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.

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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


  • Okma sophomore receives award at Spirit of India Festival

    Posted June 3, 2016

    Sophia Kapur (sophomore) recently received the Student Achievement award at the Spirit of India festival. This recognition was for her efforts to help underprivileged children in India through her Non-Profit Corporation called I Am Not A Statistic. Sophia is currently working to open an orphanage in India for 50 girls. To learn more about her organization, please visit:

  • Save the Date - Phoenix Family Fun Day Event

    Saturday, August 27 - Oakland Yard Athletics
    Posted June 2, 2016
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  • Okma 2016 DP Visual Arts Students Offered Over $1,000,000 in Scholarships

    Posted May 20, 2016
    art.JPGCongratulations to the Okma class of 2016 DP Visual Arts students! This year they were offered over $1,225,000 in
    scholarship money from several pretigious art and design colleges. From left, Lindsey Sieja, Alaina
    Valents, Fee Christoph, Jacob Martinez, Courtney Klee, and Brooklynn Curtis-White are among those
    students who will pursue degrees in various art and design fields
  • IA Okma Students are Observer and Eccentric Academic All Stars

    Posted May 19, 2016
    Benjamin Levin
    Benjamin Levin
    Bogdan Manga
    Bogdan Manga

    Two Okma Seniors have been named Observer and Eccentric Academic All-Stars

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  • Okma students apply physics lessons to cardboard boat race

    Posted May 5, 2016
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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."