Appendix II: Dearborn Theme Schools and Academies

Creative Arts
Integration of art, music, drama and movement with the core curriculum.

The Science Theme School
An elementary school emphasizing science, using science themes as a backdrop in core curriculum lessons.

Allied Health Technologies Academy
A high-school program geared for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical sciences.

Character Education Theme School
The Dearborn Public Schools surveyed parents, the community, business and religious leaders to determine the core values of the community. The values most reported were: Honesty, Integrity, Courtesy, Responsibility, and Respect for Self and Others. This elementary theme school builds upon these values in order to develop a strong sense of character.

Academy of Engineering Technology
A high school program emphasizing math, science and technology using state of the art computers, robotics and other technical equipment.

Extended School Year Program
A program at three elementary schools provides a six-week summer vacation and shorter and more frequent breaks throughout the year. The program hopes to raise student achievement by promoting retention of knowledge with the need for less review.

Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum Theme School
An elementary program emphasizing a historical theme and the use of resources from the Henry Ford Museum and the Greenfield Village.

The School-To-Work Academy
An alternative program to a traditional high school emphasizing modern technology in order to allow students to make a successful transition from school to work.

The Gifted and Talented Enrichment Theme School
An elementary program designed to meet the needs of gifted students while raising expectations for all students.

The Multi-Age Theme School
Student-centered curriculum organized around multi-aged classrooms.

Ventures in Partnerships Theme School
A middle school based upon Dearborn's business-school partnership program. Students work with business and have interviews, write resumes and produce work that is demanded in entry-level positions.

Source:Dearborn Public Schools