Placement Testing, Registration & Application FAQs

The dates for the 2024-2025 application will be posted to the website on: October 27, 2023

Placement Testing for WIHI applicants are held in March. 

Skills Assessments for WIMA applicants, if NWEA scores are not provided, are held in April.  

Check out the Family Info Nights page for when we will be hosting Family Info Sessions for Prospective Families interested in applying/attending for the 24-25 school year. 

WIHI & WIMA will be offering 1/2 day shadowing appointments this year for students interested in attending the 24-25 school year. 

We want students to be able to experience what a day in a life of a WIHI or WIMA student would be, so they can feel more comfortable about making the right choice for their high school or middle school education.

Shadowing is available in the morning from 8:25am to 11:30am.

WIHI Shadowing - for students in grades: 8th, 9th & 10th - Dates will be posted in November, but are typically: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays. 

We are unable to offer appointments on Wednesdays & Fridays at this time due to our schedule.

The WIHI Shadowing link will be posted here, once shadowing dates have been confirmed.

WIMA Shadowing - for students in grades: 5th, 6th & 7th - Dates will be posted in November, but are typically: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, starting in April. 

We are unable to offer appointments on Wednesdays & Fridays at this time due to our schedule.

Priority will be given to new WIMA students who have been accepted through the lottery. Once all accepted families have completed their appointments, we will start scheduling students from our waiting list and then students who have not applied yet.  

The WIMA Shadowing link will be posted here, once shadowing dates have been confirmed.

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

Are students denied admission based upon their discipline and grade reports?

  • No.  WIHI collects this information to make sure that students receive the supports they need to succeed at WIHI.

Does a student have to submit an application before they can shadow a current WIHI student?

  • No.  Students may shadow a WIHI student before or after submitting an application.

Should a student apply if they are considering other schools in addition to WIHI?

  • We recommend and welcome students to apply even if they are considering other schools.  Classes are assigned on a "first come, first served" basis, so it is best to apply even if you are looking at additional schools.  It is important to note that any applications received after the February deadline are automatically added to the end of the wait list.​

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: 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.​
  • Testing accommodations for students will be provided to those that provide a copy of their Support Plan/504/IEP plan on the application only.  An email will be sent to verify accommodations, once testing registration has been completed and WIHI has reviewed the student's Support Plan/504/IEP.  
  • Students that do not take the placement test will not be included in the lottery for a spot at WIHI.

What subjects are covered on the WIHI Placement tests?  

  • ​9th & 10th Grade applicants:
    • Math
      • 9th grade - Completed Algebra I in middle school. 
      • 10th grade -Completed Algebra II and/or Geometry. 
        • If an incoming 9th and/or 10th grade student has not completed the courses listed above, they will be required to complete WIHI's Math Prep Course in the summer. 
    • Written Essay 
    • Second Language Assessment - Spanish or French
    • No studying is required for placement testing.  
  • 11th and 12th Grade applicants:
    • Math
      • Completed or started  Pre-Trig and/or Pre-Calculus
    • Written Essay 
    • Second Language Assessment - Spanish or French 

Do all students have to take placement tests? 

  • Yes, except for current WIMA students.  
  • In order to have a complete application, families must complete the online application and students must complete placement testing.  If any of these items are missing from the application, the student will not be included in the lottery and will not be able to be placed at WIHI. 

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.
  • 9th grade 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 Algebra II & Geometry)
  • 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 Schedules will be determined in April - but are generally Monday through Thursday. Either in the morning or afternoon for 2 weeks, depending on the course, the last two weeks in June.

How many students do you accept to WIHI?

  • We can accept up to 150 students for 9th grade, with priority given to siblings (per State Law), children of staff members (per WEOC contract) & WIMA students.  
  • Each school district has a pre-determined number of spots that has been assigned by the school district.  If we receive more applications than spots available for that district, we will conduct a lottery for the spots available. 
  • Generally we have lotteries for the following districts: Ann Arbor, Lincoln, Ypsilanti & OOC*. 

*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 WIHI through the School of Choice program.  
  • SOC = School of Choice -  This is an application program which allows students to attend WIHI through a participating Washtenaw County School.  Approval is needed from the SOC district, in order for full acceptance to  WIHI be granted.  The SOC district for WIHI is Ypsilanti. 
  • School of Choice only affects where your student can participate in MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) sanctioned sports.  Wihi offers a wide variety of extra curricular activities (located on the Wihi Clubs page) that are available to all students regardless of their home district. 

Have Additional Questions? Contact Us:

Admissions Questions

Kelly Cartwright, Enrollment Coordinator
734-544-5426 - call or text

Student Shadow Information  

Ambreen Mooraj
734-994-8145  option "1"

Specific Scheduling and IB Curriculum

Daniel Giddings, Lead Teacher and IB Coordinator