Choice Schools Associates Hosted the 2023 Environmental Conference

Choice Schools Associates hosted its first Environmental Model Conference at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Model conferences are a great chance for instructional staff to engage with new material and collaborate with one another. Not…

Holding The Bar – The Choice Schools 2023 Summer Scholar Conference

“Relationships rooted in high expectations goes for all!” – Laura Moellering, Scholar Schools Superintendent In the Choice network, we pride ourselves in providing rigorous professional development training to our staff members to set clear and high expectations of classroom instruction.…

Choice Schools Associates’ 22/23 Choice Leader of Excellence of the Year – Nate VanDuinen

Choice Schools is pleased to announce the 22/23 Choice Leader of Excellence of the Year, Mr. Nate VanDuinen. Nate is the elementary principal at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science in Grand Rapids, MI, a premier charter school in the…
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The Importance of Advocacy for Our Schools

This school year, our schools hosted over 15 in-person legislator school tours, sent nearly 100 emails, mailed 64 handwritten letters, sent dozens of works of student art, attended a handful of coffee hours, and visited the Capitol countless times, all with the goal of advocating for the needs and interests of their students. We thank you for playing an…

Our Experience at the National Charter School Conference in Austin, TX

In the vibrant heart of Austin, Texas, two team members journeyed to the annual National Charter School Conference to learn about innovations in the charter school sector. Kerri Barrett, the superintendent of the Montessori Model, and Sara Mooney, the Chief…
Sarah VanderBaan Recognized by Michigan Department of Education

Sarah VanderBaan Recognized by Michigan Department of Education

Sarah VanderBaan, our Senior Director of Specially Designed Instruction and Student Services, was formally recognized by the Michigan Department of Education for her work advocating for students. Sarah has served as the President of MDE’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the past five years on behalf of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA). Congratulations,…