Washtenaw County students can consider ‘Options’ for fall semester

From AAPSNews Service

Information sessions for the Ann Arbor Public Schools Options Magnet have been scheduled to allow students interested in the program to obtain information and to enroll. There will be a brief description, a question-and-answer session and then time for students to sign up.

The Options Magnet is available to any student living in Washtenaw County, allowing scheduling flexibility with a combination of online classes and individualized learning plans. The sessions will be:
• 7 p.m., Aug. 16 at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District offices, 1819 South Wagner Road, Scio Township.
• 3 p.m., Aug. 25 at the Community High School Media Center, 401 N. Division St., Ann Arbor.
• 6:30 p.m., Sept. 1 at the Community High School  Media Center.

Enrolled students can take a majority of their classes in a non-traditional format and pursue classes they might not otherwise be able to take, said program coordinator Susette Jaquette. Options also serves students who may have been home schooled and want to transition into a public school setting, she said.

In addition to online courses, students can select Community Resource classes, Jaquette said. CRs are taught by a volunteer expert from the community either off-site or in the school and monitored by certified teaching staff, They can be as specialized as a student and parent want them to be and can be for one student or many. A CR allows students to explore career options, an opportunity to do community service or a way to accommodate a learning style preference.

For more information, attend an information session or contact Jaquette at jaquette@aaps.k12.mi.us or call  734-994-2026. General information about both the Options Magnet and Community Resource classes can be found online, then clicking on the appropriate submenu on the left.

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