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Upcoming Events

IA West Band Concert
Date: 5/22/2019, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: LHS Performing Arts Center
PTIA Meeting
Date: 5/22/2019, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Room 110
No Homework Weekend
Date: 5/24/2019 5/27/2019, 11:59 PM
10th Grade CAS Rollout
Date: 5/24/2019, 1:45 PM 2:30 PM
IA West Senior Prom
Date: 5/24/2019, 6 PM 10 PM
Location: Infinity Ovation Yacht Charters

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IA West Junior Earns Spot on National Floor Exercise Championship Team

Tara Walsh

Tara Walsh finished fifth in the nation on floor exercise Saturday putting her on the National Floor Championship Team!! This is a huge accomplishment! Her age group from Region 5 also won the National Championship with the highest team
Score, and the Region 5 team (made up of 12 age groups) won the Superteam National Championship!

Michigan Council of Women in Technology Summer Camp

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The Michigan Council of Women in Technology’s mission is to inspire girls and women to pursue careers in technology. With over 100 partners, we have become one of the go to organizations for internships and jobs for girls in technology. I want to make you aware of our upcoming technology camp, this summer, for middle and high school girls. This year girls will learn how to create a website using HTML, and how to program robots (middle school) and SQL (high school). The camps will also help to get the girls ready to participate in the longest running website design competition in Michigan: “The Michigan Council of Women in Technology’s Website Design Competition”.

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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.