Stories (page 5)


The Source of Encouragement – Our School Leaders

October 20, 2022
October is Principal Appreciation Month and we are happy to celebrate and highlight all of our wonderful school leaders who serve our school communities! We are so grateful for you all! It takes a team to run a school, and…
Photo of School Staff with students, Choice Schools Associates is Awarded 2022 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For In The Nation

Choice Schools Associates – Best and Brightest Companies to Work For In The Nation 2022

October 11, 2022
Choice Schools Associates was recognized as a 2022 Best and Brightest Company to Work For in the Nation! We’ve received this award previously for both Michigan and nationally, and we’ve done it again thanks to our incredible network of staff. …
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Michigan Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Recognition

September 29, 2022
Our schools getting recognized for the great work they do from the Michigan Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). We’re so proud of the work each and every one of you do and receiving this award is only a small testament…
Professional Development Through Charter School Curriculum

Professional Development Through Charter School Curriculum What is teacher professional development?

September 23, 2022
At Choice Schools, we take great pride in setting up our teachers for success. A major component of that support is through professional development.    Teacher professional development is any type of effort to continue education for educators. It’s an important…
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…
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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…

Our partners’ perspective

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