2011 Education Guide

. January 11, 2013.

When it comes to choosing where to send your child to school, the decision can seem overwhelming. Our Education Guide offers insights and information on area schools to make your decision easier. 

Building Bridges
Therapy Center
1310 S. Main St.
Established in 1988, Building Bridges Therapy Center is a “full-service” pediatric clinic, staffed by a team of caring, experienced professionals in a wide variety of disciplines such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration, physical therapy, neuropsychological testing, psychological counseling, music therapy and educational specialization. At Building Bridges, every treatment plan is individualized and
designed to meet the needs of each child. Let us develop a comprehensive treatment plan for your child that incorporates the latest and best research on the relationship between attention, cognition, motor-planning and language development.

College Nannies
and Tutors
3907 Jackson Rd.
College Nannies and Tutors offers a safe, consistent option for parents looking for help. Nannies are available full-time, part-time, after school and in the summer. Our company’s vision is to provide more than babysitting services, with “active role models” of bright, motivated young people who interact with children one-on-one. We provide a wide range of tutoring, homework help, and college preparatoryservices. Quality, individualized attention can make all the difference in preparing your child for a rewarding college career. Help is available for study skills, math, science and
standardized tests.

Douglas J Aveda
333 Maynard St.
Want to work in a fashion forward industry? Thrive in a fast paced, creative environment? Is wellness and balance important to you? From styling hair backstage at fashion week, to pioneering your own salon, Douglas J Aveda Institutes prepare you for a successful career in the beauty industry. At Douglas J your career training in cosmetology will be second to none. Schedule a Beautiful Future Tour today. Meet one-on-one with our career planner, tour our cutting-edge facility and experience a Douglas J service for yourself. Discover how a hands-on experience and a true salon environment enhance the overall quality of your education and better prepare you for the real world. You always have options. If the right choice
for you is an education with business experience that will set you up for career success, call the Douglas J Aveda Institute today at 877.311.8957 or log onto www.douglasj.com for more details.

Early Learning Center
3070 Redwood Ave.
The Early Learning Center is a half-day preschool, accredited by NAEYC. Founded in 1975, ELC’s mission is to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for preschool age children of all cultural backgrounds and abilities. We believe that learning takes place primarily through exploratory play. We offer a variety of both directed and non-directed activities to encourage children to develop a strong sense of curiosity, self esteem, and independence. The Early Learning Center is a non-profit corporation operated by a Board of Trustees. For more information, please contact Denise Grzesiak, Director, at 734-973-7722.

E.nopi Of Ann Arbor
2411 Oak Valley Dr. Suite 500
E.nopi of Ann Arbor is a brand new facility in Ann Arbor. We specialize in individualized instruction, and help your child become self motivated and independent. E.nopi offers the only program that teaches and encourages critical thinking to provide an advantage in state testing and later on during SAT and ACT testing.

Go Like the
Wind Montessori
Middle School

3540 Dixboro Ln.
The middle school years encompass a time of rapid growth and change in early adolescents. In response to the developmental needs of this age group, GLTW implemented a Middle School program designed to empower adolescents through the encouragement of both individual responsibility and cooperative skills. Dr. Montessori spoke of a center for study and work where adolescents could safely transform intoadults. Our model focuses on helping students find where their talents intersect with the world’s needs. Not only does our program promote academic excellence in all core subjects, but also gives students practical experience in a variety of community settings.
 Unique features of GLTW Montessori Middle School:
• Many leadership opportunities
•Strong and challenging academics
•Small class size/great student-toteacher
•Internships and service projects
•Emphasis on community outreach
•Broad spectrum of enrichment and elective
•Themed six-week cycles for multidisciplinary
•Participation in a class-run business
•Week long adventure trip

Huron Valley
Catholic School

1300 North Prospect Rd.
The purpose of Huron Valley Catholic School is to help young people achieve academic excellence, receive Christian formation, and mature in Christian character and spiritual wisdom. Our test scores demonstrate a focus on academic excellence, with results consistently well above national as well as local, public, and private school averages.

iD Tech Camps –
Summer Tech Fun!

Held at the University of Michigan
1-888-709-TECH (8324)
Experience the world’s number one Over 120,000 kids and teens worldwide have learned to create video games, websites with Adobe Flash, C++ and Java programs, iPhone and iPad apps, 3D models and animations, graphic designs, robots and digitalmovies with the products utilized by experts in their professions. Ages seven to 18 enroll in these fun and challenging, weeklong, day and residential summer camps. Located at 60 universities in the U.S. including the University of Michigan, Harvard, MIT, Stanford and more. Check out teen programs at select universities: iD Gaming Academy, iD Visual Arts Academy and iD Programming Academy. Registration includes free year-round learning with iD 365. Continuing Education Units also available. Save with code mI23L.

Meadow Montessori
High School

1670 South Raisinville Rd.
Monroe, MI
Meadow Montessori School, founded in 1984, is Monroe County’s only independent school serving infants through high school students.Meadow Montessori is the only Montessori high school in the state of Michigan. Students receive instruction with advanced placement
coursework and enrollment in classes at Monroe County Community College. The curriculum is based on individual growth through the study of foreign language (Chinese, Spanish, or French), instrumental and vocal music, and national and international travel, in addition to our core curriculum. Meadow Montessori is located on a six-acre campus, which adjoins farm fi elds and woods, creating an open laboratory for our environmental sustainability studies. Our location across from Monroe County Community College gives our students access to the college’s academic and cultural programs. Students commute from various counties such as Jackson, Lenawee, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties, as well as Toledo, Ohio. Our goal is to provide the best education at an affordable tuition rate.

Ypsilanti Public

1885 Packard Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Ypsilanti Public Schools, located in eastern Washtenaw County, encompasses the City of Ypsilanti and portions of Ypsilanti and Superior Townships. The district serves approximately 3,800 students from preschool through grade 12. After-school enrichment clubs, a full athletic schedule, partnerships with local universities, a stellar performing arts program and the Regional Career Technical Center are a few of the advantages students enjoy at YPS. Over 100 students are enrolled in the district’s Adult Education program, which includes courses such as General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and English as a Second Language. Under the direction of the Board of Education and the leadership of the Superintendent, a staff of over 600 works cooperatively to provide a quality educational program designed to meet the needs of all students.