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West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades Kindergarten through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Suburban

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Overview

Overview

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science says

At West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, students are provided with learning options to help foster the individual learning needs of every child. Learning may begin in the classroom, but our students move from desks to dirt, planting seeds in soil, and tending to our gardens to see what happens afterwards. However, just like snowflakes, we know no two children are alike. We accompany multiple different learning styles by incorporating outdoor classroom learning, with the indoor classroom. After growing salmon in a controlled habitat to release into a natural stream, students can write a paper describing what they've learner - or - they could have an oral presentation; endless learning possibilities. Have you ever had pancakes with maple syrup - made from Maples trees you've tapped yourself? Our students at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science have. Children who are drawn to science naturally thrive here. From preschool through 12th-grade, we offer a complete, fully accredited education grounded in the disciplines and rewards of science. Our students reap the additional benefits of programs and practices such as: character education, accelerated learning, differentiated instruction, traditional discipline, accountability for one’s actions, and demonstration of mutual trust and respect among students, parents, and teachers alike – all hallmarks of a charter school education. At West Michigan Academy, our goal is clear: to develop both a successful student and a responsible, conscientious adult.

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Curriculum

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science has made an exhaustive review of its curriculum to ensure that all students are receiving instruction aligned to the Michigan Core Curriculum. In addition, we have maintained our focus on incorporating environmental themes throughout each student’s studies. When you combine highly qualified teachers that engage a student’s interest and feeds his or her natural hunger for learning with a sound curriculum that incorporates citizenship, leadership, and character development, you produce children who are ready learners, confident about their abilities, excited about achieving, and interested in becoming an active partner in the world around them.

Mission Statement

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science strives to provide an environment that will foster creativity, promote academic achievement, and develop sound character and citizenship principles emphasizing responsibility to the environment and society, while maintaining and improving each child’s self-esteem and self-concept.

Finance

Finance

Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Academics

Academics

55% of students graduate from West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Not Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP for Math was Not Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Reading was Not Met for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Awards

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 559
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 62
1 49
2 34
3 41
4 38
5 36
6 46
7 47
8 36
9 46
10 49
11 46
12 29

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Socioeconomic Diversity

69% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 58%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 31%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Secondary Principal   Scott Morgan
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