Our School Partners

At Choice Schools Associates, we manage services for several charter schools throughout Michigan. Focusing on a variety of services, we can help with human resources, new schools, accounting, payroll, marketing, and other full-service management tasks. We also have local staff to assist the schools and turn around any schools with recruitment, financial, or human resource issues. As a family owned, faith-based company, our aim is to create nurturing, community-based learning environments. With almost twenty years of experience, our team can get your school’s management concerns put to rest. Here are some of the schools we’re partnered with in the area.

Battle Creek Montessori Academy

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Grades: PreK – 8th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018): 166
Authorizer: Ferris State University
Year Established: 2012
Managed by Choice since: 2012
Number of Employees: 15+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 58%
Latest Charter Renewal (date): N/A
Granted for how many years? 5 years
Year of renewal? 2021
Area Superintendent: Lisa Key

At Battle Creek Montessori Academy, you will find:

  • Beautifully and thoughtfully prepared classrooms, filled with child-centered, hands-on learning materials
  • Multi-age classrooms with State and Montessori Certified Teachers
  • Long blocks of uninterrupted work time which support and encourage the development of concentration
  • An individualized education founded on Montessori’s differentiated learning method through individual and small group lessons
  • A safe, non-competitive, respectful, inclusive school environment, which supports diversity, intrinsic motivation, and discipline within each child
  • An emphasis on stewardship and care for the natural world, and a global awareness of the interconnectedness of life

All of these components lend themselves to an amazing educational experience. And now all of this is available to the children and families in and around Battle Creek tuition-free! Please visit our website or contact us by clicking the links above for more information.

Website: www.battlecreekmontessori.com
Contact: 399 N. 20th Street, Springfield, MI 49037
Phone: 269-339-3308 | Fax: 269-339-3309

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Benton Harbor Charter School Academy

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Grades: PreK – 8th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018): 509
Authorizer: Ferris State University
Year Established: 1998
Managed by Choice since: 2004
Number of Employees: 40+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 98%
Latest Charter Renewal (date): 2014
Granted for how many years: 5 years
Year of renewal: 2019
Area Superintendent: Laura Moellering

A better future through better education is the right of every child.

Benton Harbor Charter School Academy provides all children in the Benton Harbor community with the opportunities and resources to achieve greatness. The curriculum is demanding, yet provides for individual students to find his or her talents and strengths.

BHCSA recognizes that complete success cannot be achieved without the support and partnership of families. Teachers, parents, and staff work as a team to develop the path the student will take. Parents are encouraged to participate in the classroom and are a vital component in all school activities, as well as in creating a safe learning environment for all.

Website: www.bentonharborcharter.com
Contact: 
455 Riverview Dr., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: 269-925-3807 | Fax: 269-927-3673
bentonharborcharter@choiceschools.com

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Bradford Academy

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Grades: PreK – 12th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018): 1532
Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College
Year Established: 2003
Managed by Choice since: 2010
Number of Employees: 160+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 76%
Latest Charter Renewal (date): 2016
Granted for how many years: 8 years
Year of renewal: 2024
Area Superintendent: Lisa Key

Established in 2003, Bradford Academy is a tuition-free public school serving children in grades K-12.

Bradford offers a Character Education Program, assessments of student learning styles, and highly qualified teachers. Outside of the classroom, Bradford offers K-4 athletic training and 5-12 athletic teams, robotics, future cities, Junior National and National Honor Society, and much more. Bradford Academy has much to offer students of all backgrounds and talents. At Bradford, all children are provided with the opportunities and resources to achieve academic success. Here, excellence in education and character is the expectation.

Website: www.bradfordacademy.com
Contact: 
24218 Garner St., Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: 248-351-0000 | Fax: 248-356-4770

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Creative Montessori Academy

Grades: PreK – 8th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018): 778
Authorizer: Wayne RESA
Year Established: 2001
Managed by Choice since: 2003
Number of Employees: 70+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 44%
Latest Charter Renewal (date): 2013
Granted for how many years? 5
Year of renewal? 2018
Area Superintendent: Laura Moellering

Creative Montessori Academy provides all children with the opportunities and resources to achieve academic success.

Teachers and administration are thoroughly trained in the Montessori Method and are committed to the Montessori education of every child. The curriculum is demanding, yet allows each student the chance to learn through self-directed pace and individual style. CMA recognizes that complete success cannot be achieved without the support and partnership of families. Teachers, parents, and staff work as a team to develop the path the student will take. Parents are encouraged to participate in the classroom and are a vital component in all school activities, as well as in creating a safe learning environment for all.

Website: www.creative-montessori.com
Contact: 12701 McCann, Southgate, Michigan 48195
Phone: 734-284-5600 | Fax: 734-281-2637

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Dove Academy of Detroit

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Grades: PreK – 8th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018): 501
Authorizer: Oakland University
Year Established: 1997
Managed by Choice since: 2013
Number of Employees: 45+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 97%
Year of renewal: 2022
Area Superintendent: Lisa Key

Dove Academy, founded in 1997, is a tuition-free public charter school located in Detroit, Michigan.

The Academy is authorized by Oakland University, and currently serves over 400 K-8 children and their families. Its mission is to “educate all students so that they can effectively, efficiently and successfully communicate with others and are able to solve complex mathematical challenges.” To achieve this goal, the school’s curriculum places a strong emphasis on math and language skills. All other subjects – such as science, social studies, art, music and physical education – are supported by a solid foundation of literacy and mathematics.

Dove Academy also integrates both the “Character Counts” and “No Excuses University” programs into its curriculum, which focus on innovative, collegiate-themed instruction and teaches character skills that enable students to achieve greatness in all aspects of life. The success of these programs, along with the school’s rigorous, subject-based curriculum, has enabled the Academy to consistently meet the state of Michigan’s Annual Yearly Progress standards of education.

Website: www.doveacademy.net
Contact: 20001 Wexford St, Detroit, MI 48234
Phone: (313) 366-0100

 

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Four Corners Montessori Academy

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Grades: PreK – 8th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018): 469
Authorizer: Oakland University
Year Established: 2009
Managed by Choice since: 2003-2013 Transferred to MIChoice 2014
Number of Employees: 40+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 31%
Year of renewal? 2024
Area Superintendent: Laura Moellering

Four Corners Montessori Academy is committed to the Montessori educational philosophy.

The Montessori curriculum itself is a proven method of instruction designed for all types of learners and has been an established model of education for over 100 years. This academy will bring together students from the “Four Corners” of the Metro Detroit Area to become a true community of learners, which embraces Maria Montessori’s teachings, and her ideals of diversity, peace education, and individualized learning. The program includes multi-age classrooms, low student to teacher ratios, individualized curriculum,  hands-on learning experiences utilizing Montessori educational materials, and character building and peace education.

Website: www.fourcornersmontessori.com
Contact: 1075 East Gardenia, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: 248-542-7001 | Fax: 248-542-7901
fourcornersmontessori@choiceschools.com

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Macomb Montessori Academy

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Grades: Pre-K – 6th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018):  200
Authorizer:  Lake Superior State University
Year Established: 2012
Managed by Choice since: 2012
Number of Employees: 20+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 51%
Latest Charter Renewal (date): September 21, 2012
Granted for how many years? 5 years
Year of renewal? 2018
Area Superintendent: Lisa Key

Macomb Montessori Academy is a tuition-free kindergarten through eighth-grade public school. Here, you can expect a place where your child’s natural desire to learn is celebrated, where moving at their own pace is encouraged, and their unique learning style is embraced.

Our multi-age classrooms are lead by State and Montessori Certified Teachers that support students as they explore various subjects through long blocks of uninterrupted work time. We are dedicated to working together in supporting, nurturing and guiding our students to their brightest future. Montessori education allows for individualized learning for children at every stage of their development.

Curiosity, creativity, and passion for lifelong learning are all hallmarks of the Montessori Method, and children are encouraged to ask questions, explore their interests, and develop mastery through hands-on experience. We believe that Montessori education is one of the greatest gifts children can receive. Please feel free to contact us or visit our website and see for yourself why Montessori works!

Website: macombmontessori.com
Contact: 14057 East 9 Mile, Warren, MI 48089
Phone: 586-359-2138 | Fax: 586-533-2812

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Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change

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Grades: PreK – 8th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018): 134
Authorizer: Ferris State University
Year Established: 2013
Managed by Choice since: 2013
Number of Employees: 12+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 78%
Latest Charter Renewal (date): July 1, 2013
Granted for how many years? 5 years
Year of renewal? 2023
Area Superintendent: Stan Rathbun

The mission of Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change is to prepare students to be academically and environmentally excellent for sustained success in a global economy.

The Academy will sharpen critical thinking skills of its students through learning that remains relevant, active, environmentally focused, and globally mindful. The vision of MMAEC is to enhance student health and learning while conserving natural resources and empowering students to develop sustainable behaviors, enabling them to become stewards of the future.

At Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change (MMAEC) the world is their guidebook. Science and nature guide children at MMAEC to experience learning. What makes them great is our belief that children thrive because we allow their learning to expand to endless possibilities – becoming an individualized learning path for each student.

What better way to learn about water filtration than helping revitalize rivers? Learning may begin in the classroom, but our students move from desks to dirt, planting seeds in soil, and tending to our gardens to see what happens afterward. Children who are naturally drawn to science will thrive there through a complete, fully accredited Montessori-based education, which is firmly grounded in the disciplines and rewards of science.

Website: muskegonmontessori.com
Contact: 2950 McCracken St., Norton Shores, MI 49441
Phone: 231-766-7500 | Fax: 231-766-7215

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New Branches Charter Academy

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Grades: PreK – 8th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018): 391
Authorizer: Central Michigan University
Year Established: 1994
Managed by Choice since: 2015
Number of Employees: 35+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 35%
Year of renewal: 2019
Area Superintendent: Stan Rathbun

At New Branches Charter Academy our mission is to provide a positive learning environment, along with a rigorous academic and cultural program where our children learn to become healthy, responsible citizens, life-long learners, and world leaders.

New Branches Charter Academy, in partnership with educators, students, families and community stakeholders, closes the achievement gap and transforms the human culture by developing problem solvers and life-long learners who are fully prepared for high school, college, global economy careers, and world change.

Website: www.newbranches.org
Contact: 3662 Poinsettia Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone: 616-243-6221 | Fax: 616-243-0305

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Three Oaks Public School Academy

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Grades: Kindergarten – 5th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018): 349
Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College
Year Established: 2003
Managed by Choice since: 2003
Number of Employees: 45+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 97%
Latest Charter Renewal (date): July 1, 2013
Granted for how many years? 5 years
Year of renewal? 2021
Area Superintendent: Doug Doty

After more than five years of research, planning and development by educators and parents, Three Oaks Public School Academy opened in 2003 with 90 students and now houses over 300 students.

At Three Oaks Public School, the educational program is designed to provide students with academic knowledge, skills, and attitudes to exceed performance and behavior measures established by the Academy Board, to give staff parameters in which to perform their responsibilities, and to provide parents and the general public with information on the specialized instructional program of the Academy and the achievement of its students.

Engaged. Empowered. Excellence.

Website: threeoaksschool.com
Contact: 1212 Kingsley Street, Muskegon, MI 49442
Phone: 231-767-3365 | Fax: 231-777-9815

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West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

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Grades: PreK – 12th
Current Enrollment (as of March 2018): 795
Authorizer: Central Michigan University
Year Established: 1995
Managed by Choice since: 2000
Number of Employees: 75+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 59%
Latest Charter Renewal (date): July 1, 2014
Granted for how many years: 7 years
Year of renewal: 2021
Area Superintendent: Stan Rathbun

A 62-acre campus, featuring farmland, a working garden, nature trails, and a variety of ecosystems, all provide fertile ground for successful learning at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science.

With an emphasis on Environmental Education, the challenging accelerated program respects the differences in each child while demanding students strive to reach their academic and personal goals.

WMAES is one of the first six charter schools in Michigan, and Academy strives to provide an environment that will foster creativity, promote academic achievement and develop sound character and citizenship principles emphasizing responsibility to the environment and society.

Website: www.wma-es.com
Contact: 4463 Leonard NW, Walker, MI 49544
Phone: 616-791-7454 | Fax: 616-791-7453

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