Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools

Working Together to Guarantee Learning for Every Student

Awards and Recognitions
"Working Together to Guarantee Learning for Every Student"
  • Carman-Ainsworth awarded Early Head Start Grant
  • Carman-Ainsworth awarded Michigan STEM Partners Grant
  • Carman-Ainsworth Middle School awarded Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division Grant
  • Carman-Ainsworth is the first district in the Sate to offer Project Lead the Way to all elementary schools
  • Carman-Ainsworth has achieved 15 Regional Team Championships; 2 State Titles; 73 1st Team All-Staters; and 13 State Championships
  • Ms. Sue Warren awarded 2014 State and Federal Programs Specialists Leadership Award
  • Carman-Ainsworth earned NCA CASI/AdvancED Accreditation and Renewal
  • Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent, Dr. Steven Tunnicliff, awarded 2015 Michigan Association of School Administrator's Region V Superintendent of the Year
  • Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education receives Michigan Association of School Boards Honor Board and Standard of Excellence Awards
  • Carman-Ainsworth is "Beating the Odds" at two elementary schools, Dillion and Randels Elementary Schools
  • Carman-Ainsworth Dye Elementary Principal, Mrs. Detra Fields, awarded Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principal of the Year Award
  • Randels Elementary had two teams compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Competition; one team placed 2nd in the State of Michigan
  • Carman-Ainsworth LEGO Robotics won 1st in World Festival and earned four State Championships to date, included the 2014 State Championship
  • Ten 2015 Carman-Ainsworth High School graduates earned Advanced Placement Scholar, Scholar with Honor, or Scholar with Distinction for Excellence in three or more Advanced Placement courses
  • Carman-Ainsworth High School Graduates of 2015 were offered over $4.8 million in scholarships from colleges and universities across the country
  • Carman-Ainsworth High School competed at the World Robotics Championships four times in the last decade, earning the 2014 State Championship
  • Carman-Ainsworth 5th and 6th grade Book Bowl Teams earned county wide championships
  • Carman-Ainsworth High School Empathy for All Students honored as Blueberry Ambassadors
  • Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools recognized as "Academic State Champ" by Bridge Magazine
  • Carman-Ainsworth High School student wins the 2015 Robert E. Weiss Priority Children Outstanding Youth Award
  • Carman-Ainsworth's Mr. Benjy Jones named 2014 Teacher of the Year by Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association
  • Carman-Ainsworth's Ms. Delynne Miller was the recipient of the Michigan Education Theatre Association's Hall of Fame Award for 2014-2015
  • Carman-Ainsworth High School Blue Brigade Marching Band was selected to perform at the State Championships four of last five years
  • Carman-Ainsworth coaches, Mr. Kenn Domerese and Mr. Paul Dresser induced into the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame
  • Carman-Ainsworth students won the Genesee County Spelling Bee in grades 4 and 11.
  • Three students were nominated for the Robert E. Weiss Outstanding Youth Award from Priority Children.
  • FIRST Robotics for 2013-2014
    • The FIRST LEGO League team, MO Peeps, won first place at the state robotics tournament from a field of 48 top teams of 330 in Michigan. They compete at World Festival in spring 2014. They are no stranger to competition, winning the state championship three years running and World Festival in 2009.
    • Team 314 won the 2014 Lansing FIRST Robotics District Chairman's Award, the most prestigious award at FIRST.
  • Carman-Ainsworth was awarded a competitive grant to offer Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering curriculum at the high school beginning fall 2014.
  • A Bridge Magazine article that examined 2013-2014 assessment scores state wide for grades 4, 8, and 11 in regards to socioeconomic factors ranked Carman-Ainsworth fourth in the county and one of the top schools in the state.
  • The first cohort of Accelerated Graduation Opportunity (AGO) students were recognized, seven in all from the class of 2016. These students can graduate from high school early or opt to earn dual enrollment college credits their senior year. Local college partnerships help them earn additional college credit. Summer of 2013 provided a rigorous second year engineering learning opportunity provided by the Engineering Department of Baker College. It's a way students can "graduate in three or jump start their college degree!"
  • Carman-Ainsworth is partnering with Davison Schools in a Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP) to provide another opportunity for students to earn college credit in the summer.
  • CA's four-year graduation rate, 84.1% at the high school, exceeds the State average by 12% while maintaining the most rigorous graduation requirements in Genesee County, 24 credits earned over four years.