WAY Academy - Widening Advancements for Youth - West Campus


Enrollment for 2019-2020 is open!


WAY Academy West is a tuition-free charter school and is accepting applications for the 2018 - 2019 school year

WAY Academy West serves grades 6-12 on our campus in Detroit. We are a tuition-free Public School Academy serving students and their families through a blended learning model. Our school is authorized by Lake Superior State University according to the Michigan Revised School Code.


    1. Engaging Projects - Students explore authentic, engaging, and real-world problems
    2. College and career support - Prepares students for college and success in their career of choice
    3. Blended Learning - Students work online and in-person for their courses.
    4. Accredited - WAY Michigan is nationally accredited by AdvancEd and chartered by Lake Superior State University.
    5. Make Your Schedule - Learn at a pace that suits you. Opportunity to either accelerate or consolidate to quality.

Tell it your WAY


Starting this year, you must enroll in our new online enrollment system, SchoolMint. Click the link below to start your online enrollment,



If you need help using Schoolmint, you can use the video tutorial below or the Contact Us button to contact the school staff.



Find Us

19321 West Chicago
Detroit, MI 48228

School Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Enrollment FAQ

How do I enroll my child at WAY Academy West?

In order to enroll a child, parents or guardians must submit a paper or online application. Use the links above to apply online, download the application, or come to the school in person.

Where can I get an application?

Applications can be found above on this page or you can come to the school to get a paper application.

Do you provide free transportation?

No, WAY Academy West does not provide transportation for students.

Does it cost tuition to attend?

No, WAY Academy West is a free public charter school.

Do you provide free / reduced meals for students?

For the 2017 - 2018 school year, all WAY Academy West students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Do you provide special education services?

Yes. We offer special education services for students who need them. Click here for more information.

Do students have to wear a uniform?

No, students are not required to wear a uniform. Students do have to follow the dress code in the Student and Parent Handbook.