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Q: Who can attend Creative Montessori Academy?
A: CMA is a public school, and is open to all students who would like to attend.
Q: What does it cost to attend Creative Montessori Academy?
A: CMA is a tuition-free public school.
Q. What are charter schools?
A. Charter schools extend the
privilege of choice to all families. They provide options for parents and
students in pursuing their ideal educational experience. Charter schools are
open to all children free of charge who are eligible to attend traditional public
schools in the state of Michigan. Charter schools are governed by a local Board
of Directors and are required to meet and often exceed the standards of its
Authorizer and the State Board of Education
Q. How are charter schools governed?
A. Charter schools are governed by a
Board of Directors appointed by the Academy's Authorizer. Bylaws of the Board
of Directors outline its role and responsibilities. Some charter schools employ
an education service provider/management company to provide executive leadership
and management services. Other charter schools choose to go it alone with the
Board and Academy Director.
Q. What are the benefits of sending my child to a charter school?
A. Children attending charter
schools benefit from small class sizes, high academic standards, and innovative
approaches to teaching and learning. Charter schools are organized by a
founding group that is passionate about the basic tenets of the curriculum.
Enthusiasm for the school is contagious. Board members, staff members, parents,
students, and community members are attracted to the charter school because
their interests coincide with the charter school's educational program and
Q. Why should I send my child to a charter school managed by Choice Schools Associates?
A. The fundamental belief of Choice Schools Associates is that every child will be empowered with the academic knowledge and skills, work habits, and character traits to gain access to the American Dream. All children are capable of accelerated learning and achieving excellence in their academic endeavors and are prepared for active citizenship in their communities. Each state certified, highly qualified instructor that CSA employs receives intensive training on the links of differentiated instruction and the importance of holding oneself accountable for the academic success of all students. The goal of achieving and maintaining parental satisfaction requires each employee to take the education and safety of each child personally and continually seek parental input regarding academic needs and successes.
The CMA Board stands firm for safe, secure schools and make the tough
decisions to ensure that every child receives a first class education free of
disruption, threat, and fear. The Board is focused on student achievement,
parent satisfaction, and safe, secure location for learning.
Q. How do I enroll my child in Creative Montessori Academy?
A. Parents or legal guardians are
invited to submit an application for student enrollment at the chosen Academy.
All forms must be submitted in person. Students will be accepted and assigned
to classes on a first come, first served basis. If a particular grade is full,
students will participate in a lottery process at the end of the official
enrollment period or will be placed on a waiting list in the order enrollment
applications are received.
Q. Who is eligible to enroll at the academy?
A. Any student eligible to attend
public schools in Michigan is eligible to enroll at the Academy. To enroll in
Kindergarten, your child must be at least five years of age on December 1st of
the school year of enrollment. Choice Schools Associates does not discriminate
against any student on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, or
disability. Charter schools are public schools and all children are encouraged
to attend one of our Academies.
Q. Do you test for kindergarten readiness?
A. No. We do not attempt to
categorize students at such a young age. Teachers meet students where they are
and create individual student learning plans so each student can excel
individually and as a whole. CMA Kindergarten is an academic kindergarten,
which requires students to demonstrate proficiency in academic skills to be
promoted to first grade.
Q. What materials are required for enrollment for the first time?