2015-16 Western International HS Brochure

Western International High School
1500 Scotten Ave, Detroit MI 48209
313 849-4758 (Office)/313 849-4695 (Fax)
Angel Garcia III, Acting Principal
Adriana Rendon, Asst. Principal
Robert Santavicca, Asst. Principal
Robert Szukala, Asst. Prinicipal
Registration Information
Any high school age resident of Detroit is welcome to enroll! Current middle school student should ensure their
transcripts are forwarded to Western. Over the counter registration is available. Current students will enroll in
classes with their counselor. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school using the contact information
listed above.
What Western Offers…
 Core academics
 Smaller Learning Communities
 Technology Infused
 Culturally Relevant Teaching
 College Prep Courses
 Dual Enrollment
 Parent Resource Center
 Advanced Placement Academy
 Robotics / Astronomy
 Career Cruising
 Black Box Theater
 Dance Studios
 21st Century Athletic Complex
 State of the Art Swimming Pool
 Community Clinic
 Foreign Language Classes
 Bilingual Program
 Media Center/Library
 Performing Arts Program
 Band/Choir Classes
 Creative Community
Engagement Programs during
and after school
Technology Based
WIHS has purchased site licenses to the
following web-based learning services to
augment the classroom instruction with
virtual learning options. These programs
Carnegie Mathematics:
Our Mission Statement
Western International High School
exists to ensure that each student
is afforded an education that
prepares them to live and work in a
global community. WIHS will equip
students with 21st century skills that
enable responsible and wellinformed decision making. As a
result, students can confidently
embrace the challenges and
leadership roles of United States
Our Vision Statement
All WIHS students will have the
knowledge and skills necessary to
be college and career-ready and
the confidence to be lifelong
learners and community leaders.
Founded by cognitive and computer scientists
from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with
veteran mathematics teachers, Carnegie Learning
has the courage to not only question the traditional
way of teaching math, but re-invent it.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of
innovative, research-based math curricula for middle
school and high school. We help students succeed
in math, creating a gateway to graduation and
preparing them for 21st century careers.
Mango Languages:
Mango is a film based language and culture learning
system. The specialized course content is available
in over 60 languages. The program offers language
skills, cultural diversity, and literature based
Edmodo is a social learning website. Features
available through Edmodo include: polls,
assignment listings, a calendar, message features,
and a library. Edmodo is used as a communication
tool for administrators, teachers, students, and
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, it is the policy of the
Board of Education of the school district of the City of Detroit that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or
ancestry, sex, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject
to discrimination during any program or activity or in employment.
Contact the Office of Civil Rights, Fisher Building, 14th Floor, 3011 W. Grand, Detroit, MI 48202, 313 873-7450.
Darnell Earley, Emergency Manger
Karen P. Ridgeway, Superintendent of Academics
Alvin Wood, Asst. Superintendent