once a week for twelve months, and working their Post-Residential-Action-Plan. Youth are supervised at all times and remain at the facility unless they are participating in an approved off-site activity. Youth will march in formation to and from activities, and join in daily physical fitness and Life-skill programs. Meals, housing and uniforms are all provided and there are no costs to the cadet or their families for participation in the program. The Academy is paid for by the U.S. Department of Defense and the State of Michigan. Although the program is administered by the Michigan National Guard, there is NO military obligation for participation. There are only a few times in your life when you get a second chance. The Academy will provide one of them. It is a fact that workers with less than a high school education end up with fewer career opportunities, lower paying jobs, and a bleak future “That doesn’t have to be your future.” THE BENEFITS • Learn self-discipline • Develop skills that will help you get and keep a job • May earn a G.E.D. • Earn 19 College credits • Earn a semester of high school credits • Participate in Vocational- Technical training • Receive Computer training • Receive physical training • Develop good health, nutrition and hygiene habits • Develop life coping skills Website: https://www.michigan.gov/myca
Job Corps Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining Job Corps, call (800) 733-JOBS or (800) 733-5627 where an operator will provide you with general information about Job Corps, refer you to the admissions counselor closest to where you live.
Steps to attend Job Corp (updated 1/22/16) 1) Attend an orientation to get an application packet or your HS Counselor may have a copy.
Every Friday Michigan Works! branch offices. Please call office to confirm.
Wayne, Michigan = 10 am
Ypsilanti, Michigan = 12 noon
2) Make an appointment with an Admission Counselor or return to an Orientation meeting to turn in application in person, review programs & requirements, etc. . .
Plan for Your Future! Get the education and skills you need to get a better job, start out in the workforce, or earn your GED or college degree! We can help!
The Michigan Works! Harriet Street Center offers a diversity of employment training programs for youth, ages 14 to 21. Our programs are designed to address the issues that may be holding you back and keeping you from accomplishing your goals. We offer you a place to explore your job interests and the opportunity to grow those interests into a satisfying career! We can teach you the life skills necessary to ensure your success.
Eligibility:To participate in the youth programs, applicants must:
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen.
Register with the Selective Service (if male).
Meet the income requirements.
Be willing to work hard and make positive changes in your life!
FREE Services Offered:
Tutoring - Tuesday & Thursday 4-6pm
One-on-one Career Coaching
Workshops on: The Power of You!, Parenting, and other workshops TBD.
Work Skills Corporation In our quest to provide quality services to individuals in our community, Work Skills Corporation (WSC) commits to diversifying its products and services. In addition to our core business offerings in Employment Services, we have developed business ventures in Art, staffing services through Action Associates and home health care through Action Home Health Care. WSC also offers education services for at-risk youth through the WSC Academy’s. We remain focused on continuous improvement and innovation with our Work Skills Foundation.
WSC Academy offers students the opportunity to recover credits and earn their high school diploma or prepare for the GED. WSC’s technology based learning environment allows students to accomplish their academic goals in a flexible and supportive learning environment at their own pace.