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Academics

Innovative Learning

Like other high schools, our curriculum includes core subjects such as English, biology, chemistry, physics, algebra, geometry, civics, world history, and geography. But as an aviation-themed high school the curriculum at WMAA is designed for students who have a passion for aviation and/or an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (STEM)

STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.
Francis Eberle, Ph.D., Executive Director for the National Science Teachers Association,

Higher Academic Standards

At the West Michigan Aviation Academy a rigorous learning experience is in our DNA. We’ve created a learning environment that promotes academic achievement and prepares students for both college and careers.

Honors and AP Advantage

Honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered for students who are willing to take on an extra challenge in their learning experience enabling them to earn college credit in the classroom. And for those who need additional resources for learning, support is readily available.

Framework for Success

WMAA lays the foundation for a solid education and provides expanded opportunities for learning and for life.

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math.

STEM ENDORSEMENT
The STEM endorsement exists to inspire and recognize students who have strong interest and performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The endorsement will serve to set students apart on college and career applications as well as during interviews and scholarship competitions. Students will be recognized for successful completion of the STEM curriculum at the senior honors program as well as on their diploma.

Students must earn…
1. an unweighted letter grade of B or better in all qualifying STEM endorsement credits.
2. 4 credits in mathematics through trigonometry/pre-calculus
3. 4 credits in science
4. 4 additional credits in STEM elective courses
5a. Two honors or AP credits in math and 2 honors or AP credits in science (Class of 2021) or
5b. a minimum of 5 honors or AP credits within their STEM credits (Class of 2022 and beyond)

Students interested in learning more or applying for the STEM endorsement should see their school counselor.