Why WAY Michigan?

WAY Michigan is an online charter school serving grades 6 - 12 across the state of Michigan.

Our Model

1. Engaging Projects - Students explore authentic, engaging, and real-world problems

2. Progress Faster - Students progress by mastering learning standards in their courses

3. Technology Provided - Free laptop & internet are provided, if needed

4. Accredited - WAY Michigan is nationally accredited by AdvancEd

5. Make Your Schedule - Student create their own weekly schedule

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School News

Parent and Community Feedback

WAY Michigan has been looking into our use of parent and community engagement. We are always looking for new ways to engage students, parents, and community members-at-large. If you are interested, we are always looking for new members to our School Improvement Team. Our School Improvement Team meets the third Thursday of every month. Additionally, if you are interested in helping out or providing feedback to help us support all of our students, please reach out to our office staff. You can email us at enroll@wayprogram.net or give us a call at 313-638-2716. We look forward to hearing from you as we work to make every young person a hero.  

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New Project: Tell It Your WAY

We would like to introduce our new project for WAY Michigan students called Tell It Your WAY!

This project was created with researchers' stories in mind! This project will walk researchers through their choice of product: either a speech or a personal testimonial about their educational journey with WAY Michigan. 

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Glen Taylor, co-founder of WAY, receives Upton Sinclair Award

Glen Taylor, co-founder of WAY Program, WAY American School and Centric Learning, received the Upton Sinclair Award.

The award acknowledges individuals who have made great contributions to education. "This year we are proud to recognize and acknowledge a number of scholars, writers, theoreticians and other researchers who have contributed to the field of education", wrote Michael F Shaughnessy, Senior Columnist of EducationViews. "Every year, we pause at this time to reflect on certain individuals who, like Upton Sinclair, have made an impact on either education or their chosen field of endeavor."

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Winter Break: 12/21 - 01/05

WAY Michigan’s main office will be closed for the Winter break from Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, January 5th. We will still have online teachers available periodically throughout the break. They will be available to grade projects and provide office hours to assist your students. We hope that you enjoy the time with your family and look forward to coming back refreshed after the New Year.

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WAY Michigan on WXYZ Detroit

Our Assistant Director, James Middleditch, was interviewed today (December 4th) by WXYZ Detroit to discuss the increase in Virtual School enrollment, benefits of Virtual Schools, and the difference between Virtual Schools and Homeschooling. The interview will be on channel 7 news at 6:30am on Thursday December 5th. After the interview airs the article will be posted on the WXYZ website to be viewed. We invite you to watch the interview and share this news with friends, families, and neighbors. 

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Final Grade Level changes will be in January

Final Grade level changes will be taking place when we return from the Winter break in January. Once the grade level changes have taken place then your student will be responsible to test at that grade level. We ask that you support your student in finishing the work necessary to be in the grade they wish to test in by our Winter Break. If you have any questions about the grade level changes or how they will affect your student please give us a call at the office at 313-638-2716 or email enroll@wayprogram.net.

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