Do Your Homework Before Choosing a School
It’s no question, as parents we want the best for our kids and their education.
That’s why, finding the right environment to pursue individual academic growth, ensure their well-being, and offer the best tools to succeed in life is essential – and takes a bit of homework!
While you navigate all the school options available in Southwest Michigan, you know choosing the best fit for your child can be overwhelming.
Have You Considered a Charter School?
The cornerstone of a Charter School is flexibility and the ability to structure the classroom around the needs of the community and its students, including small class sizes.
FBR Public Charter Academies offers free public schooling with four convenient locations in Southwest Michigan: Augusta, Battle Creek, Comstock and Portage.
What You’ll Find at FBR Public Charter Academies
The focus is on effective instruction in a safe, enthusiastic, and award-winning environment. Classes are full-day to maximize learning for students, but kids won’t feel like they are stuck sitting in a desk the entire day.
Teachers cultivate student creativity through art, music, and movement. Alongside core subjects, children learn music, art, gym, character education, library skills, and technology concepts.
With smaller class sizes, double the teaching staff, a carefully planned curriculum, and parental involvement – all students have an opportunity to reach their personal best.
Why Kids and Parents Love FBR Public Charter Academies
One factor many parents evaluate when it comes to educational opportunities is smaller class sizes.
FBR Public Charter Academies makes this happen, utilizing classroom paraprofessionals to assist the certified classroom teacher. A small student-teacher ratio allows educators the room to provide individualized instruction for each student, as well as those challenges that kids need in order to grow.
Parents don’t sit on the sidelines at FBR Public Charter Academies either.
They are encouraged to be active participants in their children’s education through various avenues:
- Volunteer in the classroom
- Communicate with teachers and the Academy through detailed questionnaires, ensuring that everyone is on the same page
- Receive a Weekly Student Progress Report so they know exactly what their child has been learning, and have opportunities to reinforce that learning at home
Childcare Options + More Information
Onsite Before + After Care
Parents love the before and after school care, preschool, and daycare for kids 2 through 12 through their close partnership with the Child Development Center. Even better, the CDC is onsite, making it a perfect choice for busy parents and caregivers.
CDC’s preschool is a Michigan Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP). Read more about GSRP and apply here.
Schedule a Tour
Each Academy is a tuition-free public school open to all residents, regardless of their current school district.
For more information, please contact the academy nearest you:
|Schedule a Personalized Tour
|Augusta Academy (269) 731-5454 – Augusta
Forest Academy (269) 488-2315 – Comstock
Oakland Academy (269) 324-8951- Portage
Arbor Academy (269) 963-5851 – Battle Creek
More to Explore
Why Choose FBR Child Development Centers? Trusted Partners in your Child’s Education and Development
FBR Child Development Centers provide childcare, preschool and before and after care for infants through 12 years old.