The parents and children of Detroit looking for and deserving a safe and high quality educational learning environment have new options to educate their children trough the recently expanded tuition-free WAY (Widening Advancement for Youth) Academy.
The academy, which will open in Southwest Detroit this fall, provides a blended e-learning environment that provides students with personalized, student-centered learning, unique in-school and online, or "blended," computer environments and 24/7 live access to educators - all year long.
While WAY provides its students with an Apple Computer and near 24/7 access to teachers, its biggest benefit may well be its educational experience, which encourages self-esteem, independence and a clear path to college and careers.
With a graduation rate of 90% and college attendance rate of 85%, the WAY program is changing the way students are being taught by embracing the way they already learn, according to its co-directors Beth baker and Glen Taylor, who are gaining recognition for their ability to combine high rigorous academic standards in a caring, high tech environment.
WAY's learning lab is located in Southwest Detroit at 8701 W. Vernor. To learn more, visit www.wayprogram.net.
/// This article originally appeared in The Michigan Chronicle newspaper, July 25-31, 2012 edition, page D-7