Do you have questions about schools, enrollment, accreditation, or something else? Brows the list of commonly asked questions below. You'll find answers to your questions about WAY Academy of Flint.
- What is a charter school?
- What is WAY?
- How did WAY start?
- Is WAY private or for-profit?
- How do I enroll my child?
- Is WAY accredited?
- Are WAY teachers certified?
- What grades does WAY Academy of Flint serve?
- What tools or materials do I need to be in WAY Academy of Flint?
- Do I have to go to a building every day?
- Do I have to work at home every day?
- How long does it take to graduate?
- How do I earn credit for courses at WAY Academy of Flint?
- What does my first day look like?
- Do you have a prom, team sports, etc.?
- Do you have a graduation ceremony?
- How do I request a transcript?
WAY Academy of Flint is a charter school. A charter school is a tuition-free public school and enrollment is open to all students. The “charter” that establishes each school is a contract detailing the school’s mission, program, performance goals, and methods of assessment.
Every public charter school has an authorizer which, subject to state law, may be a district school board, university, Mayor’s office, or non-profit organization. Authorizers are responsible for holding charter schools accountable for compliance with their operating agreements or “charters.” For WAY Academy of Flint, our public authorizing body is Lake Superior State University.
WAY, Widening Advancements for Youth, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Public Charity organization. It offers a project-based and competency-based learning model to schools. WAY manages WAY Academy of Flint as a public charter school.
WAY was founded in 2009 to provide a personalized, project-based, and competency-assessed learning experience for all students. WAY was created to to align with emerging trends in education involving integrating 21st Century skills, competency-based assessment, and the works of prominent voices in education.
In 2013, WAY Academy of Flint was founded to reach underserved students in the Flint area. The school offers grades 7-12 on a campus near downtown Flint.
No, WAY is not a private or for-profit organization. WAY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which partners with local school districts and manages public charter schools.
Also, WAY Academy of Flint is a tuition-free public school managed by WAY.
WAY is a Cognia (formerly AdvancEd) accredited organization, meeting their high standards of education. Therefore, WAY Academy of Flint is accredited by Cognia as well.
Cognia represents 34,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide. See our Accreditation page for more information.
While that depends on your grade level, WAY Academy of Flint is a blended school where all students are expected work online and in-person throughout the week.
WAY Academy of Flint requires high school students to attend at least 4 hours per day, 4 days per week, Monday - Thursday.
WAY Academy of Flint requires middle school students to attend at least 4 hours per day, 5 days per week, Monday - Friday. Fridays are morning only.
That depends the amount of credits you come to WAY Academy of Flint 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 Academy of Flint.
The curriculum at WAY Academy of Flint is focused on demonstrating national and state standards. Certified teachers grade your work to determine which standards you met. The curriculum is cross-curricular, giving you an opportunity to earn credit in more than one course at the same time. As you demonstrate the national and state standards, you make progress in the course and earn credit.