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Staff Spotlighting Staff: Vonda Karnazes, New Branches Charter Academy

September 18, 2020
Vonda Karnazes was nominated by her principal Mrs. Terry Larkin. Vonda is starting her 14th year at New Branches Charter Academy in Grand Rapids. She currently serves as the ELL Coordinator. Vonda is a great example of a student-focused teacher!…

Three Oaks Has Been Authorized!

August 27, 2020
Exciting news at Three Oaks Public School Academy! We were recently reauthorized for eight more years! This means our authorizer, Bay Mills, sees the value that Three Oaks is providing to their students and community. This is the second eight-year…
A message to our choice schools' staff - with an image of Sara Wildey

A message to our Choice Schools’ staff

August 25, 2020
Dear Choice Schools Family, The other day I heard an educator say they receive 200 emails a day – 200 emails expecting their response. Those numerous messages consist of what we’ve all been hearing and living these past few months,…

Creative Montessori Academy Student Donates 100 Masks to Peers

August 11, 2020
Creative Montessori Academy’s very own Trinity Kelly is making a difference! This soon-to-be sixth-grader is donating 100 student masks for her peers. She has attended CMA since she was in preschool and has a heart for her school community. Since…

August staff spotlights

August 10, 2020
We love spotlighting our incredible school staff! Check out some of our August staff spotlights below. Four Corners Montessori Academy: Ms. Mandy, Ms. Irene Ivywood Classical Academy: Ms. Channels & Mr. Warchol Macomb Montessori Academy: Ms. Chevon, Ms. Anne Second Home…

Meet Ali DuBois – Choice’s New Assistant Area Superintendent

July 14, 2020
We would like to welcome Ali Dubois to our Central Office team as our new Assistant Area Superintendent! Ali comes to us from Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change where she served as the School Principal for 6 years. Ali…

Meet Chris Slater – Choice’s New CFO

July 10, 2020
Choice Schools Associates welcomes Mr. Chris Slater as our new Chief Financial Officer. He joins the company as Adam Holcomb, Choice’s long-time CFO, leaves the company to embark on a new journey.  Chris Slater comes to us from Catholic Charities…

Best And Brightest Companies To Work For In The Nation 2020

July 1, 2020
Choice Schools Associates was named a Best & Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation again this year! We received word that Choice Schools has been named a Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation. You…

The time has come to wish him farewell

June 30, 2020
As many of you have heard, Adam Holcomb has decided to go out on his own and live out his dream of owning his own financial services company. Adam has served the boards of Choice Schools Associates for the past…
5 Ways to Keep Your Teachers Engaged Over the Summer

5 Tips To Keep Your Teachers Engaged Over the Summer

May 29, 2020
It’s no secret that this year has taken an unexpected turn. From school buildings closing down for the remainder of the school year to switching gears in a matter of days to online distance learning, teachers have definitely stepped up…


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- 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