W-A-Y Academy Detroit

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Mission Statement

Mission: WAY Academy (Detroit) respects the individual needs of each young person we serve by offering a personalized, blended, global learning experience that inspires self esteem, academic excellence, and lifelong learning.
Vision: WAY Academy (Detroit) students are prepared for purposeful and highly effective engagement in a global society.
Belief Statement: When our students PERCEIVE success and BELIEVE success, they will ACHIEVE success


WAY Academy Locations

8701 W. Vernor
Detroit, MI 48209

19321 West Chicago
Detroit, MI 48228

15900 Common Rd.
Roseville, MI 48066

(313) 444-8082


WAY Academy Contact Information

West Chicago Director

Isaiah Pettway

West Vernor Campus Director

Isaiah Pettway

Management Company:
WAY – Widening Advancement for Youth
Executive Director: Beth Baker,
Executive Director: Glen Taylor,

Board of Directors:


LSSU Oversight Officer:

Garnet Green
(248) 961-4601

Chris Oshelski
Executive Director Charter Schools

WAY Academy Detroit 2022 Contract