High School Completion

SER Learning Academy

In partnership with Ecorse Public Schools, SER YouthBuild Learning Academy (SYLA) East & Southwest provide learners with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and self-discipline necessary to become successful citizens in a global society.

SYLA is an alternative high school for youth ages 16-21 years old tailored to the academic needs of each student and open to residents of any city. Its model combines classroom instruction by a certified teacher and enables students to learn a trade while in school. Students complete assignments using credit recovery software from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Monday-Friday. Ecorse Public School Diplomas are granted once a student completes their 19 required credits and Graduates participate in Ecorse’s formal Graduation Ceremony in June.

SYLA 2018-2019

We are currently meeting or exceeding our goals.

Current Student Enrollment80%
Student Retention100%
Certificate Attainment82%
Student Enrollment Goal75%
Student Retention Goal75%
Certificate Attainment Goal40%

Student Services Provided

  • SER YouthBuild Learning Academy offers students access to select services based on eligibility.
  • High School degree completion (credit recovery)
  • General Education Degree
  • Construction Certifications (Multi-Craft Core Curriculum, Renovate, Repair and Paint and Safety training)
  • Information Technology Certifications (Microsoft Office Academy)
  • Service projects (AmeriCorps)
  • OSHA 10/30
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Life-skills, career, and academic counseling
  • Assistance in transitioning into higher education or employment
  • Transportation assistance
  • Monetary Incentives
  • Work Based Learning

Required School Documents

  • SLA Application to be completed
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Documentation
  • Proof of residency
  • Picture ID
  • Guardian must be present if under 18
  • Shot records
  • Recent transcripts


Southwest Location

Youth Education Services Lead
Patricia Eggleston
Address: 5200 Stecker, Dearborn, MI 48216
Phone: (313) 945-5200 ext. 4309
Fax: (313) 584-4806

Eastside Location

Address: 5555 Conner, Detroit, MI 48213
Phone: (313) 945-5200 ext. 4406
Fax: (313) 332-0596

For more information about our programs, Click here to fill out the Youth Registration form, visit our center, or call 313-945-5200 ext. 4200.