FAQ

  • Business suit iconI love WMAES. This school is tremendous and I couldn't imagine sending my son anywhere else.
    -- Jennifer Dietrich

Q. What grade levels does West Michigan Academy offer?
A. WMAES offers grades Pre-K through 12th-grade.

Q. Is transportation for WMAES students provided by the school?
A. Transportation is not provided by the school. Students are brought by their parents or ride the Rapid bus which brings them directly in our room.

Q. What are the student / teacher ratios?
A. 22/1

Q. Are students required to wear uniforms?
A. Students are required to wear uniforms every day that they attend class. A school uniform helps maintain childrens' focus on their education and contributes to their safety during the school day. Here is a link to more information on our school uniforms.

Q. What type of meal programs are offered for WMAES students?
A. WMAES offers quality hot lunch program that exceeds all healthy choice requirements.

Q. Where do I go if I have a concern?
A. The first step is to call or e-mail your child’s teacher. If you continue to have concerns, you may contact your child’s principal. It is important to pre-arrange a time to see your child’s teacher or an administrator.

Q. What is the procedure when my child is absent from school?
A. Please see our School Policies Handbook, provided to all enrolled students’ families. We do appreciate a call to the school office notifying us of a child’s absence.

Q. How will I know what my child is learning?
A. You will know your child is learning through our standardized testing (MEAP, Scantron, Terra Nova, and teacher assessment) but also by how well your student is progressing in their individualized learning plan.

Q. Will all the classes be using the same teaching method?
A. Please remember that every teacher has their own unique instructional style, but all classes at WMEAS will be centered around Environmental Science. All our teachers practice differentiated instruction. This allows our teachers to meet the needs of all students whether it is accelerating students, modifying assignments or additional support we believe in teaching to each child’s needs and abilities.

Q. Does WMAES offer field trips as part of the regular curriculum? Will there be additional costs for the families?
A. WMAES does offer field trips for many classes and times we do ask our students to pay a portion of the cost.

Q. May I come into the school to volunteer?
A. We welcome volunteers and will request help at various times throughout the school year. Please see “Volunteer Opportunities”.