IT’S BACK in 2022! The Michael Berry Career Center’s Summer School Career Exploration


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Henry Ford Early College Applications are now available.

Please check your school email account for a message from the Early College, with the link to apply.

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Henry Ford Early College Applications Available Soon!

Student Presentation for all 8th grade students, regarding “High School Secondary Options”, will be presented virtually on Thursday, Janurary 6th during 3rd hour from 10:50 – 11:45.

We will send all 8th grade student the application link immediately when it becomes available, so stay tuned!

Earn a college degree before leaving high school.

The Henry Ford Early College is a program where a student can achieve both a high school diploma and an associate degree at the conclusion of 5 successful years. Students will attend a combination of high school and college classes during those 5 years. The program offers hands-on experience and the opportunity to earn an “associate degree”, as well as readiness to work in a healthcare or manufacturing related field upon graduation. The Early College also offers opportunities to get a head start toward a teaching degree. .  

Please contact me via email if you have any questions. Ms. Gronau

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  • THINK POSITIVE! Say to yourself, “I will perform well on this test because I am prepared.” Take some deep breaths and visualize your success.
  • Read ALL directions carefully before you begin.
  • Know the point system for grading.
  • Give the most time to the big point questions.
  • Skim over all questions: Do the easiest ones first. Leave the one’s you are unsure of for last
  • .Be careful about making changes. Your first hunch is usually correct. Only change it if you feel strongly about the corrected answer.
  • For essay questions, create an outline. Use “Who, What, Where, When, and How” as the guidelines for your answers.
  • Set aside time at the end: Read over your answers. Check for errors.The next day, start preparing for the next test by keeping up with all readings and assignments!! 🙂
  • Always get a good nights rest (8 hours) the night before your test and eat a good balanced breakfast the morning of your test.
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    Parent Meeting Dates to Learn About High School Secondary Options

    Does your child want to prepare for a career right out of high school?  Earn an associate’s degree at no cost to your family?  Take challenging academic classes and earn acceptance at a top-tier university?

    All of those are possible with Dearborn Public Schools.  The district is proud to offer students a wide assortment of high school options to let them create a path that is right for them.  Parents and students in middle and high school are invited to learn more during three online Secondary Options sessions. Guests can attend online to get overviews of the different options, and then ask questions to learn more. The presentations will also be recorded and available later on the district YouTube channel.

    Meetings are set for the following dates.  Click on the date to find the Zoom link.

    Students are encouraged to start planning now for next year’s classes.

    Eighth grade students will need to commit in the spring if they are interested in attending certain programs that run for all of high school. This would include applying for Henry Ford Early College programs that allow students to attend for five years and get both a high school diploma and associate degree or vocational certification at no cost to the family.  Henry Ford Early College allows students to specialize in medical or education careers, and Henry Ford Early College Advanced Manufacturing focuses on certain trades and technical fields. 

    Some academically advanced eighth grade students will also be invited to attend the Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology.  Students in that program spend half their school day at the Dearborn Heights Campus attending advanced classes and half at their home high school.

    For students already in high school, the Secondary Options sessions will touch on many other options available to students including trade and other vocational programs, Advanced Placement classes, free dual enrollment in college classes, and the Henry Ford Collegiate Academy.  Like the Early College, the Collegiate Academy allows students to attend for five years to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree.  The Collegiate Academy and Early College programs are provided through a partnership between the district and Henry Ford College.

    Parents can find an overview of the district’s high school options on the district website.

    “We know that allowing our students to explore careers, find their passion, and to prepare for life after graduation also makes them more successful in high school,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.  “We hope parents and students will take advantage of these Secondary Options sessions to learn more about what we offer and to start developing a plan that works for their child.”


    1. Inform parents and students of the options available to our high school students 
    2. Inform parents of the application/registration/enrollment processes and requirements for each program
    3. Provide a brief description of current courses/programs and expectation of students in each program

    Secondary Options to be discussed:

    • Advanced Placement
    • Dual Enrollment
    • Career Technical Education and Michael Berry Career Center
    • Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology
    • Henry Ford Early College Health Science
    • Henry Ford Early College Advanced Manufacturing
    • Henry Ford Early College Pre-Education
    • Henry Ford Collegiate Academy
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    Algebra 1 students who did not earn credit for Algebra 1 due to not meeting the criteria, will have the opportunity to take the Test Out Exam.  The Test Out Exam is scheduled for August 25, 2021 @11:00am at ASC.  Students will need to sign up through their high school counselors.   The Test Out Exam will consist of two parts. Students will need to earn 78% or higher on part 1 in order to take part 2 exam.  Each test will be given 90 min to complete.  Students will be informed if they earned credit by the end of June via email/letter.  Students who are interested in taking the test out will need to email their high school counselors to schedule their Test Out (see counselor contact info below).

    Counselor contact info: 

    Edsel Ford counselorCraig Kiefer 

    Fordson counselor- Melinda Dakhlallah

    Dearborn High counselor- Janice Fawaz  or 

    Mona Berry   
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    ALL 8th Grade Students Have The Opportunity to Earn a 1/2 Credit for High School by Attending the Summer Academic And Enrichment Program

    All 8th grade students attending the Summer Academic and Enrichment Program, will attend the program at their current middle school.  Eighth grade students, including mandatory course recovery students, will have the opportunity to earn one 1/2 of a high school study skills credit  for attending and successfully completing the summer school learning program at their respective middle school. Students earning credit will be allowed a maximum of five excused absences within the eight week program. If you are interested in earning this half credit for high school, please contact Woodworth’s main office (313-827-7100) to sign-up for the program, if you have not done so already. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or concerns. Thank You! Ms. Gronau

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    Edsel Ford Open House – Wednesday, June 2nd @ 11am

    ATTENTION all students that will be attending Edsel Ford High School beginning next year. Edsel Ford will be hosting an Open House next Wednesday, June 2nd at 11am. During the open house event, a tour of Edsel Ford High School and their facilities will be provided. Students interested in attending the Open House are asked to arrive at the front of Woodworth Middle School (main entrance off Ternes) at 10:20am. Bus’s will transport students to and from Edsel Ford High School for this event. Students will return to Woodworth at approximately 12pm. If you have any questions, please let email me or come visit me in my office on your scheduled school day. Ms. Gronau

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    7th Grade Course Selection of Electives for Next Year

    I have visited the classrooms to assist in selecting your Elective classes for next year, 2021-2022. If you were absent when I came to your classroom, an email with an invitation to join my Learning Lab for make-ups was sent to you. If you did not attend, then you have until Tuesday May 11th (by midnight) to make your selections. Please use the written and video instructions to help you make your course selections. These can both be found on your Schoology page for Mr. Mustenon for Team B and Mrs. VanderLaan for Team B. If you choose not to complete this simple task, then elective courses for next year will be selected for you. Please email me at gronauc@dearbornschools if you need assistance or have any questions. Thank You! Ms. Gronau

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    Girls Engineering Exploration returns as virtual sessions

    The Society of Women Engineers Detroit Section is excited to announce they will be continuing their virtual STEM sessions this spring.  

    The group unfortunately had to cancel last year’s Girls’ Engineering Exploration annual event scheduled for March at the Michigan Science Center.  The group has created a virtual engineering series as an alternate way to bring the programming to families. 

    There will be six virtual sessions, each 1 1/2 hours starting at 11 a.m., offered this spring on a variety of engineering topics. Access to an internet connected computer/device and ability to join a virtual audio and video platform will be needed. These sessions will be interactive and most will require additional hands on materials. Materials needed will be common household items and/or SWE Detroit will get you the materials before the session so all can participate. The dates & topics can be found below. 

    • 4/24: Earth Day (Sustainable Engineering) (registration closes 4/17)
    • 5/1: Chemical Engineering
    • 5/8: Automotive Engineering
    • 5/15: Materials Engineering
    • 5/22: Industrial Engineering
    • 5/29: Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Register at this link for any/all sessions your child is interested in.  If you are a returning participant from the fall virtual sessions, these will be completely new topics and activities.

    SWE will also be hosting an informational parent and teacher virtual session with resources and opportunities to further engage your child/student in engineering activities. This session will take place on Saturday, 4/24 at 10am. You can register for this session at the link above.  See the promotional flyer.

    For any questions, please contact us at

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