Michigan’s Charter Schools congratulates Taylor International Academy, a 2008 MDE grantee, on their partnership with the International School of Krakow in Poland.
The Taylor International Group is seeking a charter for Taylor International Academy (TIA), to be located in Southfield, Michigan. The grass roots organization first founded the Hanley International Academy (HIA) in Hamtramck, Michigan.
Whereas HIA services a very diverse population with many immigrants from Eastern Europe and the Middle East, TIA’s international component will be establishing global partnerships with sister schools in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. TIA already has a Memorandum of Understanding with the International School of Krakow in Poland to work together to form a comprehensive program and global partnership, connecting their respective students and families in each and every compatible grade, in order to learn from, experience, share with, teach and enjoy their fellow students. TIA will also offer a rigorous academic program for their students. TIA will be the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate, (IB) Program initially for junior and high school students, and eventually starting at the Kindergarten level. Ultimately, they will have 100% of their students graduate with an IB degree.
Taylor International Academy, though located in Southfield, will seek to be an urban/suburban school with at least 50% of the student population servicing families in the city of Detroit.
The Taylor International Group has worked diligently to develop a comprehensive international program and a rigorous educational program for the last three years. They have been asked by the Walton Family Foundation (WFF) to submit an application for grant monies and are awaiting intent to charter to be able to continue the WFF funding process. The group has also received the Michigan Department of Education Planning/Implementation grant and is working to enhance their Phase I Application