School Information


Wayne Preparatory Academy is located on the southeast corner of Raymond Street and Lynhurst. The school sits between the major intersections of Minnesota and Airport Expressway.

Mission Statement

The alternative program at the Wayne Preparatory Academy provides a high quality, standards-based, student-centered program that prepares students to earn a high school diploma and gain the social and emotional skills to become productive members of society.

Belief Statements

Wayne Preparatory Academy will challenge students, grades 6- 12 to reach their full potential academically, emotionally, and socially. The Wayne Preparatory Academy will equip students for the demands and opportunities of the twenty-first century by offering differentiated and individualized instruction that addresses the “whole child.” A professional and highly trained staff, in partnership with home schools and the community, will work to ensure students achieve and successfully transition back to their home school or graduate by supporting academic and character growth. The Wayne Preparatory Academy will provide a disciplined and caring environment, based on mutual respect, where each student is valued, has their individual needs met, and is encouraged to develop morally.


Students attending the Wayne Preparatory Academy are expected to attend school as scheduled.  For most students, this is every day, Monday-Friday.  Please see the Student Handbook for further attendance information.

Student Hours

Middle School Hours: 9:05 AM – 4:10 PM
High School Morning Session: 9:05 AM 12:15 PM
High School Afternoon Session: 1:05 PM – 4:10 PM
Two-Delay Hour: 11:05 AM (The afternoon session is not affected and will still begin at 1:05 PM)

Office Hours

7:45 AM – 4:45 PM

Reporting Student Absences

Parent/guardian needs to call the attendance line, 988-6300 by 9:30 AM for the morning session attendees and by 1:30 PM for the afternoon session attendees to report a student absence from school. If you reach a recording, please leave the following information:

  • The student’s name
  • The name of the person making the call and relationship to the student
  • The reason for absence/tardy
  • The date of the absence/tardy
  • A telephone number so that the call can be verified.

Dress Code and Electronic Guidelines

MSD Wayne Township has adopted new guidelines regarding student dress and personal electronic devices. It is essential that students follow these guidelines at all times. Students must follow these guidelines in order to attend classes. Students not following these guidelines will remain in the office, parent/guardian called and/or sent home. These guidelines are included in your enrollment packet as a separate document and are attached to the end of this handbook. There are a few exceptions to the MSD Wayne Township guidelines for the high school students attending Wayne Preparatory Academy. Students may use personal listening devices (MP3 players, IPODS) when they are working independently. Students MUST be on task and completing the expected level of work to have this privilege. Students assume responsibility for any personal listening device they choose to bring to school. Students may use cell phones during passing ONLY.  Please see the Student Handbook for further information.

Average Enrollment

As of 2022-23, 173 students enrolled

School Handbooks

Download the 2022-2023 Student/Parent Handbook

Grading Scale

Standards-based Scoring Guide Value on a 4-point Scale Percent Based Letter Grade Description of Achievement Level on the Applicable Standards
Exemplary 4 4.0 93-100 A The student demonstrates mastery at or above the 90% level on the appropriate state standards as evidenced on district or school common assessments.
3.7 90-92 A-
Proficient 3 3.33 87-89 B+ The student demonstrates mastery at or above the 80% level on the appropriate state standards as evidenced on district or school common assessments.
3.0 83-86 B
2.7 80-82 B-
Progressing 2 2.37 77-79 C+ The student demonstrates mastery at or above the 70% level on the appropriate state standards as evidenced on district or school common assessments.
2.0 73-76 C
1.7 70-72 C-
Not Yet Meeting Standard 1 0 0-69 I or F The grade of I indicates the student does not exhibit mastery at the 70% level on the appropriate state standards as evidenced on district or school common assessments.  The grade of F indicates that the student was unable to raise achievement to sufficient levels after specified additional time and effort.

Graduation Requirements

The requirements for graduation from high school include:

  •  A student shall complete 40 credits of high school coursework to earn a Core 40 Diploma.  The 40 credits must include 28 credits of required coursework and 12 elective credits.
  • Students in grades 10-12 are required to take the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) and earn a passing score to receive their high school diploma.

Course Requirements:

Class Credits
English 8 credits
Math 6 credits
Science 5 credits
Social Studies 5 credits
U.S. Government
U.S. History
1 credit
2 credits
2 credits
Computer/Technology 2 credits
Health 1 credit
Physical Education ( 2 semesters) 1 credit
Electives 12 credits