4701 McKinley, Detroit MI, 48208

Phone: (313) 456-8000 • Fax: (313) 456-8001

Principal: Lenora Crawford

Official School Web Site

About Us

West Side Academy of Information Technology and Cyber Security, a proud Congressional Award recipient for its outstanding graduation rate among alternative schools in the country, represents the district’s only model for alternative high schools. WSA serves as a last bastion of hope for students disenfranchised from traditional comprehensive high schools due to poor attendance, poor choices made in the past or circumstances beyond their control. West Side Academy, serving students ages 14 to 20 in grades 9 to 12, strives for academic excellence by providing students with multiple opportunities to accelerate learning through a personally-customized curriculum design. Our fast track credit recovery program offers online courses with tutorial support in conjunction with traditional courses.


  • Fast Track Credit Recovery Program, Online Course Offerings
  • National Academy Foundation (NAF) Affiliate
  • Information Technology & Media Design Career Pathway
  • DAPCEP, CISCO Certification Training
  • Academic Games, Foreign Languages
  • Character Education, Wrap-Around Support Services
  • PSL Athletic Programs, Teen Leadership Institute
  • Michigan Youth in Government, National Honor’s Society
  • Summer Internships, Job Shadowing

Bell Schedule

Morning Afternoon
8:00 AM 3:20 PM