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1 Consolidated Community School Services Presented by Kris Derusha Kris Derusha Community Education Coordinator

2 Vision Statement Consolidated Community School Services strives to provide life-long learning to community members of all ages so they may achieve their highest individual potential.

3 Who We Are CCSS is a consortium of schools in the EUP, formed in 1971, to provide community education opportunities for local districts. CCSS is a consortium of schools in the EUP, formed in 1971, to provide community education opportunities for local districts. Pickford Public Schools is Fiscal Agent Pickford Public Schools is Fiscal Agent

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6 Consortium Members Brimley Brimley Cedarville Cedarville DeTour DeTour Newberry Newberry Paradise Paradise Pickford Pickford Rudyard Rudyard Board consist of Superintendent and School Board Members from represented districts Quarterly Board Meetings at CCSS Main Office in Kincheloe

7 Services Provided Alternative Education Alternative Education Adult Education Adult Education Preschool Preschool Enrichment Enrichment Michigan Works Administrator Michigan Works Administrator

8 Alternative Education School of choice for students who find that their local community high school’s program or environment does not meet their needs. We strive to make a difference in the lives of our students by providing a positive, family like, structured learning environment. We help students acquire knowledge, practice effective planning skills, develop effective communication skills and seek community activism opportunities. Students are responsible for their own learning while working both collaboratively and independently. School of choice for students who find that their local community high school’s program or environment does not meet their needs. We strive to make a difference in the lives of our students by providing a positive, family like, structured learning environment. We help students acquire knowledge, practice effective planning skills, develop effective communication skills and seek community activism opportunities. Students are responsible for their own learning while working both collaboratively and independently. 3 Locations 3 Locations Newberry- 2 sites Newberry- 2 sites Kinross Kinross Cedarville Cedarville Students earn credit toward High School Diploma from local district Students earn credit toward High School Diploma from local district

9 Preschool Michigan School Readiness Program / Wee Wisdom (Pickford) Michigan School Readiness Program / Wee Wisdom (Pickford) 5 Locations 5 Locations Newberry, Brimley, Engadine, Paradise, Pickford Newberry, Brimley, Engadine, Paradise, Pickford Utilize High Scope Curriculum Utilize High Scope Curriculum

10 Enrichment Winter Games Winter Games Swimming Lessons Swimming Lessons Spelling Bee Spelling Bee Junior High Quiz Junior High Quiz 6 & 7 Grade Camp 6 & 7 Grade Camp Youth Baseball Youth Baseball Adult Enrichment- EMT, aerobics, internet, first aid/CPR, computer courses Adult Enrichment- EMT, aerobics, internet, first aid/CPR, computer courses Youth Enrichment- Hunters Safety, ORV Safety, Boaters Safety, etc. Youth Enrichment- Hunters Safety, ORV Safety, Boaters Safety, etc.

11 Michigan Works Administrator WIA Youth WIA Youth Low income and otherwise disadvantaged Low income and otherwise disadvantaged WIA Adults WIA Adults Dislocated Worker Dislocated Worker Displaced Homemaker Displaced Homemaker Incumbent Worker Incumbent Worker Employment Services Employment Services Services Provided in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties Services Provided in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties

12 Adult Education Consortium Districts served along with Sault Ste. Marie, Engadine, and St. Ignace Districts Consortium Districts served along with Sault Ste. Marie, Engadine, and St. Ignace Districts Locations- Newberry, Kincheloe, Sault Ste. Marie, Pickford, Bay Mills Community College, Engadine, Drummond Island, Strongs, St. Ignace, Chippewa and Mackinac County Jails Locations- Newberry, Kincheloe, Sault Ste. Marie, Pickford, Bay Mills Community College, Engadine, Drummond Island, Strongs, St. Ignace, Chippewa and Mackinac County Jails MI Works One Stop Centers in Sault Ste. Marie, Newberry, St. Ignace MI Works One Stop Centers in Sault Ste. Marie, Newberry, St. Ignace High School Completion, ABE, and GED classes are available High School Completion, ABE, and GED classes are available

13 236 Participants in 07/08 Program Enrollment GED 68% ABE 29% HSC 3% Ethnicity White 56% Native American 39% Other 5% Employment Status Employed 25% Unemployed 52% Not-Labor Force 23% Average Age % % %

14 Students Served Many are known personally by staff Many are known personally by staff Population getting younger Population getting younger Limited employment opportunities due to economic conditions and rural nature of the area Limited employment opportunities due to economic conditions and rural nature of the area

15 Partnerships/Collaborators  MI Works- One Stop Centers  Local Districts / ISD  Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians  Bay Mills Indian Community  Community Groups

16 Trends More GED and less Adult Diplomas More GED and less Adult Diplomas Younger Students Younger Students During the time most Adult Education programs have reduced services CCSS has expanded it’s roll in Adult Education. Programs opened in St. Ignace and Engadine along with partnerships with Sault Tribe and Bay Mills. During the time most Adult Education programs have reduced services CCSS has expanded it’s roll in Adult Education. Programs opened in St. Ignace and Engadine along with partnerships with Sault Tribe and Bay Mills.

17 Current Issues Lack of employment opportunities for participants Lack of employment opportunities for participants Increased accountability requirements Increased accountability requirements Michigan Merit Curriculum Graduation Requirements Michigan Merit Curriculum Graduation Requirements


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