The core curriculum focuses on mastery of essential academic learning requirements that every student is expected to know and demonstrate. The core curriculum aligns with State and National standards and complies with North Central Accreditation (NCA) requirements. In compliance with the core curriculum requirements, the Coldwater school district has fully implemented mathematics, science, social studies and language arts. Two of the district school buildings are fully accredited by the North Central Association. The following are NCA accredited schools:
Coldwater Community Schools (CCS) offers state of the art technology in grades K-12. Every classroom and office in the district is wired for internet and telephone service. CCS deploys over 1100 internet capable workstations. Each building has at least one file server, multiple laser printers, web content filtering for CIPA compliance, and complete voicemail capabilities. CCS offers Moodle Classes, School Messenger telephone notification services, and many other on-line learning opportunities for all grade levels.
The needs of students in grades K-8 needing a more academically challenging curriculum are met through differentiated classroom instruction and/or placement in above grade level content sections. In grades 9-12, students have options of enrolling in course sections that offer a more rigorous content focus.
Students at the High School may enroll in high-level courses taught according to the AP syllabus, including Calculus, English Literature, and Government. Students may elect to take AP tests in French, Spanish, European History, U.S. History, Biology, and Psychology. Distance Learning and additional coursework is available through the Michigan Virtual High School (MVHS).
Adult Education offers GED (General Education Diploma), ESL (English as a Second Language), and ABE (Adult Basic Education). The program is primarily held in the evening at the high school but does offer various daytime opportunities.
The Branch Area Careers Center addresses the needs of those students who desire specialized training. The Center provides counseling, career assessment, job placement, career guidance, and employability skills and individual job training opportunities.
Located on the Girard Campus, FHS provides an alternative for students who have been unsuccessful in the traditional high school, who have gotten behind in credits, or who prefer a smaller environment with more personal attention. The daytime program serves Coldwater, Bronson, Quincy, and the surrounding area. Busing is available. Continuing Education for Young Women is a special program of FHS, which provides pregnant and parenting teens an opportunity to complete their education. Childcare is provided on site.
Child care program located at Lincoln Elementary School (more information available on our website or call 279-5910.
Child care program located at Lincoln Elementary School (more information available on our website or call 279- 5910
Located in the Lincoln Elementary School building, at 70 Tibbits Street, this program offers Coldwater four-year old children a half day, educational program that is geared toward preparing children for kindergarten.
The Coldwater Community Schools' athletic programs are competitive and State-recognized.
The Coldwater Community Schools takes great pride in the quality of education afforded students. The school district is committed to ensuring that every student is treated with respect and dignity, and that every student is provided a challenging curriculum in a supportive learning environment.