The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University is pleased to announce that two new charter public schools opened in the fall of 2014. Each successful group of applicants that developed these schools underwent a rigorous review and selection process to receive a charter contract. The new schools are:
- Insight School of Michigan will provide 300 students in grades 6-12 with an alternative learning program that helps them stay in school, achieve a high school diploma and prepare for success in college, work and life. As a statewide virtual charter school, the Academy will offer students a fresh educational start through a full-service learning model designed around individualized instruction, high-quality curriculum, extensive support structures and a commitment to ensuring that every student reaches true potential in accordance with the Michigan academic standards and the Educational Goal of CMU.
- WAY Michigan will offer approximately 250 students in grades 6-12 an innovative virtual approach to education: one that encourages self-esteem, independence and the development of 21st-century skills that will facilitate a college education and subsequent career paths for each young person. Students will be provided with a customized, standards-based learning plan and paired with a mentor who will coach the student toward graduation. As a statewide virtual
charter school, the Academy will re-engage students through a personalized, project-based
learning process guided by certified teachers, highly qualified subject matter experts and
In addition, seven schools authorized by Central Michigan University have been named 'Schools of Excellence'. These schools are:
CMU is a state and national leader in charter school authorizing, with 20 years of experience launching, supporting and overseeing charter public schools. CMU currently authorizes 62 schools serving nearly 31,000 students in the state.