The West Michigan Aviation Academy is a tuition-free public charter high school founded by Dick DeVos upon encouragement from wife, Betsy. Stemming from their passion for both education and aviation, the school opened its doors in the fall of 2010 and is located on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Like other high schools, our curriculum includes core subjects. 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)
That’s what sets us apart. Not only do students learn about aviation and engineering, they experience it.
Learn about multiple facets of Engineering as it applies to Aerospace, design and robotic systems.
We are happy you are considering applying to WMAA. We’re confident you’ll find the process easy and straight forward.
West Michigan Aviation Academy offers a range of services for students. We acknowledge that not all students learn the same way and may sometimes need extra support within the general education classroom.
WMAA is dedicated to helping students experience high school life at its fullest. Our athletic and club offerings are designed to give you the opportunity to plug into student life. Our clubs and activities build community, develop leadership, help acquire new skills, and create positive experiences you’ll build upon throughout your lifetime.
The future of the aviation/aerospace industry hinges on the ability of companies to attract talent. WMAA attracts many students who have an interest in STEM and not all WMAA students pursue a career in the aviation industry.
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