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WAY Academy - Southwest Campus

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 6th -12th
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Enrollment 160 Students
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Type Of School Charter
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Start/End Time 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Before/After Care No/No
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Uniform No
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Accepting New Students No arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 15:1

Enrollment Deadline

August 8

Application Required

How to Apply

Points of pride

Small class sizes: in-person classes average 10-15 students.

All students participate in a blended learning environment. They are able to work from home and from our learning lab. Learning never stops due to a building closure.


school leader
Jocelyn Farkas

Jocelyn has proudly served as a highly-qualified educator in Michigan since 2003. Throughout her career, she has served in a classroom as an English teacher and in leadership roles as a Curriculum Director and Administrator of Online Learning. Jocelyn has been an innovator and leader in the areas of Virtual, Blended, and Project-Based Learning since 2008. She is committed to making WAY Academy Southwest an active, engaging, and successful learning environment for all students, staff, and the community.

Management Company

A Member of the Lake Superior State University Community

Location & Contact

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8701 West Vernor
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13134448082
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Bell Times

08:00 am - 01:00 pm

12:00 pm - 04:00 pm (MondayTuesdayWednesdaythursday)


No, Transportation is not Provided

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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 160
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Application Required No
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Enrollment Instructions

Please enroll online or call the school to set up an appointment and register.

Academics & Activities

Specialized Program

Alternative Education


The curriculum at WAY is focused on demonstrating national and state standards. Certified teachers grade your work to determine which standards you meet. 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.

Support Programs

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Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Honors classes
Dual Enrollment
Foreign Languages
Computer lab
1:1 Technology
AP Classes


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School Safety Culture

We have a strong positive-behaviors and support culture. We also use restorative practices to work with student behaviors. We have a full time security guard. We work hard to maintain a bully-free zone.