Priority and Focus Schools Support (MI EXCEL)

Serving MI Excel Priority, Focus, and School Improvement Grant Recipient Schools

MI Excel priority Schools

Wayne RESA is a partner in the Michigan Department of Education Statewide System of Support (SSoS). The SSoS provides service and support to Wayne County Title I schools whose ranking on the Michigan Department of Education's Top to Bottom List is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. Wayne RESA receives a Title I grant to support identified Priority Schools in implementing rapid turnaround strategies focused on the reason(s) why the school was identified as Priority.

Service Coordination

Services and Support

Coaching Services

Professional Development

 focus schools

Focus Schools are those schools whose achievement gap between the highest performing 30% of students and the lowest performing 30% of students is among the 10% highest in the state. Wayne RESA receives a Title I grant to support Wayne County districts with identified Focus schools in examining data to determine reasons for the gap and provide strategies for reducing that gap.

School Improvement Grant Recipient Schools (SIG Schools)

Title I Focus or Priority Schools that have been awarded a School Improvement Grant may contract on a fee for service basis, with Wayne RESA Educational Services for support and resources to help them in achieving the goals set in their School Improvement Plan. Services and support from Wayne RESA Educational Services include instructional coaching, leadership coaching, professional development, and instructional resource support.

School Improvement Facilitation

Instructional Coaching (English Language Arts and Mathematics)

Instructional Leadership Coaching

Professional Development


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For more information contact:

Markita Hall
(734) 334-1588
Lena Montgomery
Director of Early Childhood & English Learner Services
(734) 334-1438
Mari Treece
(734) 334-1384