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The Aha! Moment: The importance of celebrating accomplishments with students

The “Aha! Moment:” The importance of celebrating accomplishments with students

January 14, 2021
Do you remember where you were when you had an Aha! moment? Maybe when you first learned how to tie your shoes or when you solved your first math equation on your own? When you reflect back on that Aha!…

How to talk to your children about the events that occurred at the U.S. Capitol

January 7, 2021
Written by Erica Prime, M.A., LLP, CSP, parent and lead psychologist at Bradford Academy, Dove Academy, Four Corner Montessori Academy and Macomb Montessori Academy with the Detroit Institute for Children As adults, many of us are feeling fear, anger, sadness,…

5 Tips to Help Educators Relax and Unwind Over Winter Break

December 9, 2020
This year, more than ever, it is important to unwind and relax over winter break. We know that the job of an educator is an ongoing responsibility and it may be difficult to remove yourself from your computer and not…
All of our schools are now MI-HeartSafe Schools!

MI-HEARTSafe Schools

December 7, 2020
In the midst of a Global pandemic, it’s safe to say that health is of major concern for the public, and for our schools. During the 2019-2020 school year all of our schools have been verified as MI HEARTSafe Schools. …

Staff Spotlighting Staff: Caryn Westra, Choice Schools Associates

November 12, 2020
  Ms. Caryn Westra was nominated by one of her Central Office peers as Choice Schools Associates’ Staff Spotlighting Staff feature! Caryn has served as Choice’s Business Development Coordinator since 2017. She is passionate about children and their education. Which…

Choice Named Top Workplace Four Years Consecutively

November 11, 2020
Choice Schools is proud to announce it has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 distinction by Detroit Free Press. The honor is based on anonymous employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC, that measures multiple aspects…

Staff Spotlighting Staff: Meghan Bryant, Creative Montessori Academy

November 10, 2020
Ms. Meghan Bryant was nominated by her peers Cathy Bryson and Daniel Benedict as Choice Schools Associates’ Staff Spotlighting Staff feature! Meghan is a special education teacher at Creative Montessori Academy in Southgate.  Core values Megan represents: Student Focused, open…

Staff Spotlighting Staff: Landon Bell, New Branches Charter Academy

October 27, 2020
Mr. Landon Bell was nominated by Mrs. Larkin as Choice Schools Associates’ Staff Spotlighting Staff feature! Landon is starting his fourth year at New Branches and currently serves as the K-8 STEAM Educator and Technology Coordinator. Landon always goes above…

8 Simple Steps To Classroom Management (Virtual or In-Person)

October 27, 2020
No matter what your role is at the school, developing expectations for students is similar. How does a teacher get to the point where classroom management, whether virtual or physically in the school, is under control and time can be…

Staff Spotlighting Staff: Samantha Salyers and Darlene Grandstaff, Battle Creek Montessori Academy

October 7, 2020
Ms. Samantha Salyers and Ms. Darlene Grandstaff were nominated by Ms. Jes as Choice Schools Associates’ Staff Spotlighting Staff feature! These ladies have both worked in various capacities at the school for the past three years. Sam and Darlene live…


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"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
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