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Right Charter School For You

How To Find The Right Charter School For You To Work At

September 22, 2022
Are you considering working at a charter school? If so, there are multiple key factors that you should consider when choosing the right school. Charter schools are a great option for students and teachers alike, and they come in many…
Choice Schools Associates Summer Highlights

Choice Schools Summer Recap and Fall Launch 2022

September 15, 2022
It’s been a busy summer here within the Choice Community and we have so much to celebrate! Our staff was able to actively engage in network-wide collaboration preparing for a fall full of promise. Throughout our 16 school organizations, all…
Photo of Choice Schools Associates Central Office staff members posing during the 2022 Choice Serves event at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy

Choice Serves 2022 – Benton Harbor Charter School Academy

September 1, 2022
Earlier this summer, around 25 central office staff members participated in our annual Choice Serves Day, an initiative that Choice Schools started to give back to our school communities. We work closely with our schools, and this is one way…
Photo of Alan Bosker Holding a sign with a quote from Warren Bennis that reads, "Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."

Choice Schools Associates’ 2021/22 Leader of the Year – Alan Bosker

August 31, 2022
“The person who wins this year’s award for Leadership of Excellence is someone who elevates every single situation that they’re in. They see a problem and they solve it, so I am very proud to honor Alan Bosker.” – Sarah…
Teaching After Retirement

Miss Being in a Classroom? How to Continue Teaching After Retirement

July 29, 2022
It can feel rewarding to retire, but for people who carry a passion for teaching and positively influencing the lives of others, it doesn’t need to mean an end to teaching. If you’re a retired teacher who has thought about…
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2022 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

July 25, 2022
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…
Teachers learning at the Montessori Experience Program

Summer Conferences, Events and Experiences

July 1, 2022
We have been busy planning amazing experiences and conferences for our wonderful charter school teachers and school leaders this summer. We kicked off the summer with our newly-reimagined Montessori Experience program, designed explicitly for Montessori teachers and teacher assistants. Next,…
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16 Schools. 4 Models. 1 Mission.

June 30, 2022
During the past 24 years of service, our organization has grown from serving one school with a few dozen students and a handful of teachers into a dynamic and exceptionally diverse community of leaders, educators, and families. This past school…
Pros and Cons of Charter Schools

Pros and Cons of Charter Schools You Probably Didn’t Know About

June 28, 2022
Choice Schools is reimagining education using supportive, engaged administration to make an impact on the lives of teachers and children. Charter schools represent a unique opportunity to use different models of education for student success. This is why now, more…
Choice Awards Scholarships to Seniors - Picture of Samantha Oscario with her scholarship from Choice Schools Associates

Choice Schools Associates Awards Scholarship to Seniors

June 25, 2022
Choice Schools awards thousands of scholarships to students who attend their charter charter schools.    Since we opened our doors to serve schools nearly 24 years ago, we have given back. This year is no different. Across our 16 unique…

Our partners’ perspective

When we hired Choice it was like a light bulb 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