2013-2014 School Year Program/Building Changes
- Wilkins Elementary-Middle School program and building will close.
- All Wilkins students will be reassigned to A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School; only 2.7 miles away.
A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School is a K-8 school at the forefront of integrating technology into the curriculum to aid in improving academic success. Our school is implementing a hybrid model of education where the teachers collaborate and develop virtual online instruction to initiate strategies and differentiate instruction.
Students are engaged and motivated to learn as online lessons are designed to reteach, reinforce, and repeat skills & concepts to meet the highest performance standards. Parents can access and monitor student progress from anywhere at anytime to aid in their child’s success.
School of the Week: A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School, featuring 21st Century technology in a blended learning model to maximize student achievement
Posted on April 8, 2013
Imagine this: Your child has difficulty understanding certain math concepts, such as using proportions. Or, she struggles with reading comprehension and needs more one-on-one learning time.
A personal after-school tutor is an option. But, what if your student could instead engage in individual online learning right in the classroom? She would be able to spend as much time needed in the area where she has the most difficulty, and then advance to the next level at her own pace.
High-tech, individualized, blended learning
This blended learning model is implemented in every single classroom, every single school day, with every single student at A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School as teachers collaborate and develop online and face-to-face instruction to initiate individualized strategies for student success.
The concept of Individual Learning Maps—which are academic blueprints for every child based on what they have learned and their strengths and weaknesses—has been implemented district-wide.
But, A.L. Holmes is one of the first DPS schools to implement individualized learning paths using a blended learning model at the elementary-middle school level.
“A lot of schools are doing a form of blended learning, but we’re intentional,” said Principal Leenet Campbell-Williams. “We start with a pre-test for each student to determine their different skill-sets. The pre-testing shows their strengths and weaknesses in certain areas. We then use the blended learning model of online curriculum coupled with our traditional curriculum to maximize individual learning for our students, allowing them to move at their own pace.”
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Hybrid Learning Model with Online Curriculum (Grades 3 – 8), Tutoring/Extended Day Program, Accelerated Reading/Math, Science Club, School Garden, Student Government, Volunteer Reading Corps, Business/Community Partnerships, Georgia Street Community Collective, Family Resource Center, Online Parent Access, Matchbook Learning, Gleaners Food Bank, Playworks, Special Olympics–Project Unify, LSCO, Good School Grant for Technology, Project Unify for Tolerance and Anti-Bullying, New Computer Lab and Student Netbooks, SMARTBoard Technology, Career Day, Seasonal Student Performances, Science Fair
High Quality Pre-Kindergarten
We offer a high quality early learning experience for special needs and general education students 4 years of age by November 1. Detroit Public Schools’ Pre-K classroom curriculum is aligned with the National Early Childhood Standards and Michigan State Board of Education’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality.
About Matchbook Learning
Matchbook Learning is providing a fundamental and key role in the development of our hybrid learning program. Matchbook Learning is responsible for professional development for staff, assisting students and teachers with accessing resources & materials, and establishing & meeting with our public learning community (PLC) by analyzing data to develop strategies to improve student achievement.
About the Principal
Leenet Campbell-Williams is a leader that believes all students can achieve through the implementation of differentiated instruction, integration of technology, and strong & effective teaching strategies. Mrs. Campbell-Williams invites, encourages, and motivates parents to become vocal and active participants within the school’s learning community. She has also selected teachers and other staff members who are dedicated and effective in providing academic growth in all contents.
The mission of A. L. Holmes is to create an academically challenging learning environment that uses student-centered instruction with engaging activities and technology integration to support learning, the use of data to drive instruction, and is propelled by high expectations for student success.
Accept challenges. Exceed expectations. Achieve excellence.
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