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Choice Schools is looking for collaborators!

April 20, 2021
Choice Schools Associates is looking for collaborators! Are you an environmental, Montessori, scholar, or classical school? We would love to connect, be a resource, learn, and brainstorm with you! Learn more about our models and how we can collaborate together…
Intended vs. Emergent Strategy - How are you recalibrating your strategy?

Intended vs. Emergent Strategy – How are you recalibrating your strategy?

April 20, 2021
Intended vs. Emergent Strategy – How are you recalibrating your strategy? To say this past year was filled with twists and turns would be an understatement; it was more like a roller coaster. As we reflect, we realize that it was also filled…

The Value of Environmental Education

April 20, 2021
At Choice Schools, we take great pride in offering four models of education that all help teach the individual learner. This month, in honor of Earth Day, we are highlighting the values of environmental education. This blog post is brought…
Earth Week at Choice Schools

Earth Week at Choice Schools

April 20, 2021
All year long, our schools participate in projects and work that positively promote and support the environment around them. Still, each of our schools takes Earth Week as an opportunity to really celebrate and bring attention to this work that…

Choice is Awarded 2021 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For!

April 13, 2021
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…

Spring Break – Time to Pause and Persevere

April 9, 2021
We always hope that Spring Break is a time for relaxation and helps us all revive the energy we need to finish the school year strong. As we enter the last few weeks of school, our curriculum team wanted to…

A passion in science and math leads educator to serve kids in her old neighborhood

March 23, 2021
Happy Women’s Appreciation Month! We are taking this time to celebrate one of our fearless leaders in education, whose leadership and talents help all her students thrive! Vice Principal of Dove Academy, Ms. Shaun Caine talks through her development of…

Mental Health Tips

March 8, 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 1. Show Yourself Some Love Engaging in self-care refers to…

Student Assessments – Today’s Hot Topic Discussion with our Director of Curriculum & Instruction

February 25, 2021
Charter schools remain the most stable and innovative option for families in the state of Michigan in the midst of a pandemic. From pivoting overnight to distance learning in March 2020 to offering customized in-person or virtual instruction for students…

5 Ways to Help Students Fall In Love With Reading

February 24, 2021
March is Reading Month! We love celebrating this month and the importance of reading at all ages! Reading is such a vital tool in learning and can connect students with real-life experiences, understanding history, or even a brief literature-escape. Even…

Our partners’ perspective

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

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