West Side Academy of Information Technology and Cyber Security (WSA) is a proud recipient of the 2006 Congressional Award for Outstanding Graduation Rate in Alternative Schools. WSA serves as a last bastion of hope for students disenfranchised from traditional comprehensive high schools because of either poor choices made or circumstances beyond their control.

WSA strives for academic excellence and provides Credit Recovery Advantages and accelerated learning opportunities through customized course offerings and credit recovery programming via online classes with tutorial support.

Our ultimate goal is to provide WSA students with the prerequisite skills necessary to compete successfully in post-secondary training and be prepared for the ever-changing demands of the global workplace.

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Raven Norwood

WSA In Memory of…

On June 15, 2018, four days after attending the WSA graduation ceremony at MLK Jr., High School, West Side Senior Raven Norwood was struck by a drunk driver.

I regret to inform you of the passing of WSA’s senior, Raven Norwood due to the injuries sustained from that day.  Please note the following service arrangements:

VISITATION:     Friday, June 29, 2018

1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Caver Memorial Funeral Home

19301 Van Dyke

Detroit, MI 48234

FAMILY HOUR: Saturday, June 30, 2018

10:00 a.m. – Family Hour

11:00 a.m. – Homegoing

Trinity Faith Methodist Church

19750 W. McNichols

 Detroit, MI 48219


Our condolences to family and friends during this time of loss.


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