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5 Michigan Charter High Schools Recognized Nationally
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 10:33
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10:30 am 
December 10, 2008
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Gary G. Naeyaert
517-374-9167

    
Charter high schools are 5% of high schools nationwide, but 18% of the top 100 high schools,
According to U.S. News & World Report survey

Five Michigan charters earn Bronze medal

Lansing – Eighteen public charter schools are among the country's top 100 high schools, despite constituting 5% of schools nationwide, according to a comprehensive survey released  by U.S. News & World Reports.

Begun as an innovative educational reform less than 20 years ago, public charter schools have grown to enroll 1.3 million students in 40 states and the District of Columbia, yet constitute only 5% of all public high school enrollment.

"Charter schools are given the freedom to innovate and are held accountable for results.  The number of charter schools on this list of the 100 top high schools in America clearly shows these factors are producing results and making a difference in students' lives," said Dan Quisenberry, President of Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA). "We congratulate them for this outstanding recognition," he added.
 
This year's list recognizes the best high schools nationwide using three categories of distinction: gold, silver and bronze.

The 5 Michigan charter high schools recognized by U.S. News & World Reports are:

  • Advanced Technology Academy in Dearborn
  • Concord Academy-Petoskey in Petoskey
  • Countryside Academy in Benton Harbor
  • International Academy Of Flint in Flint
  • Star International Academy in Dearborn Heights


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