International Academy of Macomb

The International Academy of Macomb (IAM) is a public high school located in Macomb County, Michigan. It is in the Chippewa Valley 9th Grade Center in Clinton Township. The school is an International Baccalaureate School as of early 2010. 

The first two years at the IAM consist of 
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme courses . After these two years, students will begin the International Baccalaureate program, which lasts for two years. All IB students will have to complete 150 'CAS' hours (creativity, action, service) throughout the two IB years. After all four years are completed, students will partake in several IB exams in order to receive their IB diploma. 

The International Academy of Macomb, or the IAM, frequently places as one of the best High Schools in the United States and routinely is named in the top three schools in Michigan. As of 2019, it was ranked by U.S. News as the #1 High school in the State of Michigan, the #1 Magnet school in the nation, and the #8 High school in the nation. 

The International Academy of Macomb's mission statement is as following: 

Through rigorous and authentic educational experiences, the International Academy of Macomb will cultivate a community of reflective, balanced, and principled thinkers prepared to make a positive impact on our global society.

The high school's vision statements are the following: 


The International Academy of Macomb’s approach to assessment honors the process of student-centered learning through authentic formative and summative evaluations that inform classroom instruction.  Assessments are varied and interdisciplinary, offering students the opportunity to take ownership of their learning.  Students take risks, reflect, and seek improvement throughout the process.  This philosophy is based on the International Baccalaureate criteria and state standards for assessment that emphasize critical analysis, synthesis of information, and the importance of a global, responsible, and ethical approach to learning.


The International Academy of Macomb is an exciting and cohesive learning community. It includes students, graduates, parents, educators, and area professionals and fosters global connections with a particular emphasis on Macomb County,.  Members of our community focus on developing their identities through academic rigor and an engagement in the larger society.  Our community places a special emphasis on global competence, creativity, ethics, and continuous improvement to embody the principles of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile.


The International Academy of Macomb is a well-rounded, empowering program and is reflective of the International Baccalaureate philosophy.  This evolving and rigorous curriculum creates life-worthy learners through a citizen-shaping approach to international mindedness and a multifaceted, integrated course of study.


The International Academy of Macomb strives to cultivate a meaningful student-centered learning environment.  This includes: inquiry and research-based instruction, enhanced learning through technology, varied and engaging approaches to instruction, meaningful interdisciplinary lessons, and international mindedness.  All instruction integrates and promotes the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile.

The International Academy of Macomb is a Public university located in Clinton Township.
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