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Specialty Academic Programs

Unique learning opportunities at Clarkston Community Schools help connect classroom learning with real-world applications and future career opportunities. Everyone's path is different.

In addition to providing a diverse and robust curriculum, we also support different interests and learning styles with teaching strategies that promote academic and personal success for all students.

Clarkston AP Environmental Science Students gather around a Nature Center sign on a field trip. 

Advanced Studies Program

Entering Grades 8-12

About Advanced Studies

The Advanced Studies Program and Diploma Endorsement is designed for students who wish to participate in a continuously rigorous, challenging academic program that will lead to an Advanced Studies Program endorsement at the end of the senior year. Learn more.

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Honors Music Certificate Program

Entering Grades 6-12

Enrollment is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year

About the Honors Music Certificate Program

Honors Music Certificate Program

The Clarkston music program is nationally recognized for its level of excellence, integrating leadership skills with the performing arts. Our focus is on: service to the program, outside training, growth over time, and skill achievement. Our honors music certificate program is open to instrumental and vocal students in grades 6-12 who have a desire to develop their ability to be a leader and to become the best student performers they can possibly be.  Students will be involved in a rigorous program that  both pushes and encourages students to achieve at their highest level.  At the completion of the four-year program, students will earn a certificate and graduation cords to showcase their achievement. 

The Music Certificate Award Program is open to all Clarkston Community Schools music students, and out-of-district students who meet admission requirements. Learn more about Fine Arts at Clarkston Community Schools. For more information about the Honors Music Certificate Program, email clarkstonmusic@clarkston.k12.mi.us.

Learn More About the Honors Music Certificate Program

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Career Immersion Pathways

Entering Grades 8-12

Enrollment is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year

About Career Immersion Pathways

Students are immersed in real-world experiences in career pathways and earn a Career Diploma endorsement at graduation in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Education, or Marketing. Learn More

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Online & Blended Program

Entering Grades K-12

About Online & Blended Learning

Students in grades K-12 may choose from full online schooling or a blended schedule (in school and online). Under this plan, students that reside outside of district boundaries are now eligible to apply for the Online or Blended Programs. Email bipambid@clarkston.k12.mi.us for more information.

Online & Blended Program Overview

 

A CHS IB student wears goggles and holds a petri dish in IB Bio.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Entering Grades 11-12

About the IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university program that demands the best from both motivated students and teachers. The curriculum and pedagogy of IB programmes focus on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while insisting that students fully explore their home culture and language. This sophisticated two-year curriculum covers a wide range of academic subjects and its graduates are welcomed by the world’s leading universities. Learn more.

Clarkston Construction Tech Program students stand arm in arm at a skills competition. 

Clarkston Construction Technology Program

Entering Grades 6-12

Enrollment is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year

About Clarkston Construction Tech

A hands-on STEAM & construction tech curriculum that leads to careers in the skilled trades, construction management, and everything in between. Learn more.

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CSMTech Academy Program

Entering Grades 9-12

Enrollment is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year

About CSMTech

CSMTech was founded in 1994, and now enjoys more than 20 years of growth and development. It is a science, mathematics and technology academy (STEM program), where learning is celebrated! It is an integrated program with acceleration within the courses. Students learn technology tools in 9th and 10th grades which carry them through the four-year program. Math and the sciences are taught in an integrated curriculum, demonstrating real world applications and connections. Students who attend this program are excited about math and science and love the atmosphere, that "learning is cool." Learn more.