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How many credits do you need to graduate? 
Students with 18 credits in the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) can graduate.

How often do graduations take places for students?
We graduate students every 9 weeks.

Spotlight Videos

"Tinkham helped me out when I felt I had nothing else to turn to, I was ready to flunk out of high school, then I got referred to Tinkham, I got there and felt I was actually cared for by the faculty, they did the most they could to help me succeed."

"They help you become the best person you can be."

"Tinkham has helped me get somewhere that I never expected to be, graduating. Every teacher here is nothing but friendly and want the best for you. I can't express how greatfull I am to have attended. "

"I’ve attended Tinkham for nearly 3 years. I’ve gotten more done there than I have online or any other school. I didn’t think I’d ever graduate but with everything Tinkham did for me and the quarters, here I am graduating!"

"Tinkham is a wonderful school and I’d recommend anyone to attend."

"The kindness and willingness to help students and want them to go somewhere in life."

"The staff tries their best with every student."

Tinkham Educational Center Forms, Documents & Links


External LinkAnnual Education Reports
External LinkRequest Transcript
External LinkSchool Improvement Plan
External LinkView our Counseling website


Points of Pride

  • 85 graduates for the 2017-18 school year, compared to 46 in 2016-17, 10 in 2015-16, and 6 in 2014-15.
  • 88% of the school population feel supported by staff, compared to 44% in recent years, found through our school perception data survey
  • Over 90% of our student population passes at least one of their classes, compared to 71% of our students in 2015-16
  • We have almost tripled the percentage of students who pass all of their classes from two years ago.
  • 88% of our potential graduates this year graduated on time
  • 3 teachers (almost half of my teachers) on staff have been teaching for over 20 years
  • The newly developed COST (Coordination Of Services Team) program has almost 40 community members on it!
  • Program enrollment has tripled over the past four years and each year we have a waiting list
  • Our e2020 (online) pass rate has increased from 26% three years ago to now 65%

Tinkham Latest News

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February 26, 2021
Welcome to the WWCS Mindful Moment Room

Check out this virtual “Mindful Moment Room”, developed by the District's Mental Health Taskforce. It focuses on self-care and mindful resources and activities for students, staff and families. It was developed from similar rooms created by our staff for students. This Mindful Moment Room has information on Meditation, Yoga, relaxing music, photos and videos, recipes, and more.

Welcome to the WWCS Mindful Moment Room

External LinkWelcome to the WWCS Mindful Moment Room


February 11, 2021
Virtual College & Career Fair 2021

Virtual College & Career Fair (March 11th): 50+ colleges. This is a great opportunity to provide valuable information to our students and their families. It will give students the guidance and encouragement they need to continue their education and design the best educational pathway for their future. What’s more, registration is FREE and they will have a virtual financial aid booth to assist students with navigating the financial aid process. 
January 26, 2021
In–District Schools of Choice (WWCS Residence Only) - Is Now Open

Wayne-Westland Community Schools will offer district residents a Schools of Choice program for the 2021-2022 year for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The Schools of Choice program provides parents the opportunity to move their child from one school to another within the boundaries of the school district PROVIDED there is room available in the school. Transportation to and from the school of choice must be provided by the parent or legal guardian.

Please visit our Schools of Choice page to apply.

December 18, 2020
Calling All Student Inventors!

Calling all student inventors!  Turn your great idea into a reality.

Turn your great idea into a reality.

Inviting all 3-12 graders to participate in EMUiNVENT, a regional convention that provides young inventors an opportunity to use the invention process to create and pitch an original product.

Need help with your idea?
Visit www.emich.edu/emuinvent to be connected with budding and experienced engineers and entrepreneurs.

Have other questions?
Teachers and students can email us at emu_invent@emich.edu

EMUiNVENT will be held virtually on March 12, 2021. Outstanding projects will be invited to the Michigan Invention Convention in April 2021.

External LinkSee EMUiNVENT flyer

August 31, 2020
Share Your First Day Photos with Us!

Welcome back Wayne-Westland friends and family!  We would like to invite everyone to share your First Day of School photos with us!   Students, Staff & Parents... help us celebrate your unique 2020 return to school experience. We look forward to seeing your creative first day photos!   Email your photos to info@wwcsd.net  We may be sharing your photos on Facebook, Twitter and the District website.

Welcome back Wayne-Westland friends and family!  We would like to invite everyone to share your First Day of School photos with us!

Students, Staff & Parents... help us celebrate your unique 2020 return to school experience. We look forward to seeing your creative first day photos!

Email your photos to info@wwcsd.net
We may be sharing your photos on Facebook, Twitter and the District website.


November 12, 2020
Hotspot Locations

WWCS Hotspots

UPDATE: Change to WWCS Hotspots (formerly Bus Hotspots)

The Wayne-Westland Community Schools buses equipped with wifi have been replaced by wifi units located inside clubhouses, management offices and homes in the same areas as the buses were stationed. 

Here is a list of current locations:

  • The Landings Apartments
  • Westwick Co-Ops 
  • Hickory Woods Apartments 
  • Park Hills Apartments 
  • Salvation Army (Westland) 
  • Samaritas Family Shelter 
Please also note, there are other hotspot locations around the Wayne-Westland area.  Students can look to see if the WWCS Wifi Signal is available in their area, even if it's not listed above. 
If a Wayne-Westland Community Schools student is having wifi connectivity issue, please contact the Family Resource Center at 734-419-2709. They have a limited supply of personal hotspots that will connect to District devices that have been issued to WWCS students. 

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Tinkham Educational Center

3001 Fourth Street
Wayne, MI 48184

Phone: 734-419-2436
Fax: 734-595-2439
Attendance Line: 734-419-2436

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Full Day: 7:50 am - 2:40 pm



Tinkham Educational Center
3001 Fourth Street
Wayne, Michigan 48184

Phone: 734-419-2426
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Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility Policy 

Wayne-Westland Community Schools (“District”) is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. All pages on the District’s website will conform to the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents of those guidelines. The District will continue to test future releases/updates of its website and remains committed to maintaining its compliance and serving the widest possible audience. To this end, the District will perform periodic accessibility audits of its website.

Please report any concerns on the Accessibility Concerns page. 

Web Accessibility Coordinator:
Scott Mastenbrook
734 419-2009