MBCC Scheduling For 20-21 & Contact Info


REMOTE LEARNING UPDATE: Please scroll down for important information about Remote Learning at MBCC during the current COVID 19 Emergency Shutdown.

Many parents and students are asking about scheduling for the coming school year. Unfortunately, due to the closure, there are many more questions than we have answers for. We have updated all the links above with information about our programs at MBCC. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

For more information about specific career program and detailed course descriptions, click on the program links in the Black Menu Bar above!!

For now, here’s the powerpoint presentation that I’ve been sharing with students to discuss the Career and Technical Education options available at the Michael Berry Career Center. Make sure to explore each program in the Black Menu Bar above.

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For more information or answers to questions:

High School CTE Programs
(313) 827-4800 (office)
(313) 827-4808
Adult GED, ELL Classes(313) 827-1900https://dearbornschools.org/departments/adult-community-education/
Adult Enrichment (313) 827-1912 (info)
(313) 827-1959 (register)

Michael Berry Career Center Staff Directory: https://berry.dearbornschools.org/contact-us/

District Phone Numbers during theCOVID 19 Emergency
General Information313-827-3006communications@dearbornschools.org
Social Emotional Support313-827-8500dss@dearbornschools.org
Technical Support313-827-8400
Human Resources and Student Services313-827-3068
Special Education313-827-7050
Translation and Interpretation Services:https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/translation/

Parents: US Census 2020

Dear Parent(s),

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For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here: 



The Staff of the Michael Berry Career Center

United States Census 2020 | City of Poughkeepsie

Heights Campus Juniors/Seniors (New Course Offering)

Next year we are offering TWO sections of AP Economics for students who want a little challenge and are willing to do the “college level” work (and get graded on a 5-point scale). It is offered 3rd hour in the AM and 4th hour in the PM (perfect for students who have 3 AM classes and a 5th/6th hour CoOp or Dual Enrollment). If you think you might be interested, email Dr. Bayerl (bayerlj@dearbornschools.org) ASAP to see if we can make it work on your schedule. Course descriptions are below

AP MACROECONOMICS (Social Studies Elective)

AP Macroeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination; it also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts

AP MICROECONOMICS (Social Studies Elective)

AP Microeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers. The course also develops students’ familiarity with the operation of product and factor markets, distributions of income, market failure, and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts

Returning MBCC Students

I am currently working on the 2020-2021 MBCC schedule. If you have NOT done your course requests for next year yet, please email your counselor (and copy me) ASAP so we can save you a space in the class you want!

Are You a Graduating Senior?

We need you to do two things right away!

  1. Contact your teacher and verify that you are on track to graduate in June.
  2. Send your teacher a list of honor, awards or scholarships you may have earned at MBCC so they get them to your high school principal for inclusion in Honors Night Programs.

Remote Learning @ MBCC Kickoff

Welcome students and parents! Even though our building is closed, the learning continues. Our governor and legislature has required we transition to an online “remote learning” plan for the remainder of the school year. Our plan has been submitted to the county and accepted…and starts TODAY! I’ve posted the details below, and attached a handy copy you can print out, but the staff at MBCC thought it would be fun to share this fun little video with you outlining the basics. Hope to “see” you all soon! We miss you!

What Remote Learning Looks Like at MBCC

For the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year (ending June 11, 2020), the MBCC Teachers will…

  • Check their district email a minimum of once daily and responding within 24 hours to questions from students, parents and the community
  • Update their classroom blog(s) every Monday with their plan for the week including
    • Schedule and instructions for two required remote learning lessons
    • Schedule and instructions for office hours for student/parent questions
    • Some teacher may post assignments in advance here.
    • A directory of staff blogs can be found at https://berry.dearbornschools.org/contact-us/
  • Create and present two (2) live/recorded lessons per week for each class.
    • Schedule and instructions for joining can be found on teachers blog.
    • Students are required to attend a minimum of 60% of these sessions to earn credit for the class and must attend 75% or more to earn a grade of “A” for the semester.
    • Staff will assign at least two (2) assignments per week that students must complete and submit to teacher for grading.  Students are required to earn a minimum of 60% of on these assignments to earn credit for the class and must earn 75% or more to earn a grade of “A” for the semester.
    • Students who can not attend the scheduled “live” sessions due to conflicting events can participate in the recorded session.  Must do this within 24 hours.   
  • Feedback must be provided and grades entered in MiStar.
    • Student participation and assignment grades will be posted in MiStar (Parent/Student Connect) so you can track your progress
  • Post and participate in “office hours”
    • Teachers will be available “live” a minimum of one hour per week to answer parent and student questions.  See individual teacher’s blogs for schedule and contact method.
    • Remember, teachers are monitoring school email all week as well. 
  • Teachers are required to make “live” contact with students every week.  If you students are attending the remote learning lessons, they will meet that requirement.  If not, teachers will be using a variety of methods to reach out to students (online hangouts/chats, email, phone, etc.)
  • If students are still not participating, MBCC and High School intervention teams will contact students and/or parents. 
  • Translation Services, access to a chromebook and assistance with internet access are available to families in need.  Contact the students’ high school for information.