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This category will cover a broad range of topics relating to education, instruction, and learning in the city of Flint, Michigan.

These may cover schools, educational programs, and initiatives within the city, whether sponsored by a public school district, college, or university, or by a church, a non-profit entity, or for-profit institution. Educational foundations or informational sites may also be found here.

The public K-12 provider for the city of Flint is Flint Community Schools. At one time, the school district served a student population of about 30,000, but today it is down to fewer than 5,000. One reason for the lowering student population is the decline in the population of the city over the past six decades. However, only about one-third of school-age children who live in Flint attend a school operated by the public school district. For the 2011-2012 school year, both of the district middle schools, four of its elementary schools, and one of its high schools placed in the bottom 5% of all schools in the state, based on student achievement and attendance.

The Flint public school district has had to face problems that many other districts have not had to deal with, at least not at levels seen in Flint. Flint schools have a greater than 90% poverty rate, which means that FCS students have basic needs that have to be addressed before they can learn at high levels. In its strategic plan, Flint Community Schools has addressed several steps to deal with many of these problems, such as STEM and STEAM programs, International Baccalaureate education, Early College High School initiatives, dual enrollment, Montessori education, and others.

The district has acted in cooperation with the Genesee Intermediate School District on some of these measures. GISD is an advancED-accredited intermediate school district whose primary service area consists of the 21 public school districts and 15 public school academy is in Genesee County. Operated by GISD, Genesee Early College is a five-year school that combines elements of high school and university experience. It is designed to prepare students for careers in the medical and health-related professions. Mott Middle College is a general education program operated by GISD. Situated on the campus of Mott community college, the program overlaps work on an associate degree with a high school diploma.

Other alternative programs include EduCare Flint, a no-cost, full-day, year-long educational program for students from birth to age five, held on the campus of Durant Turri-Mott Elementary School. The Crim Fitness Foundation supports a Community School Corps comprised of AmeriCorps State and VISTA members who provide during and after-school activities for K-12 students in the district. YouthQuest is an after-school enrichment program in Flint and Genesee County. It offers academic support, physical fitness programs, nutrition education, youth development, and leadership programs.

Many school-age students in Flint attend schools or other educational programs outside of the public school district. Saint John Vianney Catholic School offers a PK through the eighth-grade program, and Powers Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic, coeducational it's cool that sits on 57 acres west of downtown Flint. Other K-8th-grade schools include First Flint Seventh Day Adventist Christian School and Saint Paul Lutheran School.

Academy West Alternative Education offers a variety of options for adults who wish to complete high school, including four-day school schedules and a combination of online and on-campus education, as well as fully online programs.

Additionally, the Michigan school for the deaf has been an operation in Flint since 1854. It enrolls students who are deaf or hard of hearing, from infancy through high school.

Higher education in Flint may be obtained through the University of Michigan at Flint, which is one of three campuses in the University of Michigan system. Additionally, Kettering University, formerly General Motors Institute of Technology, is a private university in Flint offering bachelor's and Master's degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and business fields. The flagship campus of Mott Community College is in Flint, it's a district being the same as Genesee Intermediate School District. It offers associate degrees and pre-associate certificates. The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine has a campus in the former Flint Journal building downtown.

Appropriate topics for this category include childcare services, pre-kindergarten, preschool programs, K-12 programs, homeschooling programs, tutoring programs, as well as colleges and universities. Other educational or training programs, such as driver education or vocational programs, may also be listed here if they are located in Flint.



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