AAPS Updates


A second federal REMS grant of $315,000 to The Ann Arbor Public Schools will enhance emergency preparedness and allow purchase of SchoolMessenger system to notify parents via phone, e-mail and text messages for both critical and regular information.

Two clinics housed in The Ann Arbor Public Schools serve a variety of eastside students and their families for preventative care as well as illness and injuries. The clinics at Scarlett Middle School and Stone High School are open during regular school hours and are run by the University of Michigan Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools.

Innovation at Skyline High begins in the classroom

February 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Skyline High School continues its unique approach. Ann Arbor’s newest high school is now operating in its second year with magnet programs and a mastery approach to learning. It will have students of all grade levels attending by 2011.

A 3-year-old bald eagle that lives at the Leslie Science and Nature Center has been adopted as a mascot by Skyline High School. The raptor has visited the school several times for assemblies and other activities.

Districts eye consolidated school busing plan

February 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Teams from local school districts are meeting on a plan to consolidate busing in Washtenaw County. The process is being coordinated through the Washtenaw Intermediate School District.

Dear Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Members: I want to thank those who attended the AAPS Budget Forums during the past few weeks. I was very pleased with the turnout at the meetings. I hope the meetings were helpful in providing you with information about …

Rec & Ed gets new home at Pioneer

February 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Community Education and Recreation will move this week to a new location in the “E” Wing of Pioneer High School. Offices open there on Feb. 2

Tuesday is the last of four scheduled budget meetings sponsored by The Ann Arbor Public Schools to gather ideas and suggestions about the upcoming budget. The district faces a $21 million deficit heading into the 2010-11 fiscal year.

Ann Arbor’s Partners for Excellence program has been in place for 25 years. Today, there are more than 30 formal partnerships with local businesses and civic groups around the community.

Ann Arbor offers an Options Magnet, which allows students to take their high school credits in non-traditional ways such as specialized, individual classes, online offerings and dual enrollment at local colleges.

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