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BCMA Student hugging his military father with santa clapping in the background

The school was all smiles and tears when student Conor Grandstaff received a surprise visit at his school’s holiday assembly

At Battle Creek Montessori Academy, kindergartener Conor Grandstaff received a surprise visit from his dad, Shawn Grandstaff, who has spent the last 10 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MS in Army boot camp. Conor had no idea that his dad…
Taking safety to the next level with CrisisGo

Taking safety to the next level with CrisisGo

At Choice Schools, safety and security are of the utmost importance. Due to the rise of school safety issues in America, we knew that providing the best preventative care for threats was what our schools needed.  Through much research, it…
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science students wrapping gifts for the Toys for Eagles Program

A Season of Giving

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill Our students and staff have hearts of gold! We are overwhelmed with the number of heartwarming stories we have heard…
Laura Moellering, Dr. Alan Carter, Sarah Wildey

Join us in celebrating our 2019 Choice Leader of Excellence, Dr. Alan Carter

We are proud to announce that Dr. Alan Carter, Headmaster at Creative Montessori Academy, has been named Choice’s Leader of Excellence. Dr. Carter is in his seventh year at Creative Montessori Academy and his second year as the Headmaster. He…
Sara Mooney, Kerri Barrett, Becky Carlton and Grace Noyola

Choice Leaders Present at National and Local Conferences

“You can buy attention, but you can’t buy trust. You can buy attention with billboards, you can buy attention with radio ads, but you can’t buy trust. Trust is earned through storytelling.” That was the message heard during Sara Mooney,…
Mike Begian singing

I’ll teach until I cannot lift my arms anymore

Some people come and go in our lives. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same. At Creative Montessori Academy, this is Mike Begian. Nothing will get in his way to…
BCMA Student 4

In a World Where You Can be Anything, be Kind.

Kindness binds us. It is the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. It is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of race, religion, politics, gender and zip codes.  At Battle Creek Montessori Academy, teachers…
School Interventionist

Helping Everyone Thrive in Schools – School Interventionists

If a student seems disengaged or even presenting behavioral problems in class, a teacher may call on the help of an interventionist or literacy coach.  Specialized knowledge about external and cognitive variables that impact a student makes a school interventionist…
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Third Year of Being Named a Detroit Free Press Top Workplace

Choice Schools is proud to announce it has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 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…
smiling students

Warm Smiles and Even Warmer Hearts

October 18, 2019, was a special day for the scholars of Dove Academy of Detroit. Lake Trust Credit Union partnered with Operation Warm to deliver coats to all 465 students at Dove Academy. Operation Warm is a non-profit organization that…


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– Terry Larkin, principal at New Branches Charter School Academy