Admissions

Who Can Apply to WIMA and/or WIHI:

WIMA & WIHI are a public, International Baccalaureate World School serving students in Washtenaw, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, and Wayne counties. 

When applying to WIMA, our Middle School program, preference is given to siblings, WEOC staff members, YIES students, and Ypsilanti District families. 

Total 6th grade students: 96

When applying to WIHI, our High School program, preference is given to siblings, WIMA students, WEOC Staff members and Washtenaw residents of: Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Lincoln, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Whitmore Lake & Ypsilanti.

Total 9th grade students: 150.  

​Any additional questions, please email Enrollment Coordinator.
 

24-25 Application Requirements:

All families will need to have the documents listed below attached to their application, plus any forms emailed to them after the application has been submitted. 

Below are the documents that need to be attached to the application, prior to submitting:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Parent/Legal Guardian's Driver's License (front & back)
    • If address on Parent/Guardian Driver's License does not match student's address, then one of the additional Proof Of Residency documents listed below is also required: 
      • Property Tax Statement
      • Mortgage Statement
      • Current Lease Agreement
      • Deed
      • Settlement Statement
      • Title
  • Current Grades/Report Card
    • If Home Schooled - 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 and/or PSAT Scores - if available
  • Official Transcript for 10th, 11th and 12th grade applicants - by June 30th 

If Applicable:

  • IEP or 504 Support Plan
  • Divorce Decree/Separation Agreement/Custody Agreement
  • Adoption Paperwork - if names do not match birth certificate
  • Name Change Document - for parent/guardian or student

Click the link below to apply to our HIGH SCHOOL program for the 2024-2025 school year: 

24-25 WIHI Application Form

The Application dates are from: October 27, 2023 to February 29, 2024, to be included in the lottery. 

Any applications received after the February 29th deadline, will not be included in the lottery but will be placed on our wait list in the order in which their application was received. 

WIHI Placement Testing - 

There will be no placement testing for 24-25 WIHI applicants. 

All students will be placed/scheduled based on their transcript, report card, NWEA and/or PSAT scores. 

We recommend incoming 9th grade students to have started or have been exposed to some Algebra 1 material, if possible.  If not, students will still be successful in our program. 

The lottery will be held on: Thursday, March 14th - families will receive an email by 9pm if their student has been accepted or placed on the wait list. 

Wait listed students can be accepted up to the first week of October of 2024 for first semester enrollment, as spots become available. 

Families will receive their student's Math and Second Language class level placement results in May. 

SECOND SEMESTER ENROLLMENT/TRANSFERS:

Students who remain on the wait list after the first week of October or who apply after September 27, 2024 will be considered for second semester enrollment. 

Second Semester begins: Tuesday, January 21, 2025

Families will be notified in January, once we return from mid-winter break, if we have any spots available. 

We can accept transfer students for grades 9th and 10th only, up to the first week of February. 

We are not able to accept any 11th grade students mid-year, due to the IB curriculum. 

Click the link below to apply to our MIDDLE SCHOOL program for the 2024-2025 school year: 

24-25 WIMA Application Form

The Application dates are from: October 27, 2023 to February 29, 2024, to be included in the lottery. 

Any applications received after the February 29th deadline, will not be included in the lottery but will be placed on our waitlist in the order in which their application was received. 

NWEA scores needed for all WIMA applications.  If a WIMA applicant does not have NWEA scores from the 23-24 school year, can we can accept semester 1 and 2 report cards. 

The lottery will be held on: Thursday, March 14th - families will receive an email by 9pm if their student has been accepted or placed on the waitlist. 

Wait listed students can be accepted up to the first week of October of 2024 for first semester enrollment, as spots become available. 

SECOND SEMESTER ENROLLMENT/TRANSFERS:

Students who remain on the waitlist after the first week of October or who apply after September 27, 2024 will be considered for second semester enrollment. 

Second Semester begins: Tuesday, January 21, 2025

Families will be notified in January, once we return from mid-winter break, if we have any spots available. 

Students can be accepted up to the first week of February, if spots become available. 

WIMA & WIHI Application information for the 24-25 School Year

The WIMA and WIHI 24-25 School Year applications will open October 27th at 9am and will close February 29, 2024, to be included in the lottery. 

The WIMA application is for students entering 6th - 8th grade.

The WIHI Application is for students entering 9th - 11th grade. 

12th grade applicants must already be taking all IB courses and enrolled in an IB World School in order to be eligible to transfer to WIHI.  

Any other questions, please feel free to contact Enrollment Coordinator, Kelly Cartwright at kcartwright@wihi.org

The application is a two step process, which includes:

Step 1: Complete Online Application - The online application must have all the required student support documents attached to the application prior to submitting. 

Step 2: Complete all forms emailed to families after the application is submitted. 
 
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 March 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 the WEOC Enrollment Coordinator, Kelly Cartwright at Kcartwright@wihi.org.

Step 1: Complete Online Application:

The online application must have ALL required student support documents attached to the application prior to submitting. 

Step 2: Required Forms:

Once the general WIMA application has been submitted, families will be prompted to complete the school required forms. These forms are emailed to families. 

Step 3: NWEA Scores:

Students who do not have current NWEA scores, we can accept current semester 1 and/or Semester 2 report cards or another standardize test results if taken within the current year. 

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 March 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 WEOC Enrollment Coordinator, Kelly Cartwright at Kcartwright@wihi.org.

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 the documents listed below attached to their application, plus any forms emailed to them after the application has been submitted. 

Below are the documents that need to be attached to the application, prior to submitting:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Current Immunization Records

  • Parent/Legal Guardian's Driver's License (front & back)

    • If address on Parent/Guardian Driver's License does not match student's address, then one of the additional Proof Of Residency documents listed below is also required: 

      • Property Tax Statement

      • Mortgage Statement

      • Current Lease Agreement

      • Deed

      • Settlement Statement

      • Title

  • Current Grades/Report Card

    • If Home Schooled - 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 and/or PSAT Scores - if available

  • If Applicable:

    • IEP or 504 Support Plan

    • Divorce Decree/Separation Agreement/Custody Agreement

    • Adoption Paperwork - if names do not match birth certificate

    • Name Change Document - for parent/guardian or student

WIMA:

How many students do you accept to WIMA?

  • We can accept up to 96 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?

  • As of 12.1.23 - We are no longer requiring Placement Testing for applicants.  All applicants will be placed/scheduled based on their report card, NWEA and/or PSAT scores.   

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.​

Do you provide Summer Math Support Course?

  • No, we are no longer providing a Math summer support course