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Board Appreciation Month – The Foundation of School Strength

January 24, 2023
Running a school is an all-hand-on-deck job. Many are quick to think of the faces they see everyday in the building when acknowledging who keeps the place functioning smoothly. However, there are many people who may not be in the…
Thank you to our 77 board members for their dedication & support

Board Appreciation Month 2023

January 4, 2023
January not only marks the beginning of a new year, it also signifies a time to recognize and appreciate vital members of our school community! As we celebrate School Board Appreciation Month, we recognize the crucial role that our board…
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2022 In Review at Choice Schools Associates

December 15, 2022
December is here, and for many of the families in our school communities that means holidays, time with the family and plenty of fun times. As we send off our students and staff for the Winter Break, we wanted to…
Samantha Rodriguez-Osorio

Alumni Pays It Forward For Other Charter School Students

November 29, 2022
After receiving thousands of scholarship dollars to attend her dream college Samantha Rodriguez-Osorio, alumni from West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, was eager and prepared to launch into the next phase of her educational journey. Sam is intelligent, bright, and…
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Choice Schools Welcomes Ross Hinkle as our Chief School Finance and Operations Officer

November 23, 2022
We are excited to welcome Ross Hinkle to Choice Schools as the Chief School Finance and Operations Officer. In this role, Ross oversees school finance, operations, safety, and facilities. Ross comes to us from Belding Area Schools, where he served as the Executive Director of Finance and Operations/CFO. There,…
Montessori Staff from all Montessori Model schools line the rafters at the Creative Montessori Academy gymnasium during the conference

How We Continue Education at Choice Schools

November 16, 2022
Choice Schools has had a busy fall hosting and attending several conferences all rooted in student-focused growth and development. We believe in and support our educators who are dedicated to expanding their knowledge and talents through continued learning opportunities throughout…

Bottom Line Change for Education 

October 27, 2022
Bottom Line Change for Education A sweet recipe for making change in your school community Have you ever felt inspired to implement change with an innovative thought and didn’t know where to start? What about trying to change a process…

The Source of Encouragement – Our School Leaders

October 20, 2022
October is Principal Appreciation Month and we are happy to celebrate and highlight all of our wonderful school leaders who serve our school communities! We are so grateful for you all! It takes a team to run a school, and…
Photo of School Staff with students, Choice Schools Associates is Awarded 2022 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For In The Nation

Choice Schools Associates – Best and Brightest Companies to Work For In The Nation 2022

October 11, 2022
Choice Schools Associates was recognized as a 2022 Best and Brightest Company to Work For in the Nation! We’ve received this award previously for both Michigan and nationally, and we’ve done it again thanks to our incredible network of staff. …
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Michigan Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Recognition

September 29, 2022
Our schools getting recognized for the great work they do from the Michigan Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). We’re so proud of the work each and every one of you do and receiving this award is only a small testament…

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