2017-18 Restructuring Plan

Key Changes for Elementary School Students

East Detroit Public Schools’ Early Learning Center will open in Fall 2017. The Early Learning Center will focus on preparing young learners with necessary life experiences prior to Kindergarten.

  • Programs Offered: YMCA Before and After School Care, full-day and half-day Head Start, half-day programs for students with disabilities and Developmental Kindergarten.
  • Benefits: Build early literacy and math competencies, promote social and emotional development, promote improved language and cognitive skills, and develop motor skills.

Crescentwood Elementary
 

  • Move Preschool Programs to the newly created early learning center.
  • ‚ÄčImplement Developmental Kindergarten, which serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten. It provides students with time to develop fundamental skills needed for success in a developmentally appropriate setting.

Forest Park Elementary
 

  • Move Preschool Programs to the newly created early learning center.
  • Implement Developmental Kindergarten, which serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten. It provides students with time to develop fundamental skills needed for success in an age and developmentally appropriate setting.

All Elementary Schools
 

  • In future years, schools will investigate participation in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. This will include Bellview Elementary and Pleasantview Elementary.

Key Changes for Middle School Students

  • Reconstitute the middle school as a 6th and 7th grade school.
  • Begin process to implement the International Baccalaureate Programme at the new
  • middle school.
  • The IB program is an internationally recognized program that encourages students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions, encourages students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts and develop multilingual students.
  • During the 2017-18 school year, the district will begin work as an IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) candidate school developing a program aimed at encouraging students to be internationally-minded, within a complex and hyper-connected world.
  • Consolidate the current 6th and 7th grade Advanced Learning Program (ALP) into the newly created IB Programme, maintaining advanced coursework and increased accessibility to student supports.

Key Changes for High School Students

Offer new Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities, made possible through partnerships with local businesses across Macomb County.
 

  • Acquire skills necessary to earn a self-sustaining wage and participate in post- secondary opportunities without remediation.
  • Strategically utilize technology and tools in learning and communicating
  • Utilize argument and reasoning to conduct research, communicate and collaborate effectively.

Expand East Detroit High School’s partnership with Macomb Community College, which offers online college courses free of charge to enrolled students.  

 

  • Preparation for future post-secondary academic and career success.
  • Offers the opportunity to cut down the cost for families of post-secondary education for their students.

Expand East Detroit Virtual Academy to 7th – 12th grade students, including hybrid model, site-based and home-based learning opportunities.
 

  • Create 8th grade academy (school-within-a-school) providing students with access to expanded advanced and elective course offerings.
  • Provide flexible alternative educational options for high school students emphasizing small class sizes, close relationships between students and teachers and a sense of community.
  • In future years, the high school will investigate participation in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme.