A Message From Our Principal

Dear Benton Harbor Charter School Academy Families,

Welcome to the 2022/23 school year!

Back to school season is one of my favorite times of the year. The stores are stocked with supplies, teachers are decorating their classrooms, and families are soaking up the last few precious moments of summer. The summer went by all too fast, and like you, I am also preparing my children for school, which includes my daughter starting kindergarten!

As we gear up for a year full of learning, we want to emphasize that we are a school family that is committed to great academics and personal growth for each student. The team at Benton Harbor Charter is full of dedicated and dynamic teachers, support staff, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, custodians, food service workers and administrative staff who all work with students to achieve high academic and social standards. Together, we grow through challenges and celebrate our accomplishments.

We are celebrating our 23rd year as a trusted public charter school, and what I love most about our school is our community. Every year, our families and staff become a united team with common goals and are dedicated to providing a safe community all while building character to prepare our students for life after Benton Harbor Charter.

We are excited to see you on September 6 for our first day of school. K-5 start at 8 a.m. and 6-8 start at 9 a.m. If you have any questions about the first day of school, please do not hesitate to contact the front office at 269.925.3807.

Thank you for entrusting your student to us. Education is a journey and we are honored to partner with a great community of families like you as we travel it together.


In partnership with you,

Ashley Smith

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