As students head back to school, Central Michigan University chartered academies will again begin the yearly MEAP test preparation.
Canton Charter Academy, a CMU chartered school, has been consistently named as the top MEAP performing school in the state since 2010.
The data, provided by the Michigan Department of Education, also names three other CMU chartered schools to the list, including Ypsilanti’s South Arbor Charter Academy, Holly Academy and Byron Center’s Cross Creek Charter Academy.
07/25/2014 - Holly Academy, along with authorizer Central Michigan University, recognized two eighth-grade students for their perfect 25 composite score on the Explore test. Less than 1 percent of students attain this score nationally and of the 4,000 students who took the test, 17 students attained a perfect score.
07/08/2014 - Charter schools have expanded to serve more than 140,000 students in the state of Michigan, but not all are performing as well as other public academies or their competitors in public school districts.
05/19/14 - Parents across Michigan have pulled 140,000 children from public districts and enrolled them in smaller independent charter schools hoping for better performance.
There are all kinds of reasons why parents choose the free public charter schools over public school districts, such as types of programs offered, location, proximity to job, smaller classrooms, hopes for increased student achievement, and desire for a safer environment.