West Michigan has 6 charter schools converting to Schools of Excellence
June 22, 2011
Source: Monica Scott
Department: Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS - Six West Michigan charter schools were among 12 in the first round of schools to convert to Schools of Excellence, according to the Michigan Association of Public School Academies.
The state's Schools of Excellence program is a way to identify high-performing charter schools and replicate what's working in other school districts. The converted local schools are: Ridge Park Charter Academy in Kentwood; Oakland Academy in Portage; Black River Public School, Eagle Crest and Charter Academy Vanderbilt Charter Academy in Holland and Arbor Academy in Battle Creek.