Inkster Preparatory Academy has the highest academic growth scores in Metro Detroit! Our students average 1.5 years of growth in both Math and Reading each school year and we have been recognized as a Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education. We offer a well-rounded, global education studying diverse cultures. Additionally, we offer full-day Kindergarten with an early entrance option for students who turn five years old before December 1st. During the pandemic, we exceeded the state mandate for academic growth and proudly served families with multiple learning options.
Our students are on a path toward college and career. We have high expectations for our students and offer a high level of support to help children reach their full potential. We individualize learning based on regular analysis of student progress throughout each school year. Inkster Preparatory Academy focuses on the young child and we work to build a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy. Students activities are designed to meet the unique learning needs of each student. These core subjects form the basis of our K-7 curriculum. Students receive 120 minutes of instruction in English Language Arts and 90 minutes of instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies each school day.
We help students develop vital communication skills, while inspiring a love of literature. Our young scholars learn phonics, grammar and comprehensions skills and prepare for reading through multi-sensory activities. Inkster Preparatory Academy students comprehend and analyze both fiction and non-fiction texts as early as kindergarten. The program emphasizes classic works, writing as a process, and the skills that will be tested when our students begin taking the state assessment when they enter third grade.
We balance fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem solving. Our active approach ensures that students understand the realities that underlie mathematical concepts. Games and animations bring concepts to life, while challenge problems, regular practice, and review ensure mastery. We build from the concrete to the abstract as students move from basic skills toward algebra. Students learn by seeing mathematical concepts applied to the world around them.
Our Science program uses hands-on experiments to support the systematic study of life, Earth, and the physical sciences. We nurture curiosity as students practice observation and analytical skills. Students learn how our understanding of the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances. Teachers provide regular opportunities for students to participate in experiments and projects that include opportunities to apply mathematics and technology through age appropriate activities.
A truly well-rounded education must nourish the body and soul as well as the mind. We believe in the value of exposing children to the arts as well as to opportunities for exercise and physical competition.
Organized physical education gets children exercising regularly. It teaches students important concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as promoting general health and well-being.
Letter from the New PrincipalWE ARE GLAD YOU ARE HERE! Dear Inkster Preparatory Academy Students, Families, Teachers and Community, It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Inkster Preparatory Academy. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with high…
It’s Time to Re-Enroll for the 2021-22 School YearCurrent Inkster families - save your child’s seat by re-enrolling today! Complete the online survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/inkster_reenrollment Or, hard copies are available at the school. For a list of qualifying documents visit inksterprep.org/apply
IPA Partners with Youth For Global Health & Social JusticeInkster Preparatory Academy is excited to announce our partnership with the Youth For Global Health & Social Justice. IPA students will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students across the world to bring awareness to every country’s right to clean water sources. IPA students will also participate in…
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Inkster Preparatory Academy is open to all students and committed to supporting at-risk students and their families. Please contact us if you have children who may have a disability and need special education.