Plymouth-Canton Community Schools operates 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools and an alternative high school program. District maps show the geographic attendance areas for each elementary and middle school. Students are randomly
assigned to our three high schools.
To additionally support our community, the district provides extensive preschool programming as well as before-school and after-school child care and summer care programs for elementary and middle school students. Over 3,000 full-time and part-time employees work to provide our students with the educational opportunities they need to become productive citizens in a global community.
Parent involvement is a key factor in the success of our students and our schools. District policy 2112 summarizes the importance of two-way communication between home and school and describes the responsibilities of the school and the parents in this process. The district plan titled “Parent Involvement in the School Program” will be printed each year in the August edition of Newsline.
Each school welcomes parents to Open House in the fall, parent-teacher conferences, evening programs related to curriculum and school activities. Information on the percentage of parents who attend parent-teacher conferences can be found in the annual report of each school. Parents also participate on many school committees, volunteer in classrooms, organize fundraisers and help us to provide their students with an outstanding education.
All Plymouth-Canton teachers are teaching in areas in which they are certified by the State of Michigan. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law requires an even higher level of certification. At the secondary level, these new standards require teachers to possess at least a bachelor’s degree and full state certification and teach only in areas in which they have a major or equivalent graduate degree or a minor and have passed the state exam in that subject.
All P-CCS elementary teachers meet the federal requirements for highly qualified teachers. Parents have a right to know the qualifications of the teachers of their children and may contact their school to get this information.