International Academy of Macomb Reviews
I love how involved the students are in the school and how they all have motivation to change the world and impact their community in any way they can.
Although the school has a difficult curriculum and pace, I believe the teachers generally care about the students and thoroughly prepare us for college.
great overall student environment. As for the teachers, they are not the very best, but they try there best. It is also a lot of work.
The International Academy of Macomb is a life-changing high school experience, the curriculum is challenging but worthwhile for the state of college readiness the school prepares you for.
I loved the students and teachers at the International Academy of Macomb. Everyone was willing to work with each other to produce the best results for tests, projects, and classes. We all wanted each other to succeed. Also, we were able to have our own opinions regarding a discussed topic and it was accepted if evidence was presented. Our answers were not penalized for a different opinion than the teacher’s opinion.
The International Academy of Macomb was a very welcoming atmosphere with great college readiness. The teachers are very helpful and always want the best for each student. Overall, a great school.
I attended over my hometown high school for many reasons. While going to the IAM challenged me academically just as I had hoped, it essentially put me in a position I did not want to be in - I had to choose between keeping up with my hours upon hours of homework and studying, or I could be with my family. Academics are, and always have been, a major aspect of my life. I have put 110% into everything education related I have done for as long as I can remember. Swapping out fun activities for schoolwork caused stress for me. I don't want to give up what are the last four years of my childhood to school. With a 45 minute bus ride each way, I was spending 11 hours a day just in school or at the very least, traveling to or from there. My family is the most important thing to me, and throughout the one year I spent at the IAM, I missed them. I was spending up to 12 hours every weekend studying and doing homework. I chose putting family first, and that is why I left the IAM.
The school was not perfect. There were no sports teams, and it was shared with another school. But this was the perfect place for me. I learned so many life lessons here. I was 200% ready for college. I got the opportunity to travel. I made lifelong friends. The faculty was amazing. For the school to be ranked the 7th best school in the nation, and 1st in Michigan, this was my single most best decision so far in my 19 years of age. I wouldn’t change anything about my high school education. Because of this school, I am a senior in college after 5 short semesters. I now can double or even triple major. I can speak and understand the Spanish language very well, and I know time management like a sixth sense. Thank you, International Academy of Macomb.
The International Academy of Macomb is phenomenal because it allows students to have an exceptional education. Students are given an education with an international mindset. They can explore their studies to the extent that they choose and everything is interdisciplinary by nature.
This school is both very effective as a college preparatory program and in the development of global learners. The IB program is not only preparing me academically, but mentally as well. I go through an immense amount of stress at this school, which I have learned to cope with and strive under pressure.
Despite being tough, the International Academy of Macomb is a great school which has a terrific learning environment. However, there are some issues the hinder the students high school experience like the homework load, having to answer to CVS and the issues surrounding the administration.
It is a lot of work, it is an IB school so the curriculum varies from normal high schools. The teachers are helpful and are usually available for answering questions or explaining topics, they always have a smile on their faces. The school is small so you will know everyone in your classes and you are familiar to their skills. The IB program is very beneficial as it allows for many learning experiences and the chance to receive college credit. There is a lot of homework but if one decides to attend and go through with all these hardships it is worth it.
If you want to torture your kid, send them here. The amount of homework is beyond absurd. Unless you are trying to escape a really bad home school, stay at the home school and take all AP classes. The AP classes translate into more college credits than the IB stuff and you will actually have time to enjoy life. So you don't think this is sour grapes from a parent whose kid could not cut it, my kid was and is one of the top students there and that place has just ground the kid into dust.
I enjoyed the academics at this school. Students went through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which unfortunately is not recognized as "college credit" at all colleges and universities since it is a fairly new program in our area. I believe that they overload their students with homework, but I did feel prepared going into college because students at IAM are held to a high standard of intelligence and professionalism. I hope that in the future IAM is able to have its own building (not connected to another school), and I hope that they create sports teams and a band/orchestra for the students so that they can have a normal high school experience while participating in this accelerated academic program.
I appreciated the international academy of macomb for its push for students to reach higher standards and look at their education through a global minded lens. Furthermore, the culture of the International Academy of Macomb opened me to a new group of friends that I may not have met at another school.
Despite the overload of homework and late nights we get from our eight classes and required projects, I believe the IAM has greatly prepared me for college. We don't have any sports, but if you really want to join, you can do it at your home school and students are allowed to leave early to attend the practices and games. We don't have the strict restrictions set in most high schools, like no chewing gum or tardy counts. We are held at higher standards and treated as adults and so we act as such. Additionally, I have learned many skills regarding research, analysis, reflection, and evaluation through writing many essays. These skills are not only important in school, but also life in general. Ultimately, I've had a great experience at the IAM and I believe that all my hardwork throughout the past four years have paid off.
The course work is hard and rigorus. However, the teachers and learning environment in general is extremly rewarding in the college setting. The International Academy of Macomb (IAM) sets students up for success in college. You learn how to properly take notes and study for every test, how to deal with procrastination, how to deal testing anxiety, amd so much more that is not learned from any high school.