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It only takes one person to spark a change in the world

Congratulations to our Power of One Winners

Each year, staff members have the chance to nominate one of their peers who deserves to be recognized for their endless contributions. These nominees encompass Choice’s core values in their daily work by going above and beyond for students, working…
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2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

We received good news last week that further confirmed how truly exceptional our Choice family is. Because of our staff’s amazing commitment to building culture, relationships with one another and passion for their work, Choice Schools has once again been…
Congrats - Ali DuBois Top 5 Finalist

Choice Administrator Named a Finalist for Regional Accolade Honoring Charter School Administrators

Ali DuBois, school leader at Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change, is now in the running to be recognized as the 2020 Michigan Charter School Administrator of the Year in MAPSA‘s annual MI Charter School Awards. DuBois is currently in…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

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What Others Are Saying

"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