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5 Tips to Help Get Students Ready for Back to School!

August 6, 2021
It’s that time of year again: time to get ready for the back-to-school season!  Summer is coming to an end and soon, students will be back in class for the 2021-2022 school year! Educators say it is important to set…
Create your vision for the upcoming school year

Setting a vision for the upcoming school year

July 29, 2021
Setting a vision for the upcoming school year This past week we gathered in Lansing with all of our school leaders for our annual School Leadership Strategy Retreat to plan for the next school year. Even after a trying year,…
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Tony Schmid joins Choice as our new Chief Operating Officer

July 15, 2021
Tony Schmid joins Choice as our new Chief Operating Officer Please help welcome Tony to the Choice family! Tony Schmid joins Choice Schools Associates as the Chief Operating Officer. Tony will partner with each school to support their operations needs, including finance, IT,…
Thank you, Ron

Congratulations to Ron Wiens on his retirement

July 2, 2021
Choice Schools Associates “anchor” Ron Wiens is officially retiring after 15 years of incredible service to this organization. Ron is a household name here and his passion, knowledge and love for education will truly be missed.   In order to celebrate…
Jes Eldridge

School Leader, Jes Eldridge, Represents Thousands of Charter School Students and Educators in the U.S. Capitol virtual “fly-in” Congressional Day

June 17, 2021
School Leader, Jes Eldridge, Represents Thousands of Charter School Students and Educators in the U.S. Capitol virtual “fly-in” Congressional Day Jes Eldridge, Principal of Battle Creek Montessori Academy was recently hand-selected to participate in the U.S. Capitol virtual “fly-in” congressional…
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Happy Summer! A note from Sarah Wildey

June 10, 2021
Dear Colleagues, Friends and Choice Family, These last few days of school mark the official end of a chapter and the beginning of a new journey. Between graduations, field days and award ceremonies, the end-of-year celebrations are underway! Even in…

Providing Emotional Wellness through Responsibility, Character Traits and Service Learning at Three Oaks Public School Academy

May 18, 2021
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and now more than ever, we all need community. Three Oaks is proud to foster an inviting environment where everyone who enters the building feels welcome and a part of their school family. No…

Celebrating National Charter Schools Week!

May 10, 2021
All of Choice Schools enjoyed celebrating National Charter School Week! We are honored to serve all our school partners and are proud to support your missions to help all your students thrive! We’d like to give a special shoutout to…
20 Years of Service - Sarah Lameris

Celebrating 20 Years of Service – Ms. Sarah Lameris’ Journey

May 5, 2021
Teacher Appreciation Week is every week at Choice Schools, especially when we are celebrating momentous milestones such as 20 years of service to students at WMAES!  We are honored to commemorate anniversaries of staff who have devoted years of talent…

Celebrating Our 15 Year Anniversaries At Choice Schools

May 4, 2021
On behalf of all Central Office teams, thank you for your passion and devotion to your schools each and every day! We are proud to support champions like you who know, love, and inspire your communities. In addition to honoring…

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