Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many classes must students take to graduate on time?
A. Students need to take 5.25 classes per year to graduate in four years.

Q. Can students pick their own class schedules?
A. Our staff gives students & families the graduation requirements along with course choices to fulfill those requirements.

Q. What kind of elective courses are offered?
A. Choose from Digital Video Production, Psychology, Journalism, Game Design, Business Law, and many others.

Q. Is there a base language requirement for attending Wy’East Academy?
A. There is not specific proficiency requirement, but all courses are taught in English.

Q. What is the staff to student ratio?
A. We have approximately 20 staff members and an enrollment in 2018-2019 of 35 students.

Q. Do students get to take university campus tours?
A. Yes, there are several opportunities for students available through our College Advising and Planning programs.

Q. Are Honors courses offered?
A. Yes, there are multiple courses with Honors options available.

Q. When does Mt. Hood close?
A. Timberline Ski Area is usually open 10-11 months a year.

Other Useful Information for Students and Parents

Spending Money: Based on past history, an amount of approximately $20-$50 per week is adequate for personal spending. It is recommended that students being a combination of cash and a debit/credit card to use throughout their stay. There are a number of local banks where a bank account may be set up for your student.

Accommodations: Boarding Students are housed in our cabins. Each cabin, with a private bathroom, kitchen and common living area, can accommodate up to 5 students. Students have full access to campus facilities, including trampolines, dry slopes, airbags, a workout facility, rec room, demo center and dining area.

Laundry and Linens: Self-service laundry facilities are available on campus

Additional Activities: All additional activities are supervised and may include trips to Sandy, Portland, sporting events, the movie theater, etc. The cost of these activities and any related transportation expenses may be in addition to the tuition and boarding fees.

Insurance: Tuition fees do not include any provisions for personal, medical or property insurance. It is mandatory that each student provides proof of health insurance. The Student Health Form, Consent for Treatment and Insurance Information forms are mandatory and must be received by Wy’East Mountain Academy prior to participation in any of our programs.

Wiring Instructions: When sending payments by wire, please specify the breakdown between tuition payments and personal spending or travel account funds. Processing fees incurred during the transfer of monies as they clear through all banking channels are paid by the sender. The amount of the credit to your account by Wy’East Mountain Academy is the dollar amount received by our bank.