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Western International High School

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Quick facts

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Grades Served 9th -12th
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Enrollment 1964 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 Yes 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

We offer diverse college and career pathway programs that highlight the students' strengths and their education to prepare them for college and beyond, including the Engineering Mobility and TEACH (Technology, Engineering, and Clinical Health) career pathway. Located in the heart of Southwest Detroit we serve one of the most diverse and talented populations in the State of Michigan.

Leadership

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Mr. Angel Garcia III
Principal

Angel Garcia III is entering his sixth year as principal and 11th year total at Western International High School in fall 2020. As an alum of Western International High School, Class of 2000, it is even more critical to Principal Garcia to offer high quality academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, and the safest environment possible for all students.

Location & Contact

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Address
1500 Scotten
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Detroit, MI
48209
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Phone Number +13138494758
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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 1964
Accepting New Students?

Yes - 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Application Required No
Application Priorities N/A
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

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

Engineering Mobility Academy, TEACH (Technology, Education, and Clinical Health), Senior Support Team, Safe Campus, Extracurricular Programs

Top Activities
Sports
Theater
Dance
Music
Band/Orchestra
Arts
Newspaper/Journalism
Chess

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Tutoring
Honors classes
Honors society
Dual Enrollment
STEM
Arts
Foreign Languages
Computer lab
Field Trips
Career/Industry Certifications
GED and/or Diploma Program
JROTC
AP Classes

Culture

Is there a parent advisory council?

Yes

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.