Washtenaw International High School (WIHI) is a free, public, consortium high school for students in participating Washtenaw County school districts. It was certified in 2013 as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. This is a rigorous, internationally-recognized program that prepares students for the academic and social challenges beyond high school. It requires both breadth and depth of study in six subject areas; it demonstrates cross-disciplinary learning; it requires a major research project of its students. As of September 2019, there were 6,812 IB programs being offered worldwide across 5,157 schools in 157 countries. For more information on this, please the official IB website here.
The school provides a challenging, student-centered, inquiry-based sequence of courses with an emphasis on international understanding, cultural identity and the taking of multiple perspectives. It emphasizes rigorous academic standards in disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge. Students are assessed against pre-defined criteria, rather than against the performance of other students in the class.
It opened in the Fall of 2011 to its first group of ninth grade students. As juniors, these students posted a composite ACT score of 27.3, the highest composite score in Washtenaw County and the second highest in the entire state.
To learn more about WIHI, email Contactwihi@wihi.org, call 734-994-8145, option 2, or check out their website! Washtenaw International HIgh School.
Our PTO leadership has generously offered to answer any questions you may have regarding the WIHI program. Please feel free to contact them here
Lisa Brown - President
Mary Beth Maes - Vice President
Sue Barker - Treasurer
Nancy Harvey - Treasurer
Rashonda Arnold - Treasurer
Anne Hooghart - Recording Secretary
Jeff Clark - Recording Secretary
Shonda Brewer - Communications Secretary