Okma Campus Prospective Students
- Does the IA have Information Sessions for parents and students to ask questions?
- How do I apply to be in the lottery for the International Academy?
- When are the lottery dates for student selection?
- How does the lottery work?
- Which students take the entrance exam to qualify for attendance?
- How many opportunities does the student have to qualify for attendance?
- What happens to the students not selected for attendance?
- What if I am a "Continuity of Curriculum" student?
- What if I have a disability?
- Is there transportation?
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 one of the Consortium Districts:
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 Community Pass.
The students that are selected in the lottery take the mandatory placement assessment at the end of February. The IA tests only the selected students and the first 20 on the waitlist. Example: If a district has 10 seats, the IA will test student numbers 1-30 from the lottery. 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.
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.
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.
Okma Campus Frequently Asked Questions (for 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-Okma, please complete the application and then sign up for your Shadow Day here.
Please feel free to contact the enrollment office 248-341-5900 if you have further questions.