Academics

    • English Language Arts/ Literacy (ELA)  
      •  Burns Elementary-Middle School uses a comprehensive, standards-based core literacy program that engages teachers and students through compelling, real-world content called EL Education. This revolutionary curriculum allows students to demonstrate critical thinking, intellectual courage, and emotional resilience. Furthermore, students possess the passion and capacity to contribute to a better world as a result of EL. EL ensures that all students master rigorous content, develop positive character, and produce quality work. Burns Elementary-Middle School has been awarded the prestigious honor of being an EL Education model school for Detroit Public Schools Community School District.
      • Click the video link below to view Burns Master Teacher Ms. Jordan teaching EL with her Burns 1st graders.
    • Mathematics
      • Eureka Math is a complete, PreK–12 curriculum. It follows the focus and coherence of the Common Core State Standards and carefully sequences the mathematical progressions.  provides educators with a comprehensive curriculum, in-depth professional development, books, and support materials.
    • Science
      • Burns Elementary-Middle Middle school offers interactive and engaging sciences classes for students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Students receive in-depth, core instruction that is aligned to the Michigan Next Generation Science Standards. These science classes are designed to move students from simply just doing science but figuring out the "why" behind it. Middle school students will be introduced to the three-dimensional learning strategies; Crosscutting Concepts, Science and Engineering Practices and the Disciplinary Core Ideas. Lastly, Students will develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills- communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem solving and flexibility.
    • Social Studies