Principal's Message


August 9, 2017

Dear IAM Community:

Hello and Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a great summer and is looking forward as I am to the 2017-2018 school year at the IAM.

We are very excited to start the year and to see everyone on August 15 at 7:45 AM. While we are looking forward to this year there are a few important items that we must celebrate from last year!

  •  Once again, over 94% of our graduates received the full IB Diploma. This is the highest overall score in school history and the highest in the State of Michigan. We are very proud of the class of 2017 and all of their accomplishments.


  • Our school average for the IB Diploma rose to 31, again the highest ever in the IAM’s history. We also had a number of excellent scores in all subject areas


  •  All 2017 graduates will attend a four-year university with several going out of state (and country!). Once again the list of universities is very impressive: Notre Dame, University of Glasgow (Scotland), University of Michigan are a few of the stand-outs.


Our Link Crew, led by Mr. Tapp and Mr. Lambdin, is welcoming the nearly 155 incoming ninth graders to our Freshmen Orientation tomorrow, August 11 at 8:00 AM in the gym, while our staff returns to a professional development day on Monday, August 14. We look forward to greeting all of our students when school begins on Monday, August 15.

We are also looking forward to meeting all parents and guardians at our Open House on August 24 at 6:30 PM. (Please note there will be a 6:00pm meeting for parents/guardians of Juniors only before the Open House)

I am confident that 2017-2018 will be a great year for the IAM!

Best regards,

Eric Sturm

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