• A Proven Record of Success (Part 2)
     
    Highly Qualified Staff
    · Highly competent staff, teaching in their content major, continue their training in  
      local workshops, graduate and staff development programs
    · Teachers are recognized at the county, state and national level as Teacher of the Year -
      Jessica Roman (Wayne County), Jane Ellis (WalMart Award), Valerie Ash (The Detroit
      News), Susan Speirs, (Michigan Science Teachers Association), Shawn McNamara 
      (Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association), Jeannie Brousseau (Michigan Social
      Studies Association) - and Who’s Who in American Education - Bettina Amato - and
      Einstein Scholar at the U.S. Department of Education - Mark Davids
    · Administrative and teaching staff serve on state level advisory groups to develop state
      initiatives and programs, design state MEAP Assessments and create state core
      curriculum and standards.
    · High School staff received commendation by the National Council of Teachers of English
      for writing

    Extracurricular Activities

    Award-winning Fine and Performing Arts Programs
    ·Fine and performing arts instruction in elementary, middle and high school
    · Elementary strings and band offerings attract over 80-90% of students yearly
    · Vocal and instrumental students achieve the high first division ratings at local, state and
      national competitions
    · Students perform as members of the state honors ensembles, at the National Cathedral,
      Detroit International Jazz Festival, Toronto Music Festival, Festival Disney, Jazz on the
      Plaza.
    · Thespian Troupe received national recognition
    · South Show Choir hosted national competition as returning Grand Champions
    · Many Gold and Silver Key National Scholastic Art Awards winners each year
     
    Outstanding Publications
    · Pierce Trojan Times achieved 6th Gold Crown Award (national record)
    · South Tower annually wins numerous Columbia Scholastic Press Awards
    · North Pointe received first place award from The American Scholastic Press Association
      and Silver Medal from the Spartan Newspaper Contest Middle and high school literary
      magazines recognized for excellence
     
    Interscholastic and intramural sports, clubs and extra-curricular activities
    · Exemplary High School athletic programs, as designated by MHSAA, offer 31 sports, 120
      teams and have a record of over 800 championships.
    · 60% of high school students participate in at least one sport
    · Over 70% of athletes maintain a 3.0 grade point average
    · Quiz Bowl, DECA, Math Counts, Destination Imagination, Odyssey of the Mind, Debate
      Teams, Chemistry Olympiad, CAD, Science and Engineering Fair Teams excel at the
      state and national level
    · Community service activities support United Way, Red Cross, COTS, Habitat for
      Humanity, Heart Association and other organizations
    · Key Club, Kocots and Mock Trial Team received state honors

    Structural Support for Programming

    Significant improvements to science facilities, fine and performing arts venues and athletic fields
    · New high school science buildings and renovated middle school facilities support access
      to the tools needed for a top quality program
    · Renovation of fine and performing arts venues provides new lighting, sound,, seating and
      other updates
    · Synthetic turf extends field use and saves money

    Strategic Renovations in each school building
    · Upgrades of windows and heating/cooling systems increase energy efficiency
    · Roof and infrastructure improvements follow district audit schedule

    Technology Integrated into Instruction and Business Operations
    · Technology Plan guided purchase, deployment and upgrade of various technological tools
      and software