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Our Mission

Starkweather Academy promotes lifelong learning by offering a comprehensive educational program addressing individual educational goals and preparing all students to achieve personal excellence and become successful contributing members of society.

Our Vision

As part of Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and the Plymouth-Canton community, we will provide an educational program that promotes the success of alternative and adult learners.

The Alternative/Adult Education program for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is housed at Starkweather Academy. It includes a high school completion program, with a cap & gown graduation ceremony, as well as English as a Second Language program and GED prep. We run two semesters: Fall, which begins in September and Winter, which begins in January.

Our students must have enrolled a full year at a high school or be at least sixteen-years old before September 1st of the current school year.  We accept students from any district within the state of Michigan.

Classes are free to anyone who is at least sixteen-years-old (by September 1st of the current school year), who does not possess a diploma and is not enrolled in any other high school completion program. Classes are also free to anyone who has a GED certificate but no diploma. Based on availability all classes are also open for adults with a high school diploma or students enrolled in an area high school for tuition.

All classes meet 4 hours each week. A standard full day student will take 6 or 7 classes each semester Monday through Friday.  Independent study courses are offered throughout the day to allow students to complete credits in an accelerated format.  Six (6) classes meet one hour a day on Mondays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 90 minutes on Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday from 9 a.m.-2:20 p.m.  A 7th period is offered on a limited basis from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.  Busing is available for in district students to school at 9:00 a.m. and home at 3:30 p.m. daily.  Students must contact transportation at 734-416-3032 to receive bus pick-up/drop off location and time.

Starkweather Brochure

  • 2012 Brochure
  • Below is a link to a 13 minute presentation about Starkweather Academy. It is a bit long on the first posting, (we hope to update) but it is full of good information about the Starkweather program:

                                                 http://tinyurl.com/StarkweatherInfo

Want to know more about Starkweather?  

PowerPoint slide show  /Home/ShowDocument?id=6008

Student Testimonials

http://tinyurl.com/starkstutestimonials

"What Starkweather students have to say"

"Nakiya would like to attend college at Eastern Michigan University. She is proud of how much her grades have improved this year. She would like to thank her Mom and Grandma for always being there, her Aunt Donna, Cousin, Lj, her brother, and her teachers. She thinks that Starkweather is a great school with teachers who really care, and it feels like family."

"Dashawn would like to go to college for Architectural design. He is proud to be finished with school and looks forward to accomplishing his goals. He would like to say thank you to all his family and friends for their support."

Starkweather Student Handbook

P-CCS K-12 Student Handbook

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