Saginaw Township Community Schools

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Saginaw Township Community Schools (also known as STCS) is a school district in Saginaw Township, located in Saginaw County, just west of the city of Saginaw, Michigan in the United States.

The district provides public education to approximately 6,000 students, focusing on grades Kindergarten to 12th, but also offers services to pre-K students. The district's Community Education department also provides learning opportunities to adults and children of various age, regardless of residency within the township.

Schools in the district[edit]

Arrowwood Elementary[edit]

Arrowwood is the larger of two traditional elementary schools which provide education to Saginaw Township students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The schools also provides a variety of programs for students with special needs.

Hemmeter Elementary[edit]

Hemmeter is a kindergarten through 5th grade gifted & talented magnet school. The magnet program attracts students from all elementary schools throughout Saginaw Township. The academic program includes accelerated core content, as well as music, art, Spanish and physical education. Student activities offered include Destination Imagination, fine and performing arts including strings education, Accelerated Reading, Science Plus Art Reaching Kids (SPARK), Hartley Nature Camp, and special days designed to enrich the curriculum.

Sherwood Elementary[edit]

Sherwood is the larger of two traditional elementary schools that provide education to Saginaw Township students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. The schools also provides a variety of programs for students with special needs.

Weiss Elementary[edit]

Weiss provides a comprehensive educational program for approximately 300 students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Curriculum includes traditional core content, as well as physical education, music, Spanish, and art.

Westdale Elementary[edit]

Westdale provides a comprehensive educational program for approximately 300 students in Young Fives, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. Curriculum includes traditional core content, as well as physical education, music, Spanish, and art.

White Pine Middle School[edit]

White Pine serves as the district's middle school, providing traditional, gifted/talented, and special education to Saginaw Township students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The school uses Learning Communities to focus educational needs. Students are encouraged to explore several program opportunities such as three foreign languages and a fine and performing arts program that includes traditional art, industrial arts, orchestra, band, drama. White Pine also offers a variety of extracurricular activities including a wide variety of sports such as swimming, basketball, volleyball, and soccer, as well as Destination Imagination, Youth in Government, and Middle School Math Competitions.

Heritage High School[edit]

Heritage has a student body of 1600-1800 students. 9th through 12th grade Saginaw Township students are offered traditional, accelerated, and special needs education. Heritage also houses an International Bacclaureate diploma program, providing the opportunity for all students to take I.B. classes, whether or not they seek a full I.B. diploma. The school also offers a range of Advanced Placement classes including, but not limited to Biology, Physics, Chemistry, U.S. Government & Politics, American History, European History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Spanish V, French V, German V, English Literature and Composition, and English Language.

Core courses are enhanced with a range of art, industrial art, instrumental and vocal music, drama, business, leadership, and technology. In addition to approximately 50 athletics programs, Heritage also offers about 30 other clubs and extracurricular activities to students.

Heritage was the product of a 1988-89 merger between two former Saginaw Township high schools, Douglas MacArthur High School and Dwight D. Eisenhower High School. The new "Heritage Hawks" selected one color from each of its parent schools, its official colors now being Navy Blue and Kelly Green. The original logo of the Heritage Hawks had a Hawk above HH with a chain looping down around the HH. The chain links were 8's--signifying the year the new school was established--1988.

Mackinaw High School[edit]

Providing an alternative High School Completion program, Mackinaw's curriculum is geared toward success in the Certificate Programs at nearby Delta College. Mackinaw is open to all students in the county ages 14–19 who have struggled with traditional high school (attendance, motivation problems) or who have dropped out of school and are looking for a second chance to earn a high school diploma. The school's flexible schedule can students achieve progress based upon proficiencies and their own motivation to succeed.

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