Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the questions we hear most frequently. We also invite you to review our student handbook for more details or for clarification on our policies. If you still have questions, give us a call—we’re happy to help!

Students should not wear the following clothing items in the classroom, at CBI sites, or at job sites:

  •     Hats or bandanas
  •     Heavy winter coats (light, zip-up hoodies are acceptable)
  •     Black sweat suits, yoga pants, or “skinny jeans”
  •     Clothing items promoting drugs, alcohol, profanity, or which contain letters and/or symbols that are disrespectful or sexually suggestive
  •     Shorts or capri/crop pants
  •     Facial jewelry

Students wearing inappropriate attire will check out permissible clothing items from Macomb Academy for the day. If necessary, administration reserves the right to send home students who violate clothing or grooming standards.

Macomb Academy works with the SMART bus ADA service to help students secure transportation to and from school at the beginning and end of the school day. For more information please visit SMART's website here. You can also contact us for more information and assistance signing up.


Transportation to and from job-training sites is provided for students using Macomb Academy vans.

If a student feels he/she cannot participate in training, he/she should stay home, call in absent, and return the next day ready to learn. To report an absence, the student or parent/guardian must call the office one day prior to the absence or no later than 8:30 a.m. the day of the absence. If calling outside of school hours, please leave a voicemail, and our school office will alert the appropriate parties. After three consecutive, unreported absences, the transition teacher will attempt to contact the student, parent, or guardian. Our administrators will schedule a parent-teacher conference to discuss excessive absences and send notification to the parent/guardian after five consecutive days of absence. For more information, please consult our student handbook located on this page.

After an initial assessment pretest, administration conducts an annual post test in the spring to monitor progress. The assessment is based on the Life Centered Career Education (LCCE) curriculum. These assessments help Macomb Academy determine the best placements for each student. We also administer progress reports and employment evaluations after each semester. Parents, students, or staff members may request a conference at any time. Please consult our student handbook in the sidebar of this page for more information regarding assessments.