WAY is a personalized learning program for students looking for an excellent educational experience, facilitated by personalized, project-based, online learning experiences with face-to-face interaction. Our staff is invested in the success of each student, providing support 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, all year round. This dedication allows students to excel at their own pace, developing customized learning plans on topics that truly appeal to them.
WAY combines personalized, project-based, online learning experiences with face-to-face interaction. Students in WAY become Researchers on track to receive a fully accredited high school diploma. Each Researcher is provided with a customized, standards-based learning plan and paired with a Mentor to coach them toward graduation. They are also equipped with a computer workstation and Internet connectivity within his or her home. Our staff is invested in the success of each student, providing support 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, all year round. This dedication allows students to excel at their own pace, developing customized learning plans on topics that truly appeal to them.
In the WAY model teachers (online mentors and content area experts) and students engage in daily email, posting and responding to discussion boards, instant messaging, and video conferencing. Additionally, team leaders engage in telephone conversations and home visits with the students and parents. All students have live support available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
Each cohort of sixty students is supported by a team leader - a certified teacher who conducts regular home visits and is available any time by phone and/or email. The team leader regularly updates parents related to the progress of each student. Parents also have access to their student's progress in real time using WAY's customized, standards-based reporting tool.
In the WAY model, all teachers (content area experts) are responsible for:
Blended local school district partnership program for high school and middle school
80% online 20% face-to-face
Blended public school academies, run directly by WAY, for grades 7-12
50% online 50% face-to-face
Online virtual public school for grades 7-12
430 N Mill St // Clio, MI 48420
WAY Academy of Flint
817 E Kearsley // Flint, MI 48503
Statewide online school // serving all of Michigan
301 S Kalamazoo St. // Vicksburg, MI 49097
WAY Academy SW Detroit
8701 W Vernor // Detroit, MI 48209
WAY East Jackson
3000 Blake Road // Jackson, MI 49201
WAY Mount Pleasant
3480 S. Isabella Rd // Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
450 East Red Arrow Highway // Watervliet, MI 49098
WAY Academy West Detroit
19321 West Chicago // Detroit, MI 48228
1425 West Grand River // Howell, MI 48843
111 Spruce St. // Niles, MI. 49120
WAY Academy Washtenaw
555 Briarwood Circle // Ann Arbor, MI 48108