What is a Charter School?
Charter schools are public schools. They operate in much the same way as traditional public schools. They are free, open to all, and operate under the direction of a publically-appointed board of directors. Charter schools are constituent districts of Michigan's intermediate school districts (ISDs) and operate under the leadership of the State Board of Education. They must comply with essentially the same statutory and regulatory requirements as other k-12 public schools, including No Child Left Behind and Education Yes! accountability programs and special education laws. While each charter school is unique based on location, teaching staff, student population, educational program and curricula, each is legally organized as a Michigan, not-for-profit, public school academy corporation, governed by a board of directors.
LSSU Charter Applications
LSSU is not accepting applications at this time.
LSSU Charter Schools
- Advanced Technology Academy
- American International Academy
- Bay City Academy
- Charlton Heston Academy
- Concord Academy Boyne
- Concord Academy of Petoskey - a School of Excellence
- DeTour Arts and Technology Academy
- Detroit Service Learning Academy - a School of Excellence
- Grand Rapids Ellington Academy
- Grand Traverse Academy
- iCademy Global
- Innocademy Allegan Academy
- Macomb Montessori Academy
- Momentum Academy
- Regent Park Scholars Academy
- Ridge Park Charter Academy - a School of Excellence
- Tipton Academy
- W-A-Y Academy Detroit
- W-A-Y Academy of Flint
- Webber Media Arts Academy
- WSC Academy
For more information about LSSU Charter Schools, contact Chris Oshelski, Executive Director Charter Schools.
For an application to apply for the Board of Directors of one of the charter schools listed above, click here.