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West Side Academy of Information Technology and Cyber Security

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 9th -12th
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Enrollment 385 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 8:00 am - 3:20 pm
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Before/After Care No/No
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Uniform Yes
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Accepting New Students No arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 35:1
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Application Required

No
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Points of pride

A proud Congressional Award recipient for its outstanding graduation rate among alternative schools in the country. Our fast-track credit recovery program offers online courses with tutorial support in conjunction with traditional courses.

Leadership

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Ms. Lenora Crawford
Principal

Prior to becoming the Principal, Ms. Crawford has been an assistant principal and teacher during her nineteen year tenure with the District. Ms. Crawford was also a finalist for the Detroit Public Schools Community District Assistant Principal of the Year.

Location & Contact

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Address
4701 McKinley
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Detroit, MI
48208
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Phone Number +13134568000
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Bell Times

08:00 am - 03:20 pm

Transportation

Yes, Transportation is Provided

Students may show their DPSCD issued student ID to ride DDOT free of charge Monday - Friday between the hours of 6:00am - 10:00pm. For more details please see detroitk12.org/transportation or call the school. Transportation provided for exceptional education students according to their IEP. For more details, please contact the Office of Exceptional Students Parents at Frederick Douglass Academy South Wing at 2001 W. Warren Suite 166, Detroit, MI 48208-2216 or call (313) 748-6499.

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Enrollment

Enrollment Details
Enrollment 385
Accepting New Students?

No

Application Required No
Application Priorities
Enrollment Instructions

To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Visit detroitk12.org/enroll or call 313-240-4377 for more information.

Academics & Activities

Specialized Program

Alternative Education

Curriculum

High School students' coursework is based on a rigorous core curriculum of required courses in the main content areas of English Language Arts (4 credits), Mathematics (4 credits), Science (3 credits), and Social Studies (3 credits) as well as Physical Education and Health (1 credit), World Languages (2 credits), Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (1 credit), and an out-of-class learning experience. In addition, students have access to a broad range of electives from Business Law to Digital Music and Editing, advanced coursework like AP Calculus AB and Chemistry, as well as career and technical education programs and opportunities to take college-level courses for college credit. Annually, the District publishes a course catalog of Board approved courses.

Support Programs

Top Activities

Career Pathway Programming, Small School, Big Family, Academic Games, Accelerated Credit Recovery, Holistic Child Approach

Top Activities
Sports
Student Government
Debate and Speech
Newspaper/Journalism
Academic Games/Competitions
Chess

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Homework help
Honors society
STEM
Foreign Languages
Computer lab
Field Trips
Career Technical Education
Career/Industry Certifications
GED and/or Diploma Program

Culture

Is there a parent advisory council?

No

School Safety Culture

Detroit Public Schools Community District is the only school District in the state with a fully functioning police department. In addition, to external patrols and security measures, the District has taken a whole child approach to student safety with a student code of conduct inclusive of restorative practices, a dean of culture, attendance agent and a school culture facilitator in each school and a districtwide approach to character development through our Expect Respect initiative. The Police Department's focus is based on a four-tiered strategy of crime prevention, intervention, student reintegration into the learning environment, and as a last option enforcement. The whole child commitment is supported by the methodologies of trauma informed practices.