East Campus Prospective Students

International Academy East Frequently Asked Questions

Does the IA have Information Sessions for parents and students to ask questions?

The IA-East offers two evenings sessions for parents and students prior to the application deadline.  Dates are posted on this page in the fall as well as on the campus page on line calendar.
 

How do I apply to be in the lottery for the International Academy?

The application for the next school year will open on November 1.  It will be available on the right hand side of this page.   Below find some basic information about applying to the International Academy-East Campus (IA-East) in Troy.
Students apply during their 8th grade year. 
Families must be established residents or currently attend as a School of Choice student by the application deadline in Troy
OR
Families that are residents of Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties may apply as Out-of-County School of Choice students.
Families must submit an application form electronically by the deadline.  Families will be asked to upload the most current 8th grade report card and most recent standardized test results.  The name and email of the person submitting a recommendation will also be required.
Pay the application fee of $20 through Pay Schools

When are the lottery dates for student selection?

The exact lottery date will be posted when the Troy School District sets the date. The date is always at the beginning of February about two weeks after the application deadline.
 

How does the lottery work?

After the IA has received all the applications, the Troy School District then holds a public lottery for Troy School District Residents and one for Out-of-County Schools of Choice.  Every student that submitted an application will be entered into the lottery.

Which students take the entrance exam to qualify for attendance?

The students that are selected in the lottery, as well as the students placed on the waitlist, must take the mandatory placement test in February. Testing accommodations for students with disabilities are provided as specified in the IEP or 504 Plan. Testing accommodations for students with disabilities are provided as specified in the IEP or 504 Plan. If you need testing accommodations please indicate this on the application. Students that do not take the placement test will be removed from the lottery list or waitlist.

When does the student take the placement test?

The IA provides three opportunities: February, the middle of May, and the end of July.

What happens to the students not selected by the lottery?

The IA maintains a waitlist and as seats become available we automatically call the next person on the list to invite them.
 

What if I am a "Continuity of Curriculum" student?

Continuity of Curriculum students must still demonstrate competency on the placement test and qualify as a Continuity of Curriculum student. We recommend an individual meeting with IA principal, Lynne Gibson, for all Continuity of Curriculum students. IB diploma can be accepted in lieu of national exams: GCSE, Abitur of Germany, Bac. Of France. Policies vary by country, state, and university. IB schools generally accept transfers in order to assist the student.

What if I have a disability?

All students, including students with disabilities are welcomed at the International Academy and may apply for admission. The International Academy will ensure, in collaboration with the students’ home school district, that students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) while attending the IA and will be provided all regular or special education and related aids and services set forth in the students’ IEP or Section 504 plan.

Is there transportation?

No, but carpools lists are made available for parents and students to make arrangements for transportation by sharing rides.

IA East Frequently asked enrollment questions (class of 2023) for printing
 

 

A Shadow Day

is available to any current eighth-grade student that has completed the online application to the IA.  Students will spend the day with a current ninth-grade student in class and at lunch.  Every effort will be made to match the guest student with a host student that reflects their academic and/or extracurricular interests.


Unfortunately, at this time shadow opportunities are not available for younger students.  Please contact the enrollment coordinator for your campus of interest if your student is a potential transfer student for grades 10-12.

To request a Shadow Day at IA-East, please complete the application and then sign up for your Shadow Day here.

 

Please feel free to contact the enrollment office 248-823-8300 if you have further questions.

Application for Class of 2023APPLICATIONS AFTER JANUARY 22, 2019 WILL BE NOT BE ENTERED INTO LOTTERY.  LATE APPLICANTS WILL BE ADDED TO WAIT LIST.

application fee $20 via PaySchools

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