Enrollment for 2019-2020 is open!


WAY Michigan is a tuition-free charter school and is accepting applications for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

WAY Michigan is a tuition-free, public charter school with an online learning model. We serve grades 6-12 across the state of Michigan and our school is authorized by Central Michigan University according to the Michigan Revised School Code.

Why WAY Michigan?

  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. Technology Provided - Free laptop & internet are provided, if needed
  4. Accredited - WAY Michigan is nationally accredited by AdvancEd and chartered by Central Michigan University.
  5. Make Your Schedule - Learn at a pace that suits you. Opportunity to either accelerate or consolidate to quality
  6. 100% online - Specially devised learning platform integrated into our approach with teacher support 24/7

Tell it your WAY


Enroll using our new online enrollment system. 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.




For more information about WAY Michigan, contact us by phone, email, or mail.

WAY Michigan Office
407 East Fort - Suite 201
Detroit, MI 48226
Please contact school for parking info.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Enrollment FAQ

How much does it cost?

Free! WAY Michigan is a free public charter school.

How do I enroll my child at WAY Michigan?

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. You will receive a phone call after your application is complete.

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 special education services?

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

Do you provide free / reduced meals for students?

As an online school, WAY Michigan does not provide breakfast or lunch.

However, parents or guardians must still complete the Household Information Survey section of the enrollment packet. This is a required section by the Michigan Department of Education

Will my student be required to take standardized tests?

Yes, as a condition of enrollment, WAY Michigan students are required to fulfill all state assessment requirements. Students will need to participate in all standardized testing, including MSTEP, PSAT 9/10, SAT, depending on their grade level. Local testing locations will be provided across the state.

What are the age limitations for enrolling?

A general education student who turns twenty (20) years old on or before September 1 will not be eligible to enroll.

A special education student who turns twenty-six (26) years old on or before September 1 will not be eligible to enroll.

Do I need to be up to date on my immunizations?

Yes. As an online school, you will still need to meet the Michigan vaccination requirements to be enrolled in public school. Click here to learn more.

Can I graduate early?

Yes, you can graduate early! When you graduate depends on the amount of credits you have when you come to WAY Michigan with and how motivated you are to finish! Check the Graduation Requirements page for information on how many credits are required to graduate from WAY Michigan.

What documents are required for enrolling?

You will be asked to submit the following documents:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Student ID - Options include state ID, drivers license, previous school ID, bridge card, etc.
  3. Parent ID - If student is 18 / 19 years of age, this is not required
  4. Up to date immunization records
  5. Student's last report card / transcript
  6. IEP / 504 Files - If applicable

Do I have to be a resident of Michigan?

Yes, WAY Michigan is a public charter school for Michigan residents only.