Admissions

Who Can Apply to WIHI:

WIHI is a public, International Baccalaureate high school serving students in Washtenaw, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, and Wayne counties.  Preference is given to siblings, WIMA students, and Washtenaw residents of the districts listed below. Total 9th grade students: 150-160.  

​Any additional questions, please email WEOC Enrollment Coordinator.

Thank you!​

Application Requirements:

All families will need to have a completed discipline form to attach to their application. 

  • Click the file below to download the form and provide to your student's current school.   
  • Once the form is completed by your school, the school should hand it back to you to upload to the application.  

Request for Student Discipline Records

Additional Required Documents that must be attached to the application:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Parent/Court Ordered Guardian's Driver's License (front & back)
  • Proof Of Residency 
    • Property Tax Statement or
    • Mortgage Statement or
    • Current Lease Agreement or
    • Deed or
    • Settlement Statement or
    • Title
  • Divorce Decree/Separation Agreement or Adoption Paperwork
    • First page
    • Last Page, including signatures & date
    • Educational Rights to Student page
  • Current Grades
    • If Homeschooled - a letter, signed and dated by parent or co-op teacher with the name of the courses the student is covering, the unit topics & their current proficiency level for each subject area. 
  • IEP or 504 Support Plan, if applicable

The 2023-2024 application will open on: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 9am.

It will close on: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at midnight, to be included in the lottery.

Any applications received after this deadline will not be included in the lottery, but added to our waiting list. The application is completely online. No in person or paper application will be available. 

The 2022-2023 application opened on: Friday, November 19, 2021 at 9am.

It will close on: Sunday, February 27, 2022 at midnight, to be included in the lottery.

Any applications received after this deadline will not be included in the lottery, but added to our waiting list. The application is completely online. No in person or paper application will be available. 

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The application is a three step process, which includes:

Step 1: Complete Online Application - The online application must have current school year grades and a completed discipline form from current school.  WIHI/WIMA does not request discipline records for students.  This is up to the family to obtain prior to applying.  The discipline form can be found on the application.

Step 2: To help eliminate in person meetings, all required documents must be attached to the application.  
Families will be prompted to attach these documents as they complete the application with a jpeg or pdf file only.  Families who do not have all their documents ready when they are completing their application can save their progress and come back to finish it later. 

Step 3: Student placement testing - While testing is important and students should try their best, placement testing does not determine acceptance.  Placement testing helps us determine each student's Math class level, Second Language Class level and if any summer and/or school support is required prior to transitioning.   

The placement testing dates for incoming WIHI students are in March. 

All students, except current WIMA students, are required to complete placement testing.  

Incoming WIHI students will be tested on Math, Writing and a Second Language of Spanish or French.  If a student is not currently taking Spanish or French, this assessment is omitted.   

All students should be able to complete all three assessments within an hour and a half. 

Any student who may need extended time when testing, will be given extra time to finish.

Students who have testing accommodations must include a copy of their IEP or 504 plan on the application.  We will contact those families a week before their testing date to confirm accommodations.  

Once all three steps have been completed, the student will have a complete application and will then be entered into our lottery system.  

Current WIMA students, WIMA/WIHI siblings and WEOC Employees are given priority placement when applying to WIHI, as long as they apply by the deadline and complete all application requirements. 

Lottery results will be emailed to families in April and families will have 48hrs to accept or decline their spot.  If a family does not respond via email within 48hrs or declines their seat, that student will be dropped and we will move on to the next student on the waitlist.  This will continue until all spots have been filled, up to the first week of October.

Families will receive email updates throughout the process, after the lottery takes place, to help keep families informed and help answer questions.  

If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact our Admissions and Enrollment Manager.


 


Who can apply to WIMA:

Thank you for your interest in the Washtenaw International Middle Academy! We are proud to say that WIMA is composed of a diverse community, which mirrors its contributing school districts. Its students represent many cultures, races, nationalities, ethnicity and religions.  Please join us in celebrating that diversity, building a cohesive community and working toward our shared mission.

Application Requirements:

All families will need to have a completed discipline form to attach to their application. 

  • Click the file below to download the form and provide to your student's current school.   
  • Once the form is completed by your school, the school should hand it back to you to upload to the application.  

Request for Student Discipline Records

Additional Required Documents that must be attached to the application:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Parent/Court Ordered Guardian's Driver's License (front & back)
  • Proof Of Residency 
    • Property Tax Statement or
    • Mortgage Statement or
    • Current Lease Agreement or
    • Deed or
    • Settlement Statement or
    • Title
  • Divorce Decree/Separation Agreement or Adoption Paperwork
    • First page
    • Last Page, including signatures & date
    • Educational Rights to Student page
  • Current Grades
    • If Homeschooled - a letter, signed and dated by parent or co-op teacher with the name of the courses the student is covering, the unit topics & their current proficiency level for each subject area. 
  • NWEA or Another Standardized Testing Scores
  • IEP or 504 Support Plan, if applicable

The 2023-2024 application will open on: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 9am.

It will close on: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at midnight, to be included in the lottery.

Any applications received after this deadline will not be included in the lottery, but added to our waiting list. The application is completely online. No in person or paper application will be available. 

2022-2023 WIMA Admissions Information

The WIMA application for Middle School is closed for the 2022-2023 school year due to the number of students currently on the waiting list.

 

Application Information

The 2022-2023 application will open on: Friday, November 19th at 9am. 

It will close on: Sunday, February 27th at midnight, to be included in the lottery. 

Any applications received after this deadline will not be included in the lottery, but added to our waiting list. The application is completely online.  No in person or paper application will be available. 

Lottery Results will be emailed Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by 8pm

Requirements

All families will need to have a completed discipline form to attach to their application. Click the file below to download the form and provide to your student's current school. Once the form is completed by your school, the school should hand it back to you to upload to the application.  

Request for Student Discipline Records

Who Can Apply?

WIMA is a public, International Baccalaureate Middle School serving students in Washtenaw, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, and Wayne counties. Priority is given to 5th grade YIES students, siblings, Ypsilanti District Families and Washtenaw County residents.   Total number of students per grade: 64 Any additional questions, please email Enrollment Manager.

Thank you!

Step 1: Complete Online Application:

The online application must have current school year grades and a completed discipline form from current school.  The discipline form can be found on the application.

Step 2: Student Support Documents:

To help eliminate in person meetings, all required documents must be attached to the application. 

Families will be prompted to attach these documents as they complete the application with a jpeg or pdf file only.  Families who do not have all their documents ready when they are completing their application can save their progress and come back to finish it later.

Step 3: Skills Assessment:

Students who do not have current NWEA scores attached to their application will be required to complete WIMA's Skills Assessments.

While testing is important and students should try their best, our skills assessment does not determine acceptance.  These assessments helps us determine what skills the student has mastered, what they are currently working on mastering and and if any summer and/or school support is required prior to attending.   

The WIMA Skills Assessment dates for incoming students will be in March.  

All students applying for WIMA are required to complete our skills assessment, if no NWEA scores are attached to their application.  

WIMA students will take assessments in Math, Reading and Writing.  Students should be able to complete all three assessments in 1hr. 

Students who may need additional accommodations, must include a copy of their IEP or 504 plan on the application.  We will contact those families a week before their testing date to confirm accommodations. 

Once all three steps have been completed, students will have a complete application and will then be entered into our lottery system.  

Current YIES students, WIMA/WIHI siblings and WEOC Employees are given priority placement when applying to WIHI and/or WIMA, as long as the application is received by the deadline and all application requirements have been met. 

Lottery results will be emailed to families in April and families will have 48hrs to accept or decline their spot.  If a family does not respond via email within 48hrs or declines their seat, that student will be dropped and we will move on to the next student on the waitlist.  This will continue until all spots have been filled, up to the first week of October.

Families will receive email updates throughout the process, after the lottery takes place, to help keep families informed and supported through the application and enrollment process.  

If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact our Admissions and Enrollment Manager.

WIMA:

How many students do you accept to WIMA?

  • We can accept up to 64 students for 6th grade, with priority given to YIES students (if applied by the deadline), siblings (per State Law) & children of staff members (per WEOC contract).
  • After that, it then goes to families who live in the Ypsilanti District and then to anyone who lives outside of the Ypsilanti

How many students do you accept for 7th & 8th grade?

  • We fill spots as they become available.  Some years we have 1 spot open, while others we have 10 spots open.  It just depends.  Sibling priority is given, just like 6th grade students, when applying to 7th & 8th grade.

What does OOC and SOC stand for?

  • OOC = ​Out of County - This refers to any applicant that lives outside of Washtenaw County or in Dexter.  Out of County residents can only be accepted into WIMA  through the School of Choice program. 
  • SOC = School of Choice -  This is an application program which allows students to attend WIMA through a participating Washtenaw County School, which the Ypsilanti District.  Approval is needed from the Ypsilanti district, in order for a student's conditional acceptance to WIMA be granted.  Any student who lives outside of the Ypsilanti District, is required to complete a School of Choice application.  The SOC application, is linked within our Program Application.
  • School of Choice affects where your student can participate in sports.  All students attending WIMA can participate in any sport the Ypsilanti Middle School Offers.  WIMA offers a wide variety of extra curricular activities (located on the Clubs page) that are available to all students regardless of their home district.

Do I need to register my child with the Ypsilanti middle school if we want to attend WIMA?​

  • Currently, the YCS district is not requiring families to register with them as well, when registering for WIMA. However, if that changes, we will be sure to let all families know and how to do that. ​

WIHI:

How many students do you accept to WIHI?

  • We can accept up to 160 students for 9th grade, with priority given to 8th grade WIMA students, siblings & children of staff members. 

Do I need to register my child with our local high school if we currently attend a charter, online, private or going back to our "local" district?

  • ​Depends on the District - if your student is selected through the lottery process and they have never registered/attended their local high school, families may be required to submit enrollment documents to their district school as well, in order to be fully accepted to WIHI. 
  • Specific details will be given to families during the enrollment process. 

How do we sign up for the Placement Testing?

  • The link for placement testing will be provided as soon as your application is submitted.  

What does my student need for placement testing?

  • 9th & 10th grade In Person Assessments: Two pencils.  Please note that students will not need calculators on the test.​
  • 11th & 12th Grade Assessments: Two pencils. Please note that students will not need calculators on the test.​

What if my student does not take the placement tests?

  • Any student who does not complete their placement testing will not be included in the lottery and will not be considered for enrollment until placement testing has been completed. 

What subjects are covered on the WIHI Placement tests?  

  • ​9th & 10th Grade applicants:
    • Math, Reading, Writing and a Second Language Assessment - Spanish or French 
      • Generally we like to see incoming 9th grade students complete Algebra I and able to write a complete essay. For incoming 10th grade students we generally like to see students complete Algebra II and/or geometry. 
    • No studying is required for placement testing.  
  • 11th and 12th Grade applicants:
    • Math, Reading, Writing and a Second Language Assessment - Spanish or French 
      • Generally we like to see students complete or have started  Pre-Trig and Pre-Calculus
      • Able to write a complete essay
      • The ability to read and write in Spanish or French
    • No studying is required for placement testing.

Do all students have to take placement tests? 

  • Yes, except for current 8th grade WIMA students. 

What are the placement test results used for?

  • Placement test results are used to determine Math & Second Language class level placement, as well as the need for summer school or additional academics supports.  
    • Incoming 9th Grade Students must test into our Math 2 class, with or without summer support.
    • Students who test into Math 2 with no summer prep needed, are welcome to try and test into our Math 3 class, by taking and passing the summer Math 3 prep class with an 90% or better.  

What is the difference between Math 2 and 3?

  • Math 2 - WIHI's 9th grade math course (course equivalent to an Algebra II & Geometry course)
  • Math 3 - WIHI's 10th grade math course (course equivalent to adv. Algebra II & adv. Geometry, Pre- Trig & Pre- Calculus) This course is recommended for students who are interested in pursuing Math intensive fields.​

When will the summer math courses be held?

  • The Summer Math Course Schedule will be determined in May. They are generally Monday through Thursday for 2-4 weeks, depending on the course, starting in June.