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Celebrating the First Day of School Around the World

September 21, 2022
The first day of school is upon us at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy, and we are thrilled to begin yet another year in our school community. We have our own traditions for the first day at BHCSA, but we…
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A Message From Our Principal

August 20, 2022
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…
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Benton Harbor Charter School Academy at the 2022 Scholar Teacher Conference

July 22, 2022
We at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy have been busy with conferences and professional development opportunities, and recently attended Choice Schools’ first Scholar Teachers Conference in Muskegon! The conference allowed teachers to collaborate and explore how to foster deep student learning…

Five Ways to Keep Students Thinking this Summer

June 30, 2022
June marks the end of another amazing year at Battle Creek Montessori Academy. To the students and families who have completed their journey with us, we cannot be more proud of their accomplishments, and wish them the absolute best moving…
BHCSA's Track and Field Team attend their first meet in uniform.

A Look Back at April with Benton Harbor Charter School Academy

April 30, 2022
April here at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy has been full of fun happenings! ICYMI, see below all the fun things from this month:   First, our school has started new foreign language program where a small group of students…
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5 Ways to Make Reading Month into a Reading Habit

March 30, 2022
March is Reading Month! That means encouraging our students to see reading as more than just class work. We set out to promote a love for books outside of school, and we couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve seen in…

Classroom Spotlight – Ms. Liz Brautigan’s 4th & 5th Grade

February 10, 2022
The 4th and 5th grade students have been busy this winter! To kick off Black History Month, we’ve been discussing influential African Americans and their contributions to our society. Students have been excited to recognize and share what they are…

The Value of Re-enrolling Early This Year

February 7, 2022
We are a tuition-free, public charter school open to all students. That means that every child in our community has the same access to a robust and unique educational experience with us. Due to our enrollment trends and current interest,…
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Board Appreciation Month at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy

January 7, 2022
January not only marks the beginning of a new year, it also signifies a time to recognize and appreciate vital members of our school community! As we celebrate School Board Appreciation Month, now more than ever is a wonderful time…
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Strong Beginnings at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy

January 3, 2022
In the late ‘80s, the Michigan Department of Education set out to develop a program aimed at making tuition-free preschool available to four-year olds. They started 53 projects and served over 600 children in their first year, the new name…