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Upcoming Events

IA West Choir Concert
Date: 12/11/2018, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: LHS Performing Arts Center
Music Booster Meeting
Date: 12/12/2018, 7 PM 9 PM
Moonbeams for sweet dreams IA East
Date: 12/13/2018, 7:45 PM 8:45 PM
Date: 12/18/2018 12/21/2018, 11:59 PM
Half Day (11:00 a.m. Dismissal)
Date: 12/20/2018, 11 AM

In The Spotlight

 International Academy earns GOLD Ranking from U.S. News

The 2018-2019 School Calendar is available.  Click here for the pdf.
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2018 MAME President's Award

Congratulations to our principal, Lynne Gibson and associate principal Dr. Christopher Smith for being awarded the 2018 MAME (Michigan Association for Media in Education) President's Award by our IA librarian Klaudia Janek (President of MAME)!

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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.