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We expect more from our middle and high school students, because we offer more.

Emphasis on core studies such as language and writing, math, social studies, and science intensifies as we prepare our 7th and 8th graders for high school and beyond.

Students focus more rigorously on the Scientific Method – the collection of data through experimentation and observation, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses. Weekly outdoor science labs continue, and students are encouraged to take part in an afterschool academic acceleration program that allows each child to focus on a particular area of study.

In addition, broader course offerings such as Spanish and Environmental Science are introduced, and the early presentation of high school material begins. At this level, teachers and staff also take time to identify individual strengths and weaknesses with each student to ensure that each child not only has a solid grasp of the core curriculum, but also continues to receive the resources and guidance needed to advance.

WMAES is the only area high school that focuses so intently on the rigors and rewards of science. Yet, it still provides a complete, well-rounded education for every student.

High school students select one of four Science Pathways: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, or Physics. The Pathway that they choose is interwoven throughout all fields of studies (e.g. language arts, social studies, art) and influences their curriculum for the entire year.

For students preparing for careers in science, the intense level of instruction they receive is unparalleled.

In fact, before graduating, students at West Michigan Academy are required to earn more than twice as many credits in science that are required by the state. And for those students pursuing other fields, such as math, law, and liberal arts, the discipline and skills they learn via the science methodology provide a foundation for sound judgment, reasoning, deduction, logic, and instruction that will benefit them their entire lives.

Our students’ graduate ready to enter college. In fact, some students are prepared for college even before they graduate thanks to programs that feature dual enrollment, advanced college placement courses, college credit and, in some cases, even early graduation.

Hi! I’m Alan Bosker, Secondary Principal at WMAES.alan-bokser-wmaes

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science has dedicated ourselves to high performing academics, character education and a strong school culture.  Our community of learners and educators promote a sense of belonging and passion for education.  Our hands-on experiences and student-focused nature has earned WMAES a spot as one of the best secondary charter schools in Michigan.  

Upcoming Middle & High School Events

Holiday Break

November 27 - November 29

Holiday Break

December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020

Middle & High School News

Volleyball Team Heads to Districts

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science’s volleyball team meets Muskegon Catholic Central in its first district tournament game at Fruitport Calvary Christian in Fruitport, MI tomorrow.  It has been a big year for the Eagles. They went undefeated in their conference and received first place! During regular season play, they [...]

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Happy Principal Appreciation Month

Today we celebrate Mrs. Kerri Barrett, elementary principal, Mr. Nathan VanDuinen, elementary vice principal and Mr. Alan Bosker, secondary principal. All of our principals bring a wealth of experience to WMAES and their passion and commitment is unwavering. They infuse the curriculum with an environmental focus so that students are [...]

  • Night of Pastabilities Thank you

Night of Pastabilities Raises $5,968.43

On Friday, September 27, 2019 around 100 friends, family and community members attended West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science’s Night of Pastabilities annual fundraiser. The night was organized by The Power Parent Group.  The Night of Pastabilities raised $5,968.43 through a silent and live bidding auction. There were forty items [...]

  • SAT Scores Rock

Our Student’s Rocked the SAT

The Michigan Department of Education announced that only 24 schools who have higher subsidized lunch rates exceeded the state average SAT Scores. West Michigan of Environmental Science ranked 10th out of the 24 schools.   Based on the 36 juniors who took it, the average score was 1017, with an average [...]