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Andrews University Mentors

Middle schoolers at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy met with their mentors from Andrews University. Click here to read more.

Literacy Grant Recipients

CONGRATULATIONS TO LITERACY GRANT RECIPIENTS Great news! All schools within the Choice network have been awarded the Early Literacy Grant! ​​​​​​​A huge thank you goes out to all of the Literacy Coaches and Carrie Paddock for their hard work to meet the grant deadline. What does this mean for you and your school? It means more great materials, books and professional development opportunities. We are so excited to see the impact of this grant in the students.

We Are Thankful!

#WeAreThankful "I am thankful for Ms. Zictermann. She has gone above and beyond to help my granddaughter with her math." Click here to read more BHCSA comments.

BHCSA Receives Outstanding Compliance Award!

Congratulations to Benton Harbor Charter School Academy for receiving the Outstanding Compliance Award for Exemplary Performance from their authorizer Ferris State University. Keeping on top of all the documents, forms and data necessary to satisfy federal, state and contract requirements is a huge responsibility. The BCHSA compliance teams deserve a special shout out for their year-long commitment and achievement of 100% on-time compliance for the fourth year in a row!

BHCSA Won a State Grant!

We received a $21,590 school security grant! We are one of 22 charter schools in the state to have received the Michigan Competitive School Safety Grant Program from the Michigan State Police. Together, with five other Choice Schools Associates schools, we collectively received $61,469 in total grant funds!   Click here to read more.   #ChartersLead

Wilson Chandler Supports Family

NBA 76ers basketball star supported Benton Harbor Charter School Academy student facing hard times. We are #LeviStrong! Click here to read more.

7th Graders – Shark Tank Project

7th graders at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy are developing business plans with their business startup mentors to present to THE SHARKS in June.  The Sharks really are coming! Mentors are volunteers from Whirlpool Corporation, United Way, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Mosaic CCDA.  Alloyd Blackmon of Whirlpool is coordinating the mentors who are paired up with a 7th grader to develop his or her business plan and presentation to the Sharks.  The Shark Tank Project will be conducted in the summer 2017 and throughout the student’s 8th-grade year at BHCSA. Sharks will award $100 to all successful 7th graders [...]

We are hiring a School Nutrition Director

We are hiring a School Nutrition Director! Learn more about joining our awesome team here.

Together We Can Stop Bullying!

My team and I are committed to making the school the primary community for our students. The Board of Directors adopted a No Bullying resolution, known as Zero Tolerance for Bullying, to ensure that all children are safe and secure at school as they go about their primary goal of learning. Bullying must stop and we have to be sure no student feels threatened or put down by another student. All of us have a responsibility as parents, caretakers, educators, and Board members. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and we encourage you to join in and help us [...]

Principal Wrote an Inspirational Letter to Staff

Recently, a Choice School Leader from Benton Harbor Charter School Academy in Benton Harbor, MI sent out a message to his staff that not only inspired us, but reminded us of why our work is so needed. When a message this good lands in your inbox, you can’t help but share it. Take a read. From the Desk of Principal Tim Harris… a true story of poverty, diversity, and restrictedness in the classroom. “…Because I’m an educator, the inevitable failures (of our students) belong to me,” claimed Principal Tim Harris as he explained the understanding of children in poverty to [...]

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