Does that come with a salad? Offering our students more options

Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.

When we shop for a new car, seek out a vacation site, or even order dinner one of the first questions we ask is; what are the options?  Having a variety of choices helps to meet our individual needs and creates a more meaningful experience.

The Dearborn Public Schools has a long history of offering students a variety of opportunities in and outside the classroom that help them learn, grow, and become a successful part of our community.  In our high schools, students have several options to prepare them for success after high school including:

  • Michael Berry Career Center
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Advanced Placement
  • Honors Classes
  • Henry Ford Collegiate Academy
  • Henry Ford Early College
  • Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology

Additionally, our highs schools have well-established instrumental and choral music programs along with numerous athletic offerings, clubs, and other organizations such as  National Honors Society, Student Council, and Key Club.

New this year at Fordson High School is the start of the Academies model. This is a concept that helps students develop a focus on possible career choices early in their high school experience. This is not a “tracking” system that some may remember from a long time ago. Rather the Academies model is collaboration with industry, post-secondary and community partners to ensure that all students engage in a program of study that provides a comprehensive and career-focused curriculum to prepare every student for post-secondary success in college and/or career. We look forward to sharing more information on the Academies at Fordson in the months ahead.

As a school district we must continually look at programs and options that will meet the changing educational needs of our students while at the same time providing a stable and safe school environment for all children.

Dr. Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Schools