IA campus named for founder Bert Okma

The International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, one of Michigan’s most acclaimed public high schools, have tipped its cap toward Lambert S. Okma by renaming the central campus after him.


One of Michigan’s most acclaimed public high schools has been renamed as a tribute to its visionary founder.

The central campus of the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills is now the Lambert S. Okma Campus of the International Academy. The move honors Okma’s leadership in creating and implementing Michigan’s first public International Baccalaureate high school.

The change was voted tonight by the Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education after a three-month waiting period. The new name was supported by the consortium member school districts, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, State Board of Education member Elizabeth Bauer, Bloomfield Township Supervisor Dave Payne and former Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent Gary Doyle.

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