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Washtenaw International High School (WIHI)

Updated Oct 19, 2016
510 Emerick St. - Ypsilanti MI - 48198
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In

2011

Grades

9 through 12

Environment

Urban

Type

District
Autonomies
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Facto
Authority rests on the goodwill of the school director and Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium governing board.

About the Learning Program

Washtenaw International High School is a public consortium, International Baccalaureate (IB) High School for academically focused students in participating school districts in Washtenaw County, Wayne County, Oakland County, and Livingston County. WIHI opened its doors in the fall of 2011 with approximately 100 students and now serves 490 students in grades 9 through 12.

WIHI provides a rigorous, student-centered, inquiry-based instructional and curricular program with an emphasis on international mindedness, interdisciplinary knowledge, leadership development, and critical thinking.

Washtenaw International High School ranks #1 in Washtenaw County for ACT and College Readiness, and #2 in the state of Michigan. WIHI's exceptional staff have a wealth of international experience, academic expertise, and passion for teaching and learning.

In addition to earning a high school diploma, all students at WIHI work towards earning an International Baccalaureate Diploma, regarded as the most rigorous and reputable high school curriculum in the world.