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Waypoint Academy

  1. 1. Where Students Discover Success
  2. 2. AWARDED & RECOGNIZED … <ul><li>“ National Distinguished School” by both the U.S. & Michigan Departments of Education </li></ul><ul><li>WayPoint Academy teacher awarded the 2008 Jaycees “Young Educator of the Year Award” </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized by Michigan Association of Public School Academies as one of the Top 20 academies in the State of Michigan for outstanding student achievement growth </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our Students… Career Ready & Financially Literate! <ul><li>ONLY AT WAYPOINT can a student earn Both a High School Diploma and a Career Ready Certificate; </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>ONLY AT WAYPOINT offers students a full-fledged, on-site Student Credit Union in partnership with a local Credit Union; at WayPoint, students experience a small, safe and supportive environment where they feel welcomed, appreciated and valued and where they can discover true success. At WayPoint, ALL students are important! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The WayPoint Way (Code of Conduct) <ul><li>Challenge myself </li></ul><ul><li>Observe school rules </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready & prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Respect myself and others </li></ul><ul><li>Act responsibly & safely </li></ul>
  6. 6. The stakes are too high for our expectations to be too low!
  7. 7. WayPoint Highlights <ul><li>Tuition Free </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 5-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Class sizes average </li></ul><ul><li>14-20 students </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time Career Services program </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement classes, 100+ Michigan Virtual HS classes, credit recovery classes, college classes, & career tech classes offered </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Internships & apprenticeships offered in partnership with area business & industry </li></ul><ul><li>Summer programs offered for students of all ages </li></ul><ul><li>Highly qualified & certified teachers dedicated to student success </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Michigan Merit Curriculum along with MI Employability Skills & SCANS curricula </li></ul>
  9. 9. VISION <ul><li>WayPoint Academy is West Michigan’s PREMIER Career Prep Academy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mission “Our Students…career READY!” <ul><li>Create a school culture that embraces learning, producing world-class graduates who are ready to embark upon tomorrow’s challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Use the freedom of our unique charter to adopt innovative teaching methods while being fully accountable for student performance that reflects workplace standards and expectations </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Partner with local businesses, industries, service providers and colleges to familiarize students with state-of-the-art technology and career related skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develop skilled and talented students prepared to enter the job market to meet the growing demands of employers </li></ul>
  12. 12. Career Ready Certification
  13. 13. The Need <ul><li>Students simply must be better prepared as high school graduates </li></ul><ul><li>It is progressively less expensive to automate functions that used to be performed by people. Fewer low skill, routine jobs are available each year for those who graduate unprepared for the increasing demands of today’s global, highly competitive workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Those without strong academic skills, personal qualities, work ethic and financial literacy will continue to be disenfranchised </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Guarantee* <ul><li>For the Student: </li></ul><ul><li>Placement into post secondary education/training or into entry level employment in their chosen Career Pathway </li></ul><ul><li>For the Employer and/or Post Secondary Institution: Graduate’s success on the job or in school…or Academy continues to work with student toward such proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>* Guarantee supported by our “once WayPoint, always WayPoint” philosophy and practice </li></ul>