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To change lives by creating engaging and encouraging educational opportunities for all young people.


To make every young person a hero.

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Visit the WAY Store!

WAY now has an online store with more than a hundred different products for you!

Our store, settled on, has products for the WAY Program, WAY Academies and WAY Michigan. There, you can find t-shirts, hoodies, notebooks, hats, headphones, tote bags pens and pencils, and much more.

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WAY Academies Superintendent participated on Charter Day live event

Today the Superintendent for the WAY Academies, Madeline Black, spoke during the Charter Day live event. She talked about the importance of offering the flexibility that students need to thrive in times like these. Get to know more about what we offer on

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E-learning Takes Center Stage: Governors, State and Local Superintendents Should Take Advantage

Education Views recently caught up with Beth Baker, Co-founder and Executive Director along with her co-partner Glen Taylor, both from Michigan who have been engaged with cutting edge educational models for over a decade creating WAY Online, WAY Academy, and WAY American Schools. WAY partners with local schools, parents and teachers and offer a robust, internationally accredited, project-based curriculum on their innovative cloud-based platform.

A Message from WAY Executive Director, Rich Klemm

"This week the Michigan Department of Education issued guidance on how to successfully transition to online learning. Fortunately for the WAY Program, this transition has already been made", says Rich Klemm. "All the considerations outlined in the guidance are a part of our model. We pride ourselves at the WAY Program in being able to provide a quality educational experience to our students regardless of what may be going on in the world. Our primary goal is to be an adaptable option to our partnering districts while maintaining fidelity to our mission."

Read the full message inside.