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Celebrating Charter Schools Video Message
This month’s video message celebrates charter schools with today being the start of National Charter Schools Week. The video provides information on how you can share your story with your local community and media. Click here to watch the video message.
Great Organizations Think Strategically – May Board Development Series Session
This session continues a multiyear process to introduce academy boards and leadership to the fundamentals of great educational organizations. Great organizations are mission-driven and leverage the concepts of strategic thinking, strategic planning and strategic alignment to ensure successful educational outcomes for students. This session begins with an overview of the previous content of strategic thinking and strategic planning related to “the Golden Circle” (WHY, HOW, WHAT).  Read more
Reach Higher High School Grant Applications Now Available
The Michigan College Access Network has grants available again this year for the Reach Higher High School program. The high schools chosen focus on four specific elements to improve college enrollment completion outcomes and develop a college-going culture. Applications are due June 1. For program specifics, click here.
Spirit of the Future Scholarships
Eligible graduates of CMU-authorized charter public high schools have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to attend CMU.  Read more
Charter School Educator Award
Eligible educators and school leaders at CMU-authorized charter public schools can receive 50 percent tuition assistance for eligible graduate programs at CMU.  Read more
College of Education and Human Services
Links direct you to specific Centers and Departments within the College that have resources that can drive performance, enhance capacity and create opportunities at all levels of the K-12 community.  Read more
Students Excel at State Charter School Spelling Bee
Recently 86 students participated in the 12th annual Michigan Charter School State Spelling Bee in Taylor. The Center is excited to announce that three of the four winners were students from CMU-authorized charter public schools.  Read more
Trillium Academy Visits CMU School of Music
The orchestra students from Trillium Academy recently visited Mt. Pleasant to tour campus with a focus on the CMU School of Music. The students were able to enjoy music performed by professors and discuss music and higher education with them. The students later participated in an admissions tour where they learned more about CMU and college life.
New School High Economics Team Recognized at State Competition
Students from New School High placed seventh in their division at the state finals of the National Economics Challenge. This prestigious event requires you to take a qualifying exam in order to participate. Congratulations to the students on this great accomplishment!
New Board Member Orientation
May 6  |  Noon – 2 pm
Crowne Plaza – Lansing, MI

May 20  |  Noon – 2 pm
Westin Southfield Detroit – Southfield, MI

MAP Informing Instruction
May 11  |  9 am – 4 pm
CMU Global Campus – Southfield, MI
Board President Roundtable – Topic: Board Meetings
May 11  |   Noon – 2 pm
Brick Street of Grand Blanc – Grand Blanc, MI

May 13  |  Noon – 2 pm
Sheraton Detroit Novi
 Novi, MI

May 16  |  Noon – 2 pm
Gilbert and Blake’s – Okemos, MI

Great Organizations Think Strategically
May 24  |  6 – 8:15 pm
Sheraton Detroit Novi – Novi, MI
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