Volume 6 No.5
Arbor Preparatory High School of Ypsilanti has consistently led Division 3 Girls Basketball this season. The Midwest Sports Network caught this quote from Arbor Prep Head Coach Scott Stine after one of the games, “I give our girls a lot of credit for never giving up and for focusing on the game. I’m proud of them for not giving in when things weren’t going our way and they just kept grinding and our man-to-man defense really took control of the game.” Way to go, Gators! 

Below is a list of the top 10 teams in the Division 3 Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second, etc. The rankings are compiled by the Associated Press from votes of various press and media members from different publications across the state.
NOTE: Records as of February 8th

Division 3
School/Record/Total Points
1. Ypsilanti Arbor Preparatory (4) (12-1) 74
2. Kent City (1) (15-0) 70
3. Maple City Glen Lake (15-0) 65
4. Sandusky (13-0) 58
5. Calumet (13-1) 53
6. Niles Brandywine (13-1) 49
7. Harbor Springs (14-1) 31
8. Madison Heights Bishop Foley (10-1) 20
(tie) Lake City (13-1) 20
10. McBain (14-2) 19
Others receiving votes: Hart 16, Schoolcraft 15, Jonesville 12, Brooklyn Columbia Central 12, Sanford-Meridian 11, Grass Lake 9, Hemlock 9, Reese 8, Leslie 5, Watervliet 3, Blissfield 1, Buchanan 1.
With the help of Lake Superior Academy and Three Lakes Academy, The Little Traverse Conservancy  (LTC) has enjoyed a successful year that has resulted in 26 land protections projects that included 3,760 acres. These projects cultivated 12 new nature preserves and added to five existing nature preserves, meanwhile cultivating three new working forest reserves and getting legal protection for six privately-owned properties through conservation easement. 

Lake Superior Academy and Three Lakes Academy became involved in the LTC through their Forest School Program. This educational outlet provides school trips and hands-on learning experiences. As their promotional video narrates, “Forest school is a place where students can cultivate a stewardship ethic that will last a lifetime… We believe it is paramount to communicate the importance of nature’s physical, mental, and emotional impacts on us as humans. Forest School allows students to enjoy time in nature, get their hands dirty, and head back to the classroom, excited to apply what they’ve learned in the field. Look no further than the wide eyes and smiles of your students.”

Through their involvement with LTC, Lake Superior Academy and Three Lakes Academy have made an impact on conserving their natural environment in one of the most beautiful areas of the state of Michigan. Just recently, Lake Superior Academy participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new trail. We are proud of the work they’ve done and are excited to see what the future holds for students in our school that are learning how to get involved with their community and take care of their environment.
About Bay Mills Community College Charter Schools
Bay Mills Community College began authorizing charter schools in the year 2000 and now authorizes 46 schools serving approximately 23,660 students.
Our Mission: To ensure a quality education for urban, minority, and/or poor children by improving and expanding educational opportunities through innovative oversight methods. To provide academy boards with the necessary support and training so that they may make educated decisions that are in the best interest of the students that attend their academies.