WAY Watervliet

Our Program

One size does not fit all. Every student has their own unique interests, skills, and ways of learning. The W-A-Y Watervliet Program provides a personalized learning experience for students who struggle with traditional high school.

W-A-Y Watervliet opened it's virtual doors in the fall of 2011. We expanded the program and are accepting applications now.

W-A-Y Watervliet is an alternative approach that encourages self-esteem, independence, and 21st century skills that will facilitate a college education and career path.

Students in the W-A-Y Program become Researchers and develop customized standards-based learning paths with a Mentor around topics that truly appeal to them. Each researcher is equipped with a school owned computer and, if necessary, Internet connectivity within his or her home. They communicate with their Team Leader (Mentors) daily and collaborate with other Michigan and International W-A-Y researchers.Highly-qualified W-A-Y teachers assess and align all projects according to state content standards, ensuring that each student completes the program with a high school diploma.




450 E. Red Arrow Highway, Watervliet, MI. 49098

WAY Coordinator

Alecia Hickman



School webpage address


Researcher Lab Hours

School Year Lab Hours

Monday- 10-12, 12:30-2:30

Tuesday- 10-12, 12:30-2:30

Wednesday- 8:30-10:30, 11-1

Thursday- 8:30-10:30, 11-1

Friday- Closed

Summer Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday = 8-12:00

Friday = Closed