Washtenaw International High School announces student spots allocation for each district for first year
Mark Bialek | For AnnArbor.com
The high school, an International Baccalaureate program open to seven of the traditional Washtenaw County school districts, will have a total of 151 students in the initial class.
Here are the initial seat allocations by district, according to Naomi Norman, director of assessment, planning and research at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District:
- Ann Arbor Public Schools — 68 spots
- Saline Area Schools — 23 spots
- Lincoln Consolidated Schools — 20 spots
- Ypsilanti Public Schools — 16 spots
- Milan Area Schools — 11 spots
- Willow Run Community Schools — Eight spots
- Whitmore Lake Public Schools — Five spots
Spots were allocated to school districts based on size, and students will be selected to go to the school in a lottery process. The initial deadline for student applications was Feb. 14, but applications from participating school districts are still being accepted, and are available on the school's web site.
Out-of-county applications will be accepted until March 28. Any slots not filled by students in the consortium partner districts will be available to out-of-county students interested in the program.
Once all the spots for each particular district have been filled, students will be added to a wait list.
Placement testing began last week and ends on April 10.
The high school will teach the International Baccalaureate program of learning, which is used around the world. More than 3,000 similar programs exist worldwide, teaching about 1 million students. There are 33 International Baccalaureate programs in Michigan.
The program will be housed at the former East Middle School in Ypsilanti, which closed to students at the end of the 2009-10 school year. The school eventually hopes to hold about 600 students.
Two additional parent information meetings have been scheduled for later this month. Both meetings will be at 7 p.m. on March 21 and March 28 at the former East Middle School, 510 Emerick St. in Ypsilanti.