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Teaching After Retirement

Miss Being in a Classroom? How to Continue Teaching After Retirement

July 29, 2022
It can feel rewarding to retire, but for people who carry a passion for teaching and positively influencing the lives of others, it doesn’t need to mean an end to teaching. If you’re a retired teacher who has thought about…
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2022 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

July 25, 2022
Choice Schools has once again been awarded Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan! Our organization has received this award in previous years for both Michigan and on the national level, and it is all because of…
Teachers learning at the Montessori Experience Program

Summer Conferences, Events and Experiences

July 1, 2022
We have been busy planning amazing experiences and conferences for our wonderful charter school teachers and school leaders this summer. We kicked off the summer with our newly-reimagined Montessori Experience program, designed explicitly for Montessori teachers and teacher assistants. Next,…
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Choice Schools Associates End of the School Year Message

June 30, 2022
During the past 24 years of service, our organization has grown from serving one school with a few dozen students and a handful of teachers into a dynamic and exceptionally diverse community of leaders, educators, and families. This past school…
Pros and Cons of Charter Schools

Pros and Cons of Charter Schools You Probably Didn’t Know About

June 28, 2022
Choice Schools is reimagining education using supportive, engaged administration to make an impact on the lives of teachers and children. Charter schools represent a unique opportunity to use different models of education for student success. This is why now, more…
Choice Awards Scholarships to Seniors - Picture of Samantha Oscario with her scholarship from Choice Schools Associates

Choice Schools Associates Awards Scholarship to Seniors

June 25, 2022
Choice Schools awards thousands of scholarships to students who attend their charter charter schools.    Since we opened our doors to serve schools nearly 24 years ago, we have given back. This year is no different. Across our 16 unique…

What is Montessori Education? Everything You Need To Know

June 16, 2022
What comes to mind when you picture a school classroom? If you’re like most people, you see what you experienced as a child – row upon row of desks, textbooks, and a teacher at the front lecturing or giving instructions. …

Please Help Us Congratulate and Welcome Cheryl Paull and Shanina Draughn

May 20, 2022
With great excitement we share that Cheryl Paull has been promoted to the position of area superintendent within our Central Office at Choice Schools Associates. Cheryl is a model-leader with an outstanding ability to serve others.  We are so excited…
teaching at a charter school

Teaching at a Charter School 101

May 4, 2022
If you’re a student currently pursuing a teaching degree, or if you’re an individual who’s thinking about teaching at a charter school, you’ll definitely want to have an idea of what to expect in your potential role and to learn…
Celebrating National Charter School Week 2022

Celebrating National Charter Schools Week

May 4, 2022
As National Charter Schools Week quickly approaches, we are honored to celebrate among our incredible school partners and the work they do to serve every child. We set out to not only support our schools in fulfilling their missions, but…

Our partners’ perspective

When we hired Choice it was like a light bulb 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
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

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