We partner with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission.
We have been supporting charter school boards, focusing on students first and providing better education solutions since 1998.
As the third-largest and most comprehensive education service provider serving charter schools, Choice Schools Associates’ culture is driven by putting students first, expecting greatness and teamwork. Our vision is rooted in people - the people we employ, the families we serve and the students we teach. Our student-centric philosophy drives us to think smarter, focus on what is most important and add value to each school to ensure everyone thrives.
Choice Schools specializes in school management services, such as curriculum, compliance, finance, human resources, instruction, operations and marketing. We meet the need for education solutions by helping charter school boards create, maintain and accelerate unique schools in their communities.
By recognizing the importance of matching student-focused education with expert education foundational support, we continue to build successful schools alongside our school boards.
Choice Schools Associates, LLC is a nationally recognized education service provider committed to partnering with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission. Choice was founded in 1998 by a former school superintendent who had the belief that all students deserve a positive educational experience. We are rooted in our passion to provide opportunities for students, teachers and staff to thrive. Now 21 years later, we are a second-generation family business committed to ensuring all students have the opportunity to receive a wonderful education.
We have a vast, 21-year history of charter school management and a proven track record of helping any school become a great school. Our school communities currently serve nearly 6,200 children from diverse Michigan communities. What makes Choice unlike other management companies is that we work for the Board of Directors and at the pleasure of the board. Our goal is to build trust and good faith with our boards so that we work collaboratively with them, while always remembering we work for them. We desire to build lifelong relationships with our board members and stakeholders and honor one another as we achieve greatness together.
We believe that every community we serve is unique and requires customized support, systems and protocols. We have supported and implemented numerous academic models that have achieved excellent results for children and stakeholders. Choice Schools currently serves schools with the following academic models: Montessori, environmental science, back-to-basics, classical education and college preparatory. We are able to serve these schools with fidelity and integrity because we honor their unique missions and academic programs and keep the mission at the forefront of all we do. At the same time, we establish operational supports which elevate schools beyond the scope of their academic program.
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Our partners’ perspective
When we hired Choice it was like a lightbulb turned on. They are extremely supportive of our vision and allow us to be who we want to be while providing the foundational support for our students, staff and school community success. We would not be where we are today without
- Susie Schlehuber, Founder and School Leader at Lake Superior Academy
Choice Schools has created and implemented a vision for every child to learn and grow based on his/her needs. They have instilled this mission in their educators, who strive every day to provide the tools for students to reach their full, unique, and empowered potential and purpose.”
– Lisa Gillon, Principal at Livingston Classical Academy
I have worked with Choice Schools Associates for the last 13 years. The service and support that Choice provides its leaders and schools is top notch. They have figured out a successful formula to support the schools in each facet of operation - human resources, finance, operations, and curriculum and instruction. Their support allows me to focus on the daily operation of my school.”
– Terry Larkin, principal at New Branches Charter School Academy
I could not be happier, prouder, more grateful, amazed, awestruck and relieved by our decision to partner with Choice Schools Associates to operate Ivywood Classical Academy. What an adventure this school has been. Every curveball that came our way we managed to HIT OUT OF THE PARK, thanks to our amazing partnership we have built with Choice. I recommend Choice Schools to anyone who is looking for a trustworthy, competitive, experienced, and mission-driven organization. They are simply the best.”
- Tyler Horning, Founder and Board President at Ivywood Classical Academy