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WMAES student, Randy standing arm in arm with Josh Miller, WMAES Dean of Stuents

Reducing Debt Before College – A Senior Capstone Project

WMAES Student Randy with Joshua Miller, WMAES dean of students On February 26 and 27, 32 students presented their senior capstone projects regarding current world issues to a panel of judges. Topics ranged from mental health in teens to online…

All of our communities thrive. Art Teachers

All of our communities thrive: Art Teachers

An art teacher is someone who not only gets to teach students different methods through different materials, they also get to help students see the world in a different way. Students are encouraged to see art everywhere and in everything.…

Terry Larkin presenting Betsy Bell with certificate

An interactive sensory pathway comes to New Branches Charter Academy

Ten students from Grand Rapids Community College’s Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA Club) designed, created, and sought-out community partners to bring an interactive sensory pathway to New Branches Charter Academy.  “When we discussed the idea of installing a sensory hallway…

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Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation 2019

Congratulations, Choice Schools employees! We received word that Choice Schools has been named a Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation. You may recall receiving this award previously for Michigan, but we are now on the Best…

Kenesha Douglas

Choice Legend: Kenesha Douglas

A Choice Legend is someone who has worked with Choice Schools Associates for more than ten years, showed exemplary commitment and has a love for being part of students’ lives and their educational journeys. They have been part of Choice…

All of our communities thrive. Area Superintendents. All four area superintendent photos in the background

Helping Our Communities Thrive – Area Superintendents

At Choice, we currently have four superintendents. Each one brings expertise and talent to the position. Coming from various educational journeys, they all have one thing in common – putting kids first. It doesn’t matter if it is a school…

All of our communities thrive, physical education. Pictured behind words are three P.E. teachers

Teaching more than just athletics

At Choice Schools Associates, there are many different types of teachers with different specialties. One type of teacher that can be found in many of our schools is a physical education teacher. Our PE teachers are passionate, fun, nurturing and…

BCMA Student hugging his military father with santa clapping in the background

The school was all smiles and tears when student Conor Grandstaff received a surprise visit at his school’s holiday assembly

At Battle Creek Montessori Academy, kindergartener Conor Grandstaff received a surprise visit from his dad, Shawn Grandstaff, who has spent the last 10 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MS in Army boot camp. Conor had no idea that his dad…

Taking safety to the next level with CrisisGo

Taking safety to the next level with CrisisGo

At Choice Schools, safety and security are of the utmost importance. Due to the rise of school safety issues in America, we knew that providing the best preventative care for threats was what our schools needed.  Through much research, it…

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science students wrapping gifts for the Toys for Eagles Program

A Season of Giving

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill Our students and staff have hearts of gold! We are overwhelmed with the number of heartwarming stories we have heard…


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What Others Are Saying

"When we hired Choice it was like a lightbulb when 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
Choice Schools."

- 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