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This is a chart of the IB programs being developed in Ann Arbor. Families interested in enrolling in the future Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate (IB) schools for the fall of 2015 are invited to learn about this exceptional offering at the following locations and times, …

Program enhancements are coming next year to all Ann Arbor Public Schools under the plan the Board of Education discussed at this week’s study session. Superintendent Jeanice Swift says the theme this year is to bring improvements to every classroom in the district.

Ellen Banta meets after school with junior Tavahna Paige, who had a question about her homework. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Ellen Banta says she first considered becoming a math teacher when she was in the ninth grade at …

“You can get a full set of opportunities, from elementary, to middle, and high school, to see what Ann Arbor Public Schools has to offer, and see if this is something you’re going to want to commit to and be a part of, and as I said it’s got a long tradition of excellence,” says Tappan Middle School Assistant Principal Chris Roberts.

From left to right are Coach Ken Long; Alexander Deatrick; Franklin Bromberg; Marco Lorenzo; Jeffery Zhang; Justin Chen; and Joy Chen. Huron High School’s Chess Rats finished in a tie for tenth place in the country at the 2015 National High School Chess Championship in …

Pioneer’s A Cappella Choir has been deemed one of the two MSVMA “Outstanding Choirs.” For the second straight year, chosen through a blind audition of submitted audio recordings, the Pioneer High School A Cappella Choir has been deemed one of the two MSVMA “Outstanding Choirs” from across the state. As a result, the choir …

The students visited four Chinese cities. Fifteen AAPS high school students, along with Fan Wu, who teaches Chinese at Huron and Pioneer high schools, are back in Ann Arbor after spending an action-packed spring break in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Beijing, China. The following are …

Skyline-Sweetland collaboration is a win-win

April 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Writing tutors from Skyline High School interact with U-M writing tutors at the Skyline High School Writing Center recently.Photo by Christine Modey.  By Skyline students Skylar Burkhardt (‘15), Kelsey Carpenter (‘16), and Ella Horwedel (‘16) The collaborative partnership between the University of Michigan’s Sweetland Center …

MIST is open to all high school students who want to compete in a variety of categories. By Waleed Vaid, Skyline High School junior Over the weekend of March 28-29, 700 high schoolers from across Michigan gathered at the 8th Annual Detroit MIST competitions. Held …

Eleanor Olson with her award-winning work. Community High School junior  has won third place in the 2015 Dingell Congressional Art Competition. Eleanor’s pencil drawing “Falling Rain” was chosen from more then 100 pieces. Her work will hang in Congresswoman Debbie Dingell’s office for a year.

Prom 2015: A big night at the Big House

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

At a taste-testing Friday afternoon, Pioneer High School senior Julien Heidt, Pioneer High School social committee co-chair, tests the punch that may be served at the prom. Michigan Stadium is visible out the window behind her. With its kitty-corner location across the street, Michigan Stadium …

  Skyline High School presents William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of dark ambition, Macbeth, in the Skyline High School Auditorium on March 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available now at www.showtix4u.com for $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students and seniors.  Tickets will also be available …

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