Submit ApplicationSubmit your child(s) application online through the application tool. Please click on the following link above to complete the first step.
Application ReviewAfter completing the first step, our Admissions Manager will review your child’s application. Once the review is completed and your child’s application has been accepted, we will notify you by the communication preferences that you selected on how to proceed with the next step.
Student OrientationWe will contact you to schedule a date and time for you and your family to visit our academy for student orientation. Due to COVID-19, school visitations are limited for your safety and our staff.
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Frequently asked questions
At Bridge Academy West we’re driven by providing the family as a whole with information. If you still have unanswered questions please view our Frequently Asked Questions section below. If your questions still haven’t been answered we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us directly.
What is Bridge Academy?
Bridge Academy West is a tuition-free public school academy located in Detroit, MI. Bridge Academy West is a middle school and offers grades 6-8, the Academy also offers a hybrid high school program offering grades 9-12. The Academies educators are fully certified to teach by the Michigan Department of Education. Bridge Academy is authorized through Ferris State University and governed by a public school academy board of directors.
What if I am an English Language Learner?
The Academy seeks to provide every child, regardless of national origin or native language, quality, and meaningful educational instruction. Each students is evaluated on his/her English language proficiency. Consequently, students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are provided instructional services through ELL programs which are designed to meet each students unique needs.
If attending the hybrid high school program, what age does the program need to be completed by?
Students have until the age of 21 to have all course work complete in order to graduate with their high school diploma.
Are there any fees?
Our Academies are a tuition institution free for Michigan residences!
Can I start the hybrid high School program at any time?
Courses follow the semester system like in a regular school. Semester 1 runs from September to the end of January and semester 2 runs from February to the end of June. It is recommended that you make application for fall courses no later than mid-August and winter courses no later than early January.
Are online courses right for me?
For a majority of students, this form of course delivery works well. Students must have high motivation, computer familiarity, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Our facility offers students the ability to interact with their peers, seek help, or just change environment. Although there is daily contact with others in the class, there may not be any face-to-face meetings. For students with different learning styles, taking online courses may not be an appropriate choice.
Do I have to attend classes?
Students do not have to come to our location at this time but, yes, our online program requires some attendance in our web classrooms. Teachers will post a question in collaboration corner weekly and students will be required to respond to the post, which will count as their attendance for the week.
Is attendance checked?
Attendance is checked daily. Your login dates, times, and the areas of the course that you visit are logged. Your teacher will clarify what is required of you in terms of course participation. Students who fail to complete attendance checks will be called and reminded. A meeting at the center will be required if the student continues to have a number of failed attendance checks.
Do I need additional course material such as textbooks or special programs?
No. All course material should be provided to students once he/she logs into his/her courses, which included all support material and programs. The Academy has made arrangements with software and major publishers to ensure all our students have legal access to the resources necessary to complete their course work.
What equipment is required?
Our institution provides each student doing virtual instruction with a laptop and internet service free of charge for the duration of the program. Equipment is the property of the Academy and must be returned upon completion of the program.
Do credits from other schools and programs count toward my diploma? (Equivalency)
Student transcripts are evaluated on a course by course basis. Student credits can be transferred to our institution as long as they meet our graduation requirements. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated before submission to the Academy.