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.

Charter Schools in Washtenaw County

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 listed here – including elementary, middle and high schools. Plus, see if any made the state’s top-rated list.

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Ann Arbor Learning Community

  • Address: 3980 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-477-0340
  • Grades: K-8
  • Authorizer: Eastern Michigan University

The school offers books for kids, the Girls on the Run program, music, art and physical education. Plus, it has a geo-ed focus – learning centered on environmental conservation.

Central Academy

  • Address: 2459 S. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-822-1100
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Named a Michigan Reward School in 2012 and 2013, this school has a multi-cultural environment and is an International Baccalaureate candidate. Offers Arabic as a second language.

East Arbor Charter Academy

  • Address: 6885 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-484-5506
  • Grades: K-8
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

The school places a strong emphasis on math, reading, science and social studies with a “moral focus.” Strives to prepare students for college.

Fortis Academy

  • Address: 3875 Golfside Drive, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-572-3623
  • Grades: K-8
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Fortis Academy features a Young Fives program for PK kids who turn 5 between June 1 and Oct. 1. After-school activities like band and clubs begin in fifth grade.

Global Tech Academy

  • Address: 1715 E. Forest Ave., Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-390-9625
  • Grades: K-5
  • Authorizer: Eastern Michigan University

The school promotes lifelong learning by nurturing academic excellence, positive character and appreciation of cultures. There’s year-round school with latchkey here.

South Arbor Charter Academy

  • Address: 8200 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-528-2821
  • Grades: K-8
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Provides youth basketball, soccer, volleyball, cross-country and cheerleading, alongside Scouts, drama club and more.

South Pointe Scholars Charter Academy

  • Address: 10550 Geddes Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-484-0118
  • Grades: K-8
  • Authorizer: Northern Michigan University

Some reasons to choose South Pointe Scholars Charter Academy? It has before- and after-school extra care, science club and tutoring.

Washtenaw Technical Middle College

  • Address: 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-973-3410
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Authorizer: Washtenaw Community College

Students earn a college certificate/associate degree from Washtenaw Community College along with a high school diploma.

Perhaps you’re interested in private school options, too. Have a look at our roundup of Washtenaw County private schools.

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