The International Academy (IA) is a nationally recognized all International Baccalaureate public high school serving 1,300 students from fourteen Oakland County school districts and students living in surrounding counties. The International Academy is one school with three campuses: IA East in Troy, IA Okma in Bloomfield Hills and IA West in White Lake.

International Academy

IB World School

As an authorized IB World School, the IA offers the Middle Years Program and Diploma Program to all students in grades nine through twelve.  The IA provides a unique blend of rigorous academic standards, student-centered learning, and an emphasis on global citizenship.  The IA has been ranked by Newsweek magazine as one of the top public high schools in America since 2003.  Additionally, US News and World Report has ranked the IA the number one high school in Michigan for college readiness, the number one IB high school in the nation and the number one high school with an open admissions policy nationally.  In 2014, 66 International Academy students achieved National Merit status representing 22% of the senior class.  Nationally, less than 1% of students qualify for this honor.

The IB curriculum at the International Academy prepares students for the challenges of the 21st century.  Through the dynamic MYP and DP courses, students utilize interdisciplinary connections and apply knowledge to new situations to solve issues of local and global concerns.  Please select the “Curriculum” tab to learn more about the engaging courses offered at the International Academy.

It is the policy of the International Academy that no discriminatory practices based on gender, race, religion, color, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, or any other status covered by federal, state, or local law be allowed in providing instructional opportunities, programs, services, job placement assistance, employment or in policies governing student conduct or attendance.  Any person suspecting a discriminatory practice should contact Lynne Gibson, principal, International Academy at or (248) 341-5900.

Students with disabilities are welcome to apply. IA will ensure, in collaboration with the resident district, that students with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) while attending the IA and are provided all regular or special education and related aids and services set forth in the student's IEP or Section 504 Plan.


  • Team 469 Las Guerrillas

    Posted April 15, 2015

    IA Okma FIRST Robotics team Las Guerrillas took first place at Troy Athens over spring break, and then traveled to Grand Rapids for the Michigan State Championship.

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  • Okma Senior heading to Junior Olympics!

    Posted April 15, 2015
    Best of luck to Okma senior, Melanie West, who is heading to Colorado Springs to the Olympic Training Center on Friday the 17th to compete in the 2015 Women’s Air Rifle Junior Olympics.
  • buildOn

    Posted April 2, 2015

    We are just under 5 bricks away from reaching our fundraising goal. Please consider a donation to buildOn to help us build a school this summer in Haiti. Just a few more bricks are needed to meet our April deadline and every bit helps.

  • The Overachiever

    Posted February 13, 2015

    The February edition of The Overachiever is available on line:

  • Okma Choir Students to represent in MSVMA Regional Honors Choirs

    Posted November 7, 2014
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Program Features

  • International curriculum standards 
  • Supportive & collaborative climate
  • Increased second language instruction 
  • Self-directed product teams
  • Enrichment weeks
  • Career internships & mentorships
  • Technology rich environment 
  • Community service & co-curricular requirements
  • Graduate assistant support staff
  • #1 High School in Michigan 
  • #1 IB High School in the U.S.
  • #9 High School in the U.S.

Our Students Say:

" I love the knowledgeable and supportive teachers. They truly care about our success!"

"It's the first time I feel inspired to work at my full capacity. I know I'll be successful in college and beyond because of my education at the IA."

"The IA explores all facets of education within a unique and diverse learning environment. We are challenged to think critically about our learning."