Holly Academy

A Public School Academy Authorized by Central Michigan University


Openings available for the 2016-2017 school year

Applications available online or in the school office.


Holly Academy – Inspiring Excellence


What is Holly Academy?

  • Young 5’s through 8th grade Public School Academy
  • Self-managed, tuition-free
  • Structured environment for individual academic success
  • MDE Reward School
  • CMU School of Excellence

Our Approach to Education

  • Educate the whole child (social, emotional, physical, academic)
  • Set high expectations
  • Partner with parents and community
  • Fully maximize resources
  • Rank in top 10% nationally
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Why Choose Us

  • Ranked #1 School within 25 Miles
  • Ranked Top 5% by Michigan Department of Education
  • Ranked #1 in Genesee County M-STEP scores
  • Ranked #9 in Oakland County M-STEP scores
  • 25:1 Student-to-Teacher Ratio


Thanks to Ms. Carswell, the 7th grade science classes are using a cutting edge method for learning about energy! We have also opened our classroom up to researchers from MSU who are interested in learning more about how students learn energy as a concept. In return, MSU's Create4STEM program has provided our class with many additional lab tools and supplies, including some super awesome thermal cameras. These cameras allow us to view heat transfer to better understand energy transfers in detail! Here are a couple photos from today. #huskypride ...

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We are incredibly proud of our first year Robotics Team Kraken! They took 8th place out of 34 teams in their rookie competition at Kettering AND took home the Judges' Award! ...

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Dear Families,
Holly is operating under a boil water advisory for 48 hours due to a water main break. Holly Academy will remain open. Please send bottled water with your child/ren.
Thank you,

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Holly Academy
820 Academy Rd., Holly, MI 48442
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