What is the WAY Program?

What is the W-A-Y Program?

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

W-A-Y Niles opened its virtual doors in the fall of 2011. We expanded the program and are accepting applications now. WAY Enrollment Form.

W-A-Y Niles 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 plans with a Mentor around topics that truly appeal to them.

Each researcher has the opportunity to have access to technology and reliable internet connection when entering into W-A-Y. 
They communicate with their 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.

What do we provide to the W-A-Y student?

Niles Community Schools will provide:

  • Computer Workstations
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Mentors
  • Team Leaders
  • On-Campus Learning Lab

The W-A-Y Program will provide:
  • Content Experts
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Standard Based Reporting System
  • State Wide and International Online Learning Environment

Who can benefit from W-A-Y Niles?
  • Homeschool Students
  • Students with life circumstances that do not fit a traditional school schedule
  • Working adolescents
  • Students who are behind in credits
  • And students who enjoy learning in a creative, fun W-A-Y!

Please contact the W-A-Y Forward Program at (269) 684-1532 for any further information, 
or visit the W-A-Y Niles website at https://www.wayprogram.net/our-schools/way-niles
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