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School of the Week: Academy of the Americas

“Caring.” “Supportive.” “Warm.” “Family atmosphere.” “Community-oriented.” Most people know about the dual immersion program at the Academy of the Americas, where students take most of their classes beginning in Spanish in the earliest grades and phase in more English at the later grades, helping them to be fully proficient in Spanish by eighth grade. But just as important to the identity of this school seems to be its familial, caring, team-oriented atmosphere, where students, teachers, staff, parents and community organizations work together to create a well-run, rigorous program starting in kindergarten. The adjectives above are just a few visitors will hear when asking about what makes Academy of the Americas tick. “There’s a lot of togetherness,” said fourth-grade teacher Katie

SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) Camp opens to nearly 300 DPS students

Detroit Public Schools’ students in grades 3-5 are engaging in hands-on learning through a three-week summer camp titled SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids). The camp opened on July 16, 2012 with nearly 300 DPS students and will extend through August 3, 2012 at Bates Academy. Offering the award-winning “A World In Motion” program curriculum, SEEK camp aims to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life. See the great WXYZ story here: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/dps-students-learn-all-about-engineering-during-summer-camp Roughly 50 collegiate mentors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), who are undergraduate engineering and/or mathematics students, will provide the instruction. This is the first time in the program’s history that the SEEK Camp has been offered in Detroit. Students will participate in competitions

Hundreds of DPS middle and high school students learned about global education during celebration of International Education Week at WCCCD

DPS serves more than 9,000 students in meeting their foreign language requirements, offering 9 different languages in our schools and immersion programs beginning in preschool, and serves more than 8,000 students, speaking 44 different languages in schools through the district’s bilingual education programs  Wayne County Community College District School of Continuing Education, in Partnership with the Detroit Public Schools’ Office of Social Studies, celebrated International Education Week, allowing hundreds of DPS middle and high school students to learn about global education at WCCCD. The week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and International Council. It provides a celebration of international education and exchange that promotes programs that prepare students for a global environment. It also attracts