Integration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) education to enrich kindergarten through 8th grade learning for Ann Arbor Public Schools students.
Online learning option available to all public, non-public and homeschool students in Grades 5-12.
Expanded early childhood education offerings, including Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) and tuition preschool classrooms located at Allen and Thurston Elementary Schools for 4-year-olds.
Pathways is a high school campus for students preferring a smaller, more intimate academic environment. Through multiple pathways and flexible learning opportunities students can learn in a traditional instructional model, online, or project-based setting. Students also have the opportunity for community internships and dual enrollment earning college credit. Pathways students will meet all the Michigan Merit Curriculum High School graduation requirements.
The rigorous IB program develops intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The International Baccalaureate program for Primary Years (grades K- 5), Middle Years (grades 6-10), and Diploma Years (grades 11-12) is located at Mitchell Elementary School, Scarlett Middle School and Huron High School. The IB Program will be fully implemented in school year 2016-17.
Offering expanded World Languages throughout our schools to include Spanish, German, Latin and French with the addition of Chinese, Arabic and American Sign Language – throughout select elementary, middle and high schools.
The Young Fives program gives children the “gift of time” to develop academically, socially and developmentally in a friendly and caring environment. The program is designed for students who are five years old between May 1 and September 1, or by December 1 with a waiver. Young Fives classrooms are located at Abbot, Bryant, Dicken, Haisley, Lawton and Logan Elementaries.
We thank the Ann Arbor community for supporting the $45,855,000 technology bond, over 10 years, that will provide exceptional technology support and devices for our students. Initiatives for 2014-2015 include:
AAPS and its Phyiscal Properties department continues work to maintain our schools and to ensure a safe and improved educational environment for our students and staff.