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Limited seats available for the current 2021-22 school year!

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We are growing and are looking to add to our team!

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Access our Board Meeting updates, minutes and agendas.

Benton Harbor Charter School Academy is an educational community that teaches each child as an individual.

We are a tuition-free public school, serving children in grades preschool through eighth grade in the Benton Harbor, MI area. The classes are small, so the teacher has the chance to work one-on-one with the students. Discipline is strict, so parents know children learn in a safe environment. The academic standards are set high, so children can feel the challenge to reach their highest potential. Character development is a central part of the educational experience to prepare children for active, thoughtful, and caring participation in the world around them.

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Get to know Mrs. Dudley

August 21, 2020
Get to know Mrs. Dudley and her favorite memories from the 2019-2020 school year! “I have lots of great memories from the 2019-2020 year. We had a great class that was really kind to each other. I really enjoyed our…
Hollar at Harris: A Conversation about Returning to School!

Holler at Harris

July 17, 2020
Join Principal Harris to talk about Return to School plans and to get your questions answered! We will be holding these events on: July 20th, 1:00-2:00PM Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 820 6393 6753 Password: 381212 July 27th, 1:00-2:00PM…

The Perfect Storm

June 4, 2020
You do not want to go out in “a perfect storm.” Good things will not happen. It is probably a better idea to look up the phrase—as I did—before you use it. You will learn that “a perfect storm” is…

What Others Are Saying

"BHCS Academy is a wonderful environment, not only for students but for the staff as well. The teachers are great to work with and everyone is so positive-I just love it! I haven’t been here long, but I can tell the teachers love their jobs, as do the rest of the staff. Everyone has such passion for being here – it’s contagious!"

Staff Member

"Because I am a BHCS Academy team member and parent, I see both sides of this great school. I work with an amazing team of people. We have such a burning desire to see our children grasp everything possible so they can run with it. The hard work and dedication that everyone puts forth is amazing. Not often are you able to find such a large group of people who have such compassion for what they do."


“The greatest benefit is seeing the effect on my children. They have developed so much character and personality during the past two years at BHCS Academy. This school has made learning exciting for them and they are proud to say they attend BHCS Academy.”

Tiffany, Parent

“To me, Charter is something more than just a school- it’s a place where they take learning to another level. At BHCS Academy they treat everyone like family. As a parent, you will always know what is going on with your child, instead of just at conference time. I appreciate that.”

Erica, Parent

“What Charter means to my children and me is togetherness, caring, and structure. Most of all, Charter is a wonderful opportunity for learning.”

Nikki, Parent


Charter Choices

Character Choices is our Character Education program, designed to help students develop their personal character and become lifelong learners

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