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are transforming education across the state, providing access to quality learning opportunities regardless of race, zip code, educational needs or income level.
less funding per pupil compared to students in traditional public schools
charter schools in Michigan serving over 150,000 students.
more cost-effective than the average traditional public school in the same city
In 1994, Governor John Engler, along with other state leaders, had a bold vision for a better education future in Michigan. 25 years later, that vision is realized in over 300 charter schools across the state.
Governor John Engler signs the charter schools legislation into law. That fall, Michigan’s first nine charter schools open their doors.
The Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA) is formed, giving the state’s charter schools a united voice.
Michigan reaches 100 charter schools, as the 1997-98 school year begins with 106 charter schools.
150 schools open across the state, thanks to parental demand and support, officially reaching the mandated "cap" for charter schools.
After a decade of hard work, Governor Rick Snyder passed legislation to remove the limit on new charter schools.
Michigan's diverse and innovative charter schools shape dynamic and creative learning opportunities that meet the needs of every student, helping them realize their goals, passions, and highest potential.
Our innovative teaching styles and campuses empower educators to push the boundaries of traditional teaching.
Our success is reflected in our students' performance and growth. We believe in a holistic and engaging experience.
We believe that meaningful partnerships between parents and educators help uncover the best school option for every student.
Michigan charter schools provide an environment that empowers educators to make choices that impact student outcomes through innovative pedagogies, strategies and projects.
Michigan charter schools offer parents, regardless of residence, race, wealth or heritage, diverse, high quality, equitably-funded educational options.
Michigan charter schools champion systems of evaluation that measure meaningful student and instructor growth, utilizing strategies that allow for innovation.
Michigan charter schools provide freedom, resources and access that empowers the school, teachers and communities to deliver diverse and innovative opportunities to all students.
Michigan charter schools treat each student as an individual, shaping their educational experience in a way that suits their learning style, supports holistic student success and embraces their uniqueness.
Michigan charter schools continually demonstrate high performance in key student success measures, anchored by a robust system of multiple authorizers that enables dynamic reform.
Distinctive College Prep, Harper Woods
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, Walker
Dove Academy of Detroit, Detroit
Macomb Montessori Academy, Warren
Madison Academy, Burton