Please make certain your school has current address and contact information on file for your child. This is very important and we thank you for your active involvement in your child’s education.
The Pontiac Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Odell Nails Administration Building.
The School District of the City of Pontiac will institute a four (4) day work week beginning June 25, 2012 through August 24, 2012. The hours of operation for the administrative offices will be from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Click here for more information.
The School District of the City of Pontiac’s Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Odell Nails Administration Building, 47200 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac, MI 48342. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the approval and adoption of the operating budget of the Pontiac School District for the fiscal year 2012-2013. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the Pontiac School District proposed budget will be a subject of this meeting as well. A copy of the budget will be available for public inspection at the Odell Nails Administration Building by June 12, 2012. Also, it will be posted here on the District’s website.
Prekindergarten Registration for P.E.A.C.E. Academy, the Pontiac School District’s preschool, will take place June 14 – 15, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The program is FREE for Pontiac School District residents. Parents may stop by P.E.A.C.E. Academy to register. Your child must be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2012. You will need proof of residency, proof of income, your child’s birth certificate and immunization record. A doctor will provide FREE immunizations and school physicals to future P.E.A.C.E. students on Friday, June 15, 2012.P.E.A.C.E. Academy723 Cottage Street, PontiacFormerly Frost ElementaryThursday, June 14 - Friday, June 15, 20129 a.m. – 3 p.m.For more information, call (248) 451-7770.
Current Pontiac High School seniors are urged to apply for the John M. Parker Scholarship. The late John M. Parker, former businessman and resident of the City of Pontiac, has established a memorial foundation for students who are residents of the City of Pontiac. This scholarship is available for students who have an interest in attending vocational and technical institutions (electronics, visual and performing arts, culinary arts, etc.), community colleges, four-year institutions, and graduate schools and have a sincere desire to make a contribution to the Pontiac community. Students with varying grade point averages are encouraged to apply. Scholarship amounts can vary from $1,000 to $10,000 and can be renewed based upon student progress and the interest accrued on the endowment.
Click here for the application. Considered applicants will be required to participate in an interview.
Applications should be sent to the following address by June 30, 2012:
Attorney James B. Zellen, President
ZELLEN & ZELLEN, PLC
1637 W. Big Beaver, Suite F
Troy, MI 48084
Dr. Walter L. Burt spoke to the community during a Pontiac Board of Education Study Session on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. You can read his remarks and view his presentation by clicking here.
Summer School will occur July 9 – August 17, 2012. The Pontiac School District will partner with the YMCA’s Camp Phoenix and Catapult Learning this year. For more information, please click here to view the Summer School PowerPoint presentation. Registration forms will be available in school offices and the Student Services Office in May.
The Annual Education Report (AER) for the Pontiac School District and all of its schools can be accessed by clicking on the MI School Data Portal, located under our homepage QUICK LINKS. The Annual Education Reports contains Adequate Yearly Progress, student counts, School Report Cards, and various measurements at school and district levels stemming from the Michigan Education Dashboard. We invite you to review this data. Additionally, AER cover letters for the district and all of its schools can be accessed by clicking on the ACADEMICS tab.
Click here to read the newsletter, “Pontiac School District Spotlight.” The newsletter shares highlights from this school year.
Interim Superintendent Walter L. Burt is placing emphasis on service and reorganization. He has streamlined the organizational structure to improve communication between the individual departments and the superintendent. See the draft of the new Organizational Chart by clicking here. You can read more about the rationale for the changes in the next district newsletter.
Congratulations to the Pontiac Board of Education for receiving the Standard of Excellence Award! The award is presented by the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). The board will receive the award because every trustee earned the MASB Award of Merit. Also, the Pontiac Board of Education is considered an Honor Board because every member has participated in the workshops and activities required to receive Level One Certification.
Please read the new homework, attendance, truancy and anti-bullying policies. They are found in the School District of the City of Pontiac's Student Code of Conduct. The Code is posted here on our website under the Academics menu.
The Pontiac School District offers GED preparation classes and testing. For registration and testing information, please click here.
Please click here for Superintendent Walter L. Burt’s letter to the Pontiac School District staff.
The Michigan State Board of Education raised the cut scores for the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) and Michigan Merit Exam (MME). Click here to read our letter to district parents discussing the impact of these changes. Wayne RESA created a video that explains the new cut scores.
Eligible Pontiac Schools Families have an opportunity to sign up for affordable Internet access through Comcast starting at $9.95, a low-cost PC and free Internet training. For more details and where to call, please click here (oprima aqui para informacion en Español).
PSD Employees can now access their payroll and HR services (view and update access to personal information) via our new ADP Self Service Portal. To learn more and register, click here.
The School District of the City of Pontiac has a tradition of excellence that provides an exciting and diverse educational program for more than 6300 students. Proud of our reputation for instructional innovation, our school district continues to be a professional laboratory for delivering a site-based school improvement model with an aligned curriculum that is data-driven, student-focused and research-based.
We are most proud of our exemplary programs and partnerships reflected in first class ratings in arts, sports, technology and vocational education on local, regional and national levels. These partners (educators, private citizens, businesses, corporations and organizations) have also been instrumental in assisting with the implementation of an array of after-school programs for students in grades K-12.
Much like the city, the school district is also experiencing a renaissance. With an intensive focus on customer service and quickly rising levels of student achievement, the "new" School District of the City of Pontiac has risen to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
The geographical boundaries include all of the city of Pontiac, portions of Auburn Hills, Lake Angelus and Sylvan Lake, and the Townships of Bloomfield, Orion, Waterford, and West Bloomfield. Instructional sites include one pre-school academy, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, one special education program center and one alternative/continuing education center.
Our guiding principles are: Excellence, Efficiency, & Equity.
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