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How many credits do you need to graduate? 
Students with 18 credits in the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) can graduate.

How often do graduations take places for students?
We graduate students every 9 weeks.

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"Tinkham helped me out when I felt I had nothing else to turn to, I was ready to flunk out of high school, then I got referred to Tinkham, I got there and felt I was actually cared for by the faculty, they did the most they could to help me succeed."

"They help you become the best person you can be."

"Tinkham has helped me get somewhere that I never expected to be, graduating. Every teacher here is nothing but friendly and want the best for you. I can't express how greatfull I am to have attended. "

"I’ve attended Tinkham for nearly 3 years. I’ve gotten more done there than I have online or any other school. I didn’t think I’d ever graduate but with everything Tinkham did for me and the quarters, here I am graduating!"

"Tinkham is a wonderful school and I’d recommend anyone to attend."

"The kindness and willingness to help students and want them to go somewhere in life."

"The staff tries their best with every student."
 

Tinkham Resources

Tinkham Educational Center Forms, Documents & Links

 

External LinkAnnual Education Reports
External LinkRequest Transcript
External LinkSchool Improvement Plan
External LinkView our Counseling website

 

Points of Pride

Points of Pride
 

  • 85 graduates for the 2017-18 school year, compared to 46 in 2016-17, 10 in 2015-16, and 6 in 2014-15.
  • 88% of the school population feel supported by staff, compared to 44% in recent years, found through our school perception data survey
  • Over 90% of our student population passes at least one of their classes, compared to 71% of our students in 2015-16
  • We have almost tripled the percentage of students who pass all of their classes from two years ago.
  • 88% of our potential graduates this year graduated on time
  • 3 teachers (almost half of my teachers) on staff have been teaching for over 20 years
  • The newly developed COST (Coordination Of Services Team) program has almost 40 community members on it!
  • Program enrollment has tripled over the past four years and each year we have a waiting list
  • Our e2020 (online) pass rate has increased from 26% three years ago to now 65%


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April 4, 2020
New Curriculum Resources Added

WWCS has added new Curriculum Resource opportunities to the District Updates page.  Please check back often as we continue working to gather and post new educational enhancement resources for your child's continued education during the state mandated shutdown.

External LinkDistrict COVID19 Updates (Cirriculum Resources)

March 24, 2020
Free Breakfast and Lunch for Children

Wayne-Westland Community Schools will be providing access to FREE breakfast and lunch for ALL students up to 18 years old and students age 18-26 in the adult transitional program. Families are welcome to pick up meals on  
 
Monday, March 30, 2020 ​(5 day supply of breakfast and lunch)

10 am- 1 pm (or while supplies last) 

John Glenn High School, ​36105 Marquette, Westland

This is a drive-thru distribution. Students DO NOT need to be present for families to obtain meals. 

NOTE: ALL TRAFFIC MUST ENTER MARQUETTE FROM WAYNE ROAD. NO ENTRANCE FROM NEWBURGH. 

You will enter the driveway on the west end of the Board of Education office on Marquette. The main entrance at John Glenn High School will be closed.  The line will wrap around behind the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center and up to the front entrance of John Glenn High School. Volunteers will bring the food to the vehicle. Meals distributed will follow USDA reimbursable meal guidelines.

Additional food resources can be found at ​www.pantrynet.or​g or https://www.resa.net/community/feeding​  where families can search by zip code and distance. 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE

Wayne-Westland staff will also have packets of math activities for elementary, middle and high school students available to pick up during the food distribution. The packets will also be available on the ​District’s website. 

March 20, 2020
Learning At Home

RESA

We understand how challenging it may be to help your child continue learning at home.  Below is a great resource that offers suggestions for top websites in all content areas that you can utilize.

In addition, please encourage your child to read daily!  Ask him or her to tell you about what they read or have them write about it!  This is an easy way to keep your child engaged in learning at home.


Content Area Resources

External LinkRESA Remote Learning Toolkit

February 25, 2020
Wayne-Westland Community Schools Superintendent Search Update

The Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board of Education has chosen the candidates they will interview for the position of Superintendent.

January 6, 2020
NOW OPEN : Have Lunch at Cafe Marquette


Our student-run restaurant is open to the public and offers great lunch specials! Cafe Marquette is Open for Lunch, Wednesday - Friday from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.  Cafe Marquette is located inside the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center, 36455 Marquette, Westland. 

March 4, 2020
Board selects Superintendent finalists

The Board of Education of Wayne-Westland Community Schools has selected two finalists to interview for the Superintendent position. 



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Tinkham Educational Center

3001 Fourth Street
Wayne, MI 48184

Phone: 734-419-2436
Fax: 734-595-2439
Attendance Line: 734-419-2436

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Full Day: 7:50 am - 2:40 pm

 

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3001 Fourth Street
Wayne, Michigan 48184

Phone: 734-419-2426
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Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility Policy 

Wayne-Westland Community Schools (“District”) is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. All pages on the District’s website will conform to the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents of those guidelines. The District will continue to test future releases/updates of its website and remains committed to maintaining its compliance and serving the widest possible audience. To this end, the District will perform periodic accessibility audits of its website.

Please report any concerns on the Accessibility Concerns page. 

Web Accessibility Coordinator:
Scott Mastenbrook
734 419-2009
MastenbrookS@wwcsd.net