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Small School, Open Minds • Michigan Reward School 2012, 2013
 401 N. Division
 Ann Arbor, MI  48104
 Main/Dean: (734)994-2025
 Attendance: 994-2021
 Comm. Resource: 994-2026
 Counseling: 994-2027
 FAX: 994-0042
 Marci Tuzinsky, Dean



The Community Resource Program

Welcome to the CR Program.  Is this the semester that you can fit the class of your dreams into your schedule? If you would like to learn about a subject, come to the CR office and talk about how you can put together a CR.

Think about taking a CR next year!!!!  WHY???  
  • A CR course is a class that you get credit for
  • It appears on your schedule in PowerSchool & counts as one of your 6 classes
  • Counts in your GPA 
It's special because you get to create the class based on what YOU want to study! Here's what you need to do: 
  • Find a QUALIFIED volunteer to work with you for about 3-4 hours a week 
  • Work independently for another hour or two (or more based on your interest) 
  • Put together the curriculum and course plan with your volunteer instructor with guidance from the CR office. And Voilà.
You can also work as a volunteer in a SERVICE CR.  Talk to your Forum Leader or someone in the CR Office about how to follow your passion!

Deadlines      Fall, Semester 1, 2015-2016 (CR) Courses
CR Pre-Registration in Moodle -  1st window 
Monday, May 11, 2015 - Wednesday, June 3, 2015.  

CR Pre-Registration in Moodle  -  2nd window
August 24, 2015 - September 14, 2015

The last day to submit an application to take a CR is September 14, 2015.  If the CR program reaches a maximum number of enrollments, we will use the time stamp in Moodle to create a wait list for those who have submitted the paperwork to the CR office at CHS by the deadline.

Summer Community Resource course information can be found on the link below 

Click on the moodle image below to access the AAPS moodle.  


What IS a CR?
A Community Resource (CR) class is....

  • A contracted learning experience taught by an “expert” member of the community.  The community expert who teaches the CR class must be a volunteer and cannot be paid for their services.
  • Awarding high school credit and a grade
  • Meeting either elective or compulsory graduation requirements
  • Monitored by certified AAPS teaching staff
  • Students meet with their volunteer instructor for 3 to 4 hours a week and work independently for another 1-2 hours a week for .5 credit or demonstrate mastery of the state standards.
  • District wide common assessments may be required to grant credit in specific areas
What happens after I submit my CR application?
Once the completed paperwork is turned in to the CR office, we will contact the instructor and review the paperwork. If everything is in order, we send an approval email to all parties involved. If something about the course plan needs improvement, we will contact you about the issue. The student can begin working on the CR as soon as school starts.  The student will enter in Moodle what he/she has accomplished each week and keep all of his/her work to show the monitor at the marking periods.  The CR monitor (who is the AAPS teacher listed on PowerSchool) will contact the instructor for the grades and enter an overall grade in PowerSchool at the marking period.
We go over Moodle and all of the above topics at the orientation.

The 4 components to receive credit for a CR class.
1.  Structured meetings between a student and qualified volunteer that follow a syllabus approved by AAPS staff.
2.  Quarterly documentation submitted to the CR monitor by the student.
3.  Weekly summaries must be entered on the AAPS Moodle (video) by the student.
4.  Common Assessments may be required for some classes.


Are you planning a CR for a state-required classes?

 Click here for Michigan Department of Education High School Content Expectations.


Meet our CR Staff  

Find out who you should be talking to as you plan your CR.
For example, if you are planning a CR class in science, you will want to contact Rosi Simmer.

CR Office

Room 215 at Community High School

Phone: 734-994-2026

Fax:  734-994-6377

Questions about CR classes should be directed to the mentor for the content area of the CR class. CR Staff

Information about Online Courses can be found at

Ann Arbor Public Schools