Stories (page 5)


Shifting Your Career: How to Land Your First Teaching Job!

January 21, 2022
Starting a new chapter in your life can be exciting and daunting. Whether you recently graduated or decided to make a career move, you might be asking yourself “How do I get a teaching job without any classroom experience under…
5 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

5 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

January 13, 2022
This coming Monday marks the birthday of one of our nation’s largest activists and change-makers in history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The federal holiday has been honored since 1986, and with it we celebrate both his life and his…
Thank you to our 73 board members for their dedication

Happy School Board Appreciation Month!

January 7, 2022
January not only marks the beginning of a new year, it also signifies a time to recognize and appreciate vital members of our school community! As we celebrate School Board Appreciation Month, now more than ever is a wonderful time…
Year In Review

We celebrate you! Happy Holidays from Choice Schools!

December 31, 2021
Dear Choice Schools Colleagues and Friends, As we launch into our long-awaited holiday break, I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for your continued support, reflect on 2021 and look ahead at the year to come.…
Thank you, Stan for 12 wonderful years at Choice Schools

Congratulations to Stan Rathbun on his retirement!

November 3, 2021
This moment is bittersweet as we celebrate a special man in our Choice Schools Family, Stan Rathbun, as he is officially retiring after 12 great years of service.  Stan’s accomplishments here at Choice are more than a list. He has…
Principal Appreciation Month

Happy Principal Appreciation Month!

October 27, 2021
October is Principal Appreciation Month and Choice wanted to send a sincere and heart-felt thank you to our school leaders! Despite the challenges, our principals have never missed a beat. To all of our leaders: Your undeniable impact on the…
Teacher scholarships and award opportunities

Teacher Scholarships and Award Opportunities

October 22, 2021
Our teachers are the backbone of our organization. They are in classrooms every day bringing positive change to countless lives. They are compassionate role models who inspire students to go further.  Now more than ever, our teachers deserve recognition for…
Tips to address your child's pandemic worries

Tips to address your child’s pandemic worries

September 23, 2021
The nature of this pandemic has left some kids with a heightened sense of stress and anxiety while in-person learning at schools. Educators are hearing common concerns in the classroom pertaining to physical and social interactions. Students are facing amplified…
Staying Mission Driven at Choice

Staying Mission Driven

September 8, 2021
Staying Mission Driven “In its simplest form, mission true organizations know why they exist and protect their core at all costs. They remain faithful to what they believe has been entrusted them to do. They define what is immutable: their…
What's Your Biggest Hope for the New School Year?

Our Hope for this School Year

September 7, 2021
Our hope for this school year… Dear Choice Schools Colleagues and Friends,  The 2021-22 school year has officially begun! For some of you, this could be your first year in education, for others, you might be celebrating your 40th year. This school…

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