Founder's Letter

Students and Families –

Welcome to West Michigan Aviation Academy (WMAA), where students embark on an academic journey filled with opportunities to reach new heights.

With a curriculum rich in aviation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and robotics, WMAA offers students the ability to gain in-demand career skills during their high school studies through hands-on learning and critical thinking application.

WMAA also is one of a few select high schools in the country where you can earn a private pilot license as part of its high school curriculum. Our top-notch aviation facilities on the campus of Gerald R. Ford International Airport provide an optimal training ground for students to hone their abilities – in the hangar, on the airstrip, or in the sky.

And, because we’re a public charter high school, WMAA is a tuition-free academy that is open to everyone.

Our vision here at WMAA is to provide an innovative and welcoming environment for students that inspires growth and a passion for learning and helps students to reach their full potential. I believe it can serve as a launch pad for a student’s future to take flight, leaving upon graduation with the skills and confidence to advance into successful careers and a fulfilling life.

Life is full of possibilities. I thank you for your interest in broadening your horizon at West Michigan Aviation Academy.

Dick DeVos
Founder, West Michigan Aviation Academy

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