Mich. city pursuing flexible scheduling, dual enrollment for tech students

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dual enrollment options at Washtenaw Community College and flexible scheduling are among the new offerings students at Ann Arbor Public Schools will find at what officials have termed the "Pathways to Success" campus this fall.

Administrators are preparing to move students from the Roberto Clemente Student Development program at 4377 Textile Road in with students at A2 Tech High School at 2800 Stone School Road next school year. Co-locating the two programs at the former Stone School building—where A2 Tech lives now—will allow the district to offer students in both programs more options.

Superintendent Jeanice Swift tasked the principals of each program—Clemente Principal Ben Edmonson and A2 Tech Principal Tyrone Weeks—with developing the structure for next fall. The pair have affectionately nicknamed their partnership "Fire and Ice"—a reflection on Edmonson's intense personality and Weeks' cool demeanor.

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