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Academics

Adrian Public Schools offers the most comprehensive Arts, Athletic, and Academic Programming provided to students in Lenawee County with financial support from the Adrian School Education Foundation including a strong arts endowment and a $1.5 million endowment campaign to support APS programs and students.

PTO

Adrian Public Schools parents take an active part in the support and direction of the school, and one of the ways is through the PTO.

Each elementary school has a Parent Teacher Organization that sponsors many annual events to help provide additional funding for our schools.

For information about a specific school PTO, please visit that school's Programs page.

PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports

We have launched a new district-wide behavior and discipline program at Adrian Public Schools called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports or PBIS.

Adrian Public Schools was one of two districts in Michigan to receive a competitive grant from the Michigan Department of Education to implement this behavior program.

PRIDE is representative of five qualities we want our students to demonstrate on a daily basis. These qualities will be taught, reinforced, and recognized. They are:

  • Productivity
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Determination
  • Excellence

Teachers and students will then dig deeper and teach and model what it means to show Respect or to be Productive in various settings.

As educators we focus on teaching students academics. We take students from where they are with their current skills and bring them up to where they need to be academically. This will also be the case behaviorally under the PBIS program. Those students who already demonstrate the qualities of PRIDE will be the leaders and role models in our classrooms. Teachers will be teaching behavioral expectations and students will not just be told to “behave” but will be taught PRIDE qualities.

This program does not change our Student Code of Conduct and still holds students accountable for their actions. The focus of this program is on teaching and learning and to best prepare our students so their actions create a positive learning environment. As a district, we will be recognizing one student from each building that exemplifies the Maple PRIDE qualities with an Outstanding Citizenship Award.

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

National Junior Honor Society is a program offered at Springbrook Middle School.

Students are great representatives of our school, as they reflect the NJHS standards: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character, for the other students and the community.

International Baccalaureate World School

Adrian Public Schools, an International Baccalaureate World School, currently offers the Diploma Programme to students in grades 11 and 12, as well as the Primary Years Programme for all students at Lincoln Elementary.

Adrian Public Schools has been part of the IB since 2010 and offers online IB coursework in addition to traditional instruction in class.

Primary Years Programme

Primary Years Programme & Middle Years Programme Coordinator: Derrick Richards

E-mail: drichards@adrian.k12.mi.us

The Primary Years Programme (“PYP”) is offered through a foundation called International Baccalaureate Organization (IB), as one of four programmes of international education.

IB authorizes Adrian Public Schools (known as an IB World School) to offer PYP to our students.

Learn More about PYP at Lincoln Elementary.

Child Care Programs

Latchkey Program

A Latchkey Program is offered at Alexander Elementary School by Pathway Preschool & Child Care. Lincoln, Michener and Prairie students may also participate.

YMCA Mini Maples Preschool

The YMCA Mini Maples Preschool at Lincoln Elementary is a laboratory classroom for the education students at Adrian College. These students engage in activities with the children under the supervision of highly qualified education professors. The program is designed for children in the community including children of faculty from Adrian College.

Learn More about YMCA Mini Maples.