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What is the W-A-Y Program?One size does not fit all. Every student has their own unique interests, skills, and ways of learning. The W-A-Y Watervliet Program provides a personalized learning experience for students who struggle with traditional high school.
W-A-Y Watervliet opened it's virtual doors in the fall of 2011. We expanded the program and are accepting applications now.
W-A-Y Watervliet is an alternative approach that encourages self-esteem, independence,, and 21st century skills that will facilitate a college education and career path.
Students in the W-A-Y Program become Researchers and develop customized standards-based learning paths with a Mentor around topics that truly appeal to them.
Each researcher is equipped with a school owned computer and, if necessary, Internet connectivity within his or her home. They communicate with their Team Leader (Mentors) daily and collaborate with other Michigan and International W-A-Y researchers.
Highly-qualified W-A-Y teachers assess and align all projects according to state content standards, ensuring that each student completes the program with a high school diploma.
What do we provide to the W-A-Y student?
Watervliet Public Schools will provide:
- Computer Workstations
- Internet Connectivity
- Team Leaders
- On-Campus Learning Lab
The W-A-Y Program will provide:
- Content Experts
- Standard Based Grading and Reporting System
- State Wide and International Online Learning Environment
Who can benefit from Watervliet W-A-Y?
- Home-schooled Students
- Students with life circumstances that do not fit a traditional school schedule
- Working adolescents
- Students who are behind in credits
- Students who enjoy learning in a creative fun W-A-Y!
For More Information, contact Dave Kindt (WAY Director) at (269) 463-0897