2017 Best Charter High Schools in Michigan

The 2017 Best Charter High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and charter school ratings.
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    Black River Public School

    • Holland, MI
    • 70 reviews
    High School Senior:Honestly, I can not imagine going anywhere else. I have a very close friend group and I love all of my classes. The teachers are THE BEST. When I was looking for someone for my recommendation letters, I could have asked anyone. you do have to work really hard to get good grades, but you feel so accomplished when you have them. People who visit from college say that there time here is harder than college, but I feel that it really prepares us for college and being able to manage time while still being able to have a fun high school experience. I have participated in many sports, and have had an amazing time in those. We do have new facilities which is just going to make our athletics even better. A lot of our teams are very good, the most popular sport is soccer, but our cross country teams is one of the top in the state. We have a lot of clubs for the size of our school, and if there is not a club already in place, it is pretty easy to find a teacher to sponsor your club and help organize it. I would say the worst thing about the school is the food, the rations are terrible, we are given the same amount of food as kindergartners, and there are not a lot of healthy options other than the meager salad bar. There are multiple microwaves though, so it is easy to warm up food that you bring from home. Overall, I think that the school is amazing, it is a lot of work and you have to be committed to get good grades, but as long as you work hard, Black River is amazing.

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    Excel Charter Academy - Grand River Prep School

    • Grand Rapids, MI
    • 166 reviews
    Niche User:I would choose this school again because although the course work is very challenging (it is a college preparatory high school), they really prepare you for the amount of work that you may be experiencing in college. Although, if I had to do high school all over again, I really would have made sure I was more involved in school activities and tried even harder than I already did.

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    Washtenaw Technical Middle College

    • Ann Arbor, MI
    • 99 reviews
    Niche User:I absolutely love my time here. Everyday was a good one. You learn valuable skills that help you as you transition into college classes. When I graduated I was more than prepared for college, in fact I was ahead.

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    Wellspring Preparatory High School

    • Grand Rapids, MI
    • 75 reviews
    High School Senior:Wellspring Prep is a very good academic school that has many Advance Placement college. There goal is to make you feel prepared to go to college. They are very nice but can be strict with a few polices of dress code and lateness. One of my most famous moments was one of my Monday Elective, called Third 90. Basically I got to work with college professor to find research and then got to visit there colleges.

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    AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School

    • Southfield, MI
    • 11 reviews
    Niche User:I have enjoyed this school for the 15 years that i have been here. Growing up with all the same classmates that suck around with me is just incredible. Being Armenian and learning more and more about the heritage and history behind the Armenians is just great! This is a great school and i would definitely send my children here.

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    Merritt Academy

    • New Haven, MI
    • 32 reviews
    Parent:I noticed a huge change for my child, versus the community school he was attending, attitude, not being lost in the shuffle, and the willingness of the teachers.

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    Charyl Stockwell Academy High School

    • Brighton, MI
    • 48 reviews
    Niche User:The school provides a great learning environment overall. What it lacks in are stable teaching position that allow students to connect to teachers. There are no clubs within the school making it harder for students to with shared interests, also making it harder for student to find their own interest.

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    West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

    • Grand Rapids, MI
    • 51 reviews
    High School Senior:I've been at this school for almost 10 years now, so it could just be that I'm used to it, I've experienced a lot of bad things, like bullying, and just the average day to day school life. The school is monotonous, every day gets to be exactly the same, you hear the same stories over and over from different people. To top it off most new people don't stay so I've been with the same kids since I started here in second grade, overall the teachers are great but I just wish there were exciting things going on

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    Concord Academy of Petoskey

    • Petoskey, MI
    • 7 reviews
    Niche User:The only think I would change isn't even school related, but the social life is very limited for high schoolers becasue its so small. But I had a lot of friends anyway. The education is very good, minus the science. we need a real science lab.

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    Crossroads Charter Academy Middle/High School

    • Big Rapids, MI
    • 36 reviews
    High School Senior:Small school & class sizes. You know everyone great friendships made. Uniforms required. Grades K-12 all in one location, which keeps me close to my younger sisters.

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    Central Academy

    • Ann Arbor, MI
    • 21 reviews
    Niche User:I had a great experience at central academy. I learned the true meaning of friendship and i learned how to manage my time wisely. I practiced stepping out f my hermit shell and engaging in school and community activities. i learned the importance of giving back to the community as well. Central Academy prepared me for college for that I will forever owe them my gratitude.

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    Star International Academy

    • Dearborn Heights, MI
    • 89 reviews
    High School Senior:This school is one of those schools where everyone is a family. I would chose this school and I highly recommend others to chose this school as well because not only are the teachers very enthusiastic about the topic, but the class sizes are perfect for one on one experiance from the teacher. I love the fact that unlike other schools, SIA works to help their students succeed no matter what comes in the way. This is truly a school non like any other.

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    Will Carleton Charter School Academy

    • Hillsdale, MI
    • 8 reviews
    Niche User:The structure was very good and instilled in students order and structure. The dress code made it easy to choose what to wear to school and there was very little discrimination for not wearing a certain brand.

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    Summit Academy North High School

    • Huron Township, MI
    • 43 reviews
    High School Senior:The academics aren't anything outstanding, but they're pretty good. The school is college prep and pushes you to get all you can to be ready for college. Honestly, one of the best things at this school is the band and fine arts program. It's a pretty alright school though.

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    Midland Academy of Advanced & Creative Studies

    • Midland, MI
    • 6 reviews
    High School Senior:My overall experience at this school has been good. There has been some ups and downs but that is how life works. Some of my favorite experiences have been in CREW and Varsity Volleyball. What makes the school unique is that they do a character education program and school wide competitions for a big trip at the end of the year.

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    Michigan Connections Academy

    • Okemos, MI
    • 35 reviews
    High School Senior:I did like the flexibility of doing school on my own schedule, however, there was a lot more work assigned than my friends have in public school.

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    Marshall Academy

    • Marshall, MI
    • 8 reviews
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    Chandler Park Academy - High School

    • Harper Woods, MI
    • 277 reviews
    High School Sophomore:Chandler park academy high gives a lot to their students, i believe they care about the students education. something i do not agree with is how strict they are, i think what you are wearing doesn't have anything to do with our education. Chandler park is not the worst school but it could be improved.

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    Grand Traverse Academy

    • Traverse City, MI
    • 42 reviews
    High School Senior:My overall experience has been great. I have made close friends, discovered more of myself, and worked with some excellent educators. My favorite experiences have revolved around the unity in the school. Everyone is generally accepting and it is a welcoming enviornment. I would choose this school again because of the close-knit community within the school.

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