Holly Academy was recently awarded “Green School” designation for the 2014-15 year. This recognition honors our teachers’ hard work to encourage a more green future. We were awarded this designation for our devotion to recycling and reusing materials, our science teachers’ delivery of content that encourages a greater engagement with the natural world around us, and our horticulture program that utilizes a greenhouse to teach students about the care and maintenance of common and uncommon plants. Holly Academy is honored to have been given this designation for this year and is devoted to providing a greener future for the next generation.
Holly Academy middle school science teacher Katherine Carswell is among five finalists in the state who were recently nominated for the Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year award.
The Michigan Association of Public School Academies on Monday announced the finalists for the award — a small group chosen from more than 10,000 public charter schools in the state.
The winner will be announced during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-9.
Carswell, the only middle school teacher among the five nominees, said she’s honored by the nomination.
30 Michigan school districts and 20 charter schools receive perfect financial scores from consultant
LANSING -- Thirty Michigan public school districts and 20 charter schools received perfect scores in a new financial analysis by an Auburn Hills-based web consultancy firm.
Munetrix measured a variety of factors when developing their fiscal indicator scores for Michigan public schools, including operations performance, enrollment trends and fund balance status. The measurements are based off of Michigan Department of Education data.
Fourth-graders at Holly Academy have been collecting plastic bags — thousands of plastic bags. Why, you might ask. Creative people have discovered that recyclable plastic bags work great for making crocheted mats, which are also waterproof. Numerous other ideas can be found on Pinterest using crocheted plastic bags that have been cut into long strips. In November and December, during a challenge between the fourth-grade classes, students collected as many plastic bags as they could. Their project gave recyclable bags another purpose and kept them out of landfills.
The third Fueling Parent Excellence conference will be held at Holly Academy on October 15, 2014. Click here to learn more!
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.