Our Model

Engaging And Encouraging

At WAY Academy, we believe learning should be engaging and encouraging to students. It should encourage self-esteem, independence, and develop 21st century skills. Our approach is built on three core components.

Project Based Learning

Students explore authentic, engaging, and real-world problems.

Competency Based Learning

Students progress by mastering learning standards in their courses.

Blended Learning

Students work online and in-person for their courses.

Our Model

At WAY Academy, we offer grades 7 - 12. Here are some key features of our school:

  • Diploma - Students are on a path towards a high school diploma
  • Small class sizes - In-person classes average 10 - 15 students
  • Mentor support - Mentors monitor students progress and make daily contact
  • Team Leader support - Team Leaders removes any barriers to learning
  • HERO - Students and parents can use HERO to access the curriculum and grading online
  • Technology provided - We provide the computer and internet connection to students

WAY Vocabulary

To help our students see learning differently, we use different words for traditional school terms.

  • Projects - Coursework
  • Mentor - Learning coach
  • Expert - Certified teacher, online & in-person
  • Researcher - Student
  • Team Leader - Student learning advocate
  • Lab - School classroom