Charter Schools Charter Schools in Washtenaw County For families living in Ypsilanti, Dexter, Chelsea and Ann Arbor, charter schools are area education options worth considering. Here's our list of the Washtenaw County charter schools. « Previous Next » Metro Parent Editorial • July 14, 2016 Add Comment Tweet When doing research into schooling options for your child, there are three routes to consider: the local public school district, a nearby private school, or a charter school. For families in southeast Michigan, charter schools offer an education outside of the public school district, but that is tuition free, unlike a private school. Do you live in the Chelsea, Dexter, Ypsilanti or Ann Arbor areas? Find charter schools in Washtenaw County that may be near you listed here – including elementary, middle and high schools. Ann Arbor Learning Community Address: 3980 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-477-0340 Grades: K-8 Number of students: 205 Authorizer: Eastern Michigan University Emphasis on environmental sustainability education and organic gardening; progressive, project-based education. Small class sizes and multi-grade classrooms. Central Academy Address: 2459 S. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-822-1100 Grades: PK-12 Number of students: 622 Authorizer: Central Michigan University Offers Arabic and ESL, plus a multilingual education and daily foreign language instruction. International Baccalaureate candidate. East Arbor Charter Academy Address: 6885 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti Phone: 734-484-5506 Grades: K-8 Number of students: 770 Authorizer: Grand Valley State University Boasts an academic growth rate of 164 percent. Extracurricular activities include Scouts, girls volleyball, cross-country, orchestra, choir and more. Fortis Academy Address: 3875 Golfside Drive, Ypsilanti Phone: 734-572-3623 Grades: K-8 Number of students: 756 Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College Features a Young 5 program for PK kids who turn 5 between June 1 and Oct. 1. After-school activities like string orchestra and art club begin in fifth grade. Global Tech Academy Address: 1715 E. Forest Ave., Ypsilanti Phone: 734-390-9625 Grades: K-5 Number of students: 135 Authorizer: Eastern Michigan University Nurtures academic excellence, positive character and culture appreciation. Strong science and technology curriculum. Students learn Spanish. Offers GSRP. South Arbor Charter Academy Address: 8200 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti Phone: 734-528-2821 Grades: K-8 Number of students: 792 Authorizer: Central Michigan University After-school activities include Girls on Track, string orchestra, student council and National Junior Honor Society. South Pointe Scholars Charter Academy Address: 10550 Geddes Road, Ypsilanti Phone: 734-484-0118 Grades: K-8 Number of students: 786 Authorizer: Northern Michigan University Before- and after-school extra care, science club and tutoring. Young 5 program for certain students to develop readiness skills. Washtenaw Technical Middle College Address: 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-973-3410 Grades: 9-12 Number of students: 596 Authorizer: Washtenaw Community College Students earn a college certificate/associate degree from Washtenaw Community College with their high school diploma. Perhaps you’re interested in private school options, too. Have a look at our roundup of Washtenaw County private schools – or public schools. This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for 2016.