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Applying to WMAA


WMAA is a public charter high school, open to any student residing in Michigan. Under our charter, we can have a maximum of 620 students (155 per grade).

Since we routinely receive more applications than there are available spots, a lottery system is enacted per federal and state regulations. To increase the chances of your student being accepted, you should apply by the end of the open enrollment period.

  • When open enrollment ends, applications are counted. If there are fewer applications than openings, all applications will be accepted. If there are more applications than openings, the Academy will conduct a random selection lottery.
  • Preference is given to siblings of students already enrolled.
  • The lottery is a random selection to determine who will be accepted and who will be placed on a waiting list. The Academy will draw names from all students who submit completed application materials prior to the open enrollment deadline.
  • Applications received after the open enrollment deadline are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any remaining openings. If all spots are filled, the student’s name will be added to the end of the waiting list for his/her grade level.
  • We encourage interested families to schedule a tour and/or attend one of our Parent & Student Information Nights.

Applications for the 2025-26 school year will be available starting August 19, 2024.

Application Calendar for the 2025-26 School Year Enrollment

  • August 19, 2024 | Applications open
  • November Date TBD 6:00pm | Parent & Student Information Session
  • January Date TBD 6:00pm | Parent & Student Information Session
  • February Date TBD 6:00 pm | Parent & Student Information Session
  • February 28, 2025 4:00pm | Open Enrollment Deadline – Applications Due
  • March 6, 2025 5:00pm | Lottery
  • Week of March 10, 2025 | Notification Letters Sent (acceptance or waitlist position)