Community Resource Program (CR)

Watch this video to see how a local historian, some students, and the Hands-On Museum worked together to create this cool CR course.

A CR is special because you get to create the class based on what YOU want to study! Here's what you need to do:

  • Find a QUALIFIED volunteer to work with you for 2 to 3 hours a week

  • Plan to work independently for another hour or two (or more based on your interest)

  • Put together the curriculum and course plan with your volunteer instructor and guidance from the CR office.

You can also work as a volunteer in a SERVICE CR. Talk to your Forum Leader or someone in the CR Office about how to follow your passion!

2022-2023 Deadlines:

Summer Dates:

06/06 - Summer Application Opens

06/24 - Application & Forms deadline

06/27 - Summer School Begins

07/29 - Summer School Ends

Continuing throughout the summer:

  • Summaries & documentation required same as semester CRs

  • Summer school fee applies

1st Semester Dates:

05/16 - Application Opens

06/03 - Application freezes

08/15 - Application Re-opens

09/06 - Application Closes and forms deadline

09/09 - Notification of Approval of CR course

09/09 - Drop/Add Deadline for all Sem1 courses

CR Orientation Sessions

at Skyline: Friday, Sept 16, during Early and Late Lunch (you only need to attend one) in Room A210. This is a Conference Room in the Main Office.

at Huron: Monday, Sept 19, during Early and Late Lunch (you only need to attend one) in the MCR. The MCR is located right behind the security desk at the Main Entrance.

at Pioneer: Monday, Sept 19 during Early and Late Lunch (you only need to attend one) in the Media Center

at Community: Wednesday, Sept 21 at lunch in Room 311

Continuing throughout the semester:

  • Students submit weekly progress summaries to their AAPS CR Monitor on Schoology

  • Documentation of work shown to CR Monitor by student at each marking period

2nd Semester Dates:

12/01 - Application Opens

12/22 - Application freezes

01/09 - Application Re-opens

01/20 - Application Closes and forms deadline

01/26 - Notification of Approval of CR course

02/02 & 02/03 - CR Orientation Help Sessions

02/03 - Drop/Add Deadline for all Sem2 courses

Continuing throughout the semester:

  • Students submit weekly progress summaries to their AAPS CR Monitor

  • Documentation of work shown to CR Monitor by student at each marking period

A Community Resource (CR) Course

is a class that you create for Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) graduation credit. It appears on your schedule in PowerSchool, counts as one of your 6 classes, and is included in your GPA.

Important notes:

  • Students who have permission from the UM instructor to attend class at UM as a CR student should begin attending the class on the day that class begins.

  • All CR courses will appear on PowerSchool once approved by the CR monitor. This process often takes a week or two into the semester. If the CR is denied, the student and parent will be notified before the district drop/add deadline.

  • Student, parent and instructor will receive an email detailing the important dates and requirements of the CR program within the first few weeks of the semester.

  • All students must complete a CR orientation assignment in Schoology. Help sessions are available for anyone with questions but are not mandatory to attend.


A Volunteer CR Instructor

teaches you the content that you have laid out in your CR course plan.

A Community Resource Monitor

approves the CR course syllabus, oversees the learning experience, and monitors the student's progress throughout the semester.

* If the CR Program reaches a maximum number of students, we will use the date and time of the CR application to form a wait list for those who have submitted the paperwork by the deadline.