Charter Schools in Wayne County

Southeast Michigan families can find charter education options at these Wayne County Michigan charter schools. Plus, included are Detroit charter schools.

Not satisfied with your child’s school? Just moved to the neighborhood and are looking for schools? Parents have education options outside of the city’s public school district and the area’s private schools. Charter schools in Wayne County are another great public school option.

For southeast Michigan families who live in or around Wayne County, charter schools are nearby, from Detroit proper to Canton to downriver – and plenty of cities and towns in between.

Still not seeing something that’s a good fit for your child? Consider Wayne County private schools and public schools in Wayne County, too. Plus, browse our lists of charter schools in Oakland County, Macomb County and Washtenaw County charter schools, too. Or, peek at the complete list of southeast Michigan charter schools here.

Academy for Business and Technology Elementary School

  • Address: 5277 Calhoun St., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-581-2223
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 350
  • Authorizer: Eastern Michigan University

Uses the Kent County Collaborative Core Curriculum with core classes in math, English, science and social studies; plus karate, Arabic, basketball, cheer, more.

Academy for Business and Technology – Middle, High School

  • Address: 19625 Wood St., Melvindale
  • Phone: 313-382-3422
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Number of students: 128 (middle), 250 (high)
  • Authorizer: Eastern Michigan University

Emphasizes education through tech and hands-on learning. STEM programming; plus basketball, football, glee club and more.

ACE Academy

  • Address: 1961 Lincoln Place, Highland Park
  • Phone: 313-868-8368
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Number of students: 163
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

In partnership with Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services, ACE caters to youth disengaged from learning in other traditional school settings.

Achieve Charter Academy

  • Address: 3250 Denton Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-397-0960
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 776
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Extracurricular activities include boys and girls soccer, cross-country, robotics club, chess club, Spanish club, band and more.

Advanced Technology Academy

  • Address: 4801 Oakman Blvd., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-625-4700
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 1,300
  • Authorizer: Lake Superior State University

CoreGears – Robotics Team, NHS and many other extracurricular clubs. A full middle and high school sports program including varsity teams for cross- country, soccer, volleyball, basketball and track.

American International Academy – Westland Campus

  • Address: 300 S. Henry Ruff Road, Westland
  • Phone: 734-713-5525 (press 1)
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 281
  • Authorizer: Lake Superior State University

Encourages cross-cultural awareness in a modern academic setting. Spacious classrooms, blended learning, music classes, field trips, after-school tutoring for all.

American International Academy – Inkster Campus

  • Address: 27100 Avondale, Inkster
  • Phone: 734-713-5525 (press 2)
  • Grades: 6-10
  • Number of students: 220
  • Authorizer: Lake Superior State University

Builds on the cross-cultural awareness of its K-5 Westland campus by maintaining a respectful, multi-cultural campus.

American Montessori Academy – Lower Elementary

  • Address: 14800 Middlebelt Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-525-7100
  • Grades: PK-1
  • Number of students: 260
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Small-group instruction and project-based learning.

American Montessori Academy – Upper Elementary

  • Address: 30055 Joy Road, Westland
  • Phone: 313-533-0000
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Number of students: 260
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Focuses on learning with the five senses. Offers various after-school programs like soccer, softball, Zumba, golf, Spanish and Chinese.

Branch Line School

  • Address: 16360 Hubbard St., Livonia
  • Phone: 734-335-0663
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 135
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Small, multi-age, developmentally appropriate classes. Offers before- and after-school care program through the YMCA and tech-enhanced learning, too

Bridge Academy – East Campus

  • Address: 9600 Buffalo St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 313-462-6100
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Number of students: 480
  • Authorizer: Ferris State University

Arabic language and culture woven into curriculum. Offers after-school tutoring for students and adult education program for parents.

Bridge Academy – West Campus

  • Address: 3105 Carpenter Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-462-6200
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Number of students: 326
  • Authorizer: Ferris State University

Offers Arabic language courses and has a strong ELL department. After-school activities include robotics, student council and art.

Caniff Liberty Academy

  • Address: 2650 Caniff St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 313-872-2000
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 423
  • Authorizer: Oakland University

This school offers a safe and diverse environment for kids to excel.

Canton Charter Academy

  • Address: 49100 Ford Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-453-9517
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 747
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Before- and after-school programs licensed through Plymouth YMCA include homework assistance, literacy and recreational time.

César Chavéz Academy Elementary School

  • Address: 8126 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-843-9440
  • Grades: K-2
  • Number of students: 459
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

First multi-campus charter district to be fully AdvancED accredited. Offers programs for English language learners, Girl Scouts, tutoring, sports and arts.

César Chavéz Academy Upper Elementary School

  • Address: 4100 Martin St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-361-1083
  • Grades: 3-5
  • Number of students: 443
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Strong academics in a bilingual, multicultural environment. After-school tutoring, scouts, intramural sports. Full-inclusion environment for kids in special education.

César Chavéz Academy Middle School

  • Address: 6782 Goldsmith St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-842-0006
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Number of students: 587
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Students can join National Junior Honor Society, drama club, student ambassadors, basketball, track and more at this multicultural, accredited school.

César Chavéz Academy High School

  • Address: 1761 Waterman St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-551-0611
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 696
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Focus on “Si Se Puede (Yes We Can)” motto. Offers highly effective English Language Learners program, AP courses and college/career prep.

Chandler Park Academy Elementary School

  • Address: 20200 Kelly Road, Harper Woods
  • Phone: 313-884-8830
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 992
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Teaches positive social behavior through its Young Gentlemen program and helps girls build self-esteem in Lady Butterfly Club.

Chandler Park Academy Middle School

  • Address: 20100 Kelly Road, Harper Woods
  • Phone: 313-839-9886
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Number of students: 655
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Students can take courses for high school credit. Also offers a full sports program, etiquette and special education.

Chandler Park Academy High School

  • Address: 20254 Kelly Road, Harper Woods
  • Phone: 313-499-3010
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 724
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Designated as a Michigan Reward School. Full athletic program, dual enrollment for college credit and Michigan DECA open to all students.

Clara B. Ford Academy

  • Address: 20651 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-436-0020
  • Grades: 5-12 (female)
  • Number of students: 130
  • Authorizer: Ferris State University

This “strict discipline” school teaches self-regulation and emotional/social skills. For high-risk girls; all former residents of Vista Maria, also in Dearborn Heights.

Commonwealth Community Development Academy

  • Address: 13477 Eureka St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-366-9470
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 184
  • Authorizer: Eastern Michigan University

Features a dance studio, Everyday Math (K-6) and Step Up to Writing. After-school tutoring, Kinder Korner, special needs program, more.

Covenant House Academy – Central Campus

  • Address: 2959 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-899-6900
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 294
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

This faith-based nonprofit gives opportunities to at-risk youth and adults, ages 16-22, through its curriculum, after-school programs and Saturday classes.

Covenant House Academy – East Campus

  • Address: 7600 Goethe St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-267-4315
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 236
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

In-depth curriculum geared toward high school completion. Students (ages 16-22) can opt for online or direct instruction. Vocational assistance.

Covenant House Academy – Southwest Campus

  • Address: 1450 25th St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-297-8720
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 202
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Quality learning environment for students ages 16- 22. Credit recovery program available. Year-round class schedules and enrollment.

Creative Montessori Academy

  • Address: 12701 McCann St., Southgate
  • Phone: 734-284-5600
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 759
  • Authorizer: Wayne County RESA

Uses multidisciplinary, interwoven curriculum to foster a love of learning. After-school programs include sports, student-run newspaper, tutoring and latchkey.

David Ellis Academy

  • Address: 18977 Schaefer Highway, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-927-5395
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 369
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

AdvancED school focused on leadership-oriented learning with an after-school program that preps students for everyday life.

David Ellis Academy West

  • Address: 19800 Beech Daly Road, Redford
  • Phone: 313-450-0300
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 750
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Offers Great Start Readiness Program for at-risk preschoolers, a wellness program and more. Becoming an official Leader in Me school.

Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences – Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary and Middle

  • Address: 2985 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-259-1744
  • Grades: K-1, 2-5 and 6-8
  • Number of students: 1,116
  • Authorizer: Oakland University

Smaller south building is for K-1 students. West building houses 2-5; kids rotate classes starting in grade 3. Middle schoolers each get a tablet to help with their studies. Plus tutoring, arts and phys. ed.

Detroit Achievement Academy

  • Address: 7000 W. Outer Drive, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-468-9518
  • Grades: K-6
  • Number of students: 209
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Boasts being in the 99th percentile for school-wide growth and aims to keep adding a grade level each year.

Detroit Community Schools

  • Address: 12675 Burt Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-537-3570
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of students: 700
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Rigorous program with artistic, academic and experiential learning. After-school activities include cheer, volleyball, baseball and cross-country. Clubs, too.

Detroit Edison Public School Academy (DEPSA)

  • Address: 1903 Wilkins St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-833-1100
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 1,372
  • Authorizer: Oakland University

Authorized International Baccalaureate school. Offers debate, robotics, academic games, cheerleading, basketball and volleyball.

Detroit Edison Public School Academy (DEPSA) Early College of Excellence

  • Address: 3403 Saint Aubin St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-877-9381
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 400
  • Authorizer: Oakland University

Integrates 21st century learning themes, international education, STEM programs and more to prepare students for ongoing academic achievement.

Detroit Enterprise Academy

  • Address: 11224 Kercheval Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-823-5799
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 708
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Offers breakfast program and before- and after- school care with the YMCA. Find basketball, cheer- leading, band, drama club and more.

Detroit Innovation Academy – Elementary

  • Address: 18211 Plymouth Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-736-5537
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 361
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Supports healthy living, global citizenship and civic engagement. Strong focus on core curriculum.

Detroit Leadership Academy – Elementary

  • Address: 13550 Virgil St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-242-1500
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Number of students: 286
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Gives students adult role models/mentors and international travel opportunities. Free and reduced lunch programs; small class sizes for optimal learning.

Detroit Leadership Academy – Middle, High

  • Address: 5845 Auburn St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-769-2015
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Number of students: 400 (approximate)
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

College-prep curriculum prepares students for successful careers. Small classes and mentoring in Big Brothers Big Sisters, plus community partnerships.

Detroit Merit Charter Academy

  • Address: 1091 Alter Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-331-3328
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 775
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

After-school programs include basketball, cheerleading, music, art, kickboxing. Curriculum aims to instill moral focus, academic excellence and personal responsibility.

Detroit Premier Academy

  • Address: 7781 Asbury Park, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-945-1472
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 730
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Offers book club, basketball, football and cheerleading; plus courses in math, science and social studies. The end goal is to ensure their kids are well-rounded.

Detroit Prep

  • Address: 2411 Iroquois, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-343-1495
  • Grades: K-3
  • NOS: 100 (approximate)
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Uses principles including self-discovery, empathy/caring, success/failure, diversity/inclusion, among others, to nurture the whole child.

Detroit Service Learning Academy

  • Address: 21605 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-541-7619
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 975
  • Authorizer: Lake Superior University

Michigan Department of Education’s first School of Excellence specializes in service learning. Affordable after-school programs, life skills, digital café.

Dove Academy of Detroit

  • Address: 20001 Wexford St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-366-9110
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 450
  • Authorizer: Oakland University

This “no excuses university” offers small class sizes with a family-like feel, after-school academic acceleration, a special needs program and more.

Flagship Charter Academy

  • Address: 13661 Wisconsin St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-933-7933
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 679
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Real-world skills and high standards. After-school clubs and sports offered, too.

Frontier International Academy

  • Address: 13200 Conant St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 313-462-6300
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 501
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Arabic language program and blended learning through Study Island programming.

GEE Edmonson Academy

  • Address: 1300 W. Canfield St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-228-0910
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 253
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

Focuses on college prep with a rigorous curriculum that includes two hours of English instruction and 55 minutes of math daily. Individualized programming and tutors, too.

GEE White Academy

  • Address: 5161 Charles St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-228-0911
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 409
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

This multicultural school aims to improve the academic performances of students who aren’t faring well in a typical school setting.

George Crockett Academy 

  • Address: 4851 14th St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-896-6078
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 312
  • Authorizer: Northern Michigan University

Tech-friendly learning environment with laptop and iPad access in each classroom. After-school activities include swimming, drama club and family events.

George Washington Carver Academy

  • Address: 14510 Second Ave., Highland Park
  • Phone: 313-865-6024
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 490
  • Authorizer: Highland Park City Schools

Offers standards-based instruction, drill team, choir, cheerleading, dance, robotics, journalism and more.

Global Heights Academy

  • Address: 23713 Joy Road, Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-624-3400
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 275
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Offers a core curriculum in line with the state’s requirements and Arabic language courses. Monthly character trait lessons, like respect and integrity, too.

Hamilton Academy

  • Address: 14223 Southampton St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-866-4505
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 270
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Works with parents, students and the community to produce well-rounded and highly educated young people.

Hamtramck Academy

  • Address: 11420 Conant St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 313-368-7312
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 528
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Offers STEM and art programming; small classes and strong moral focus. College prep, too.

Hanley International Academy

  • Address: 2400 Denton St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 313-875-8888
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 663
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Small classroom sizes and a creative curriculum based on active learning.

Henry Ford Academy

  • Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-982-6202
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 500 (approximate)
  • Authorizer: Wayne County RESA

Nation’s first charter developed jointly by a global corporation, public education and major cultural institution (on campus with Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village).

Henry Ford Academy Elementary

  • Address: 10225 Third St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-826-1159
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 394
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Firm art and design foundation that focuses on career and college readiness. Drumline, dance, chess club, swim and other activities available.

Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies

  • Address: 485 W. Milwaukee St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-481-4000
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Number of students: 846
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

College-prep school with an art and design focus. Athletics include volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, track and more.

Highland Park Renaissance Academy – Lower

  • Address: 45 E. Buena Vista St., Highland Park
  • Phone: 313-957-3005
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 360
  • Authorizer: Highland Park City District

Encourages parental involvement and partnerships with community organizations. After-school activities include sewing club, scouts, cheer, basketball.

Hope Academy

  • Address: 12121 Broadstreet Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-934-0054
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 515
  • Authorizer: Eastern Michigan University

Student Connect lets parent check grades online. Activities include basketball, cheer, dance, music and tutoring. Small class sizes.

Hope of Detroit Academy

  • Address: 4443 N. Campbell St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-897-8720
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of students: 900
  • Authorizer: Ferris State University

Strong curriculum with multicultural studies, STEM and foreign language. Full-day kindergarten, sports, after-school activities. NCA accredited.

Inkster Preparatory Academy

  • Address: 27355 Woodsfield St., Inkster
  • Phone: 313-278-3825
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 150
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Small classes, weekly technology class, physical education twice a week. Core classes and clubs change based on student and teacher interest. Adding grade 6 in 2019-20.

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

  • Address: 15000 Trojan St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-397-3333
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 416
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Boasts a 94-percent graduation rate and a 100-percent college acceptance rate. Enrichment programs include green team, speech and debate, basketball, soccer, Strike Team, others.

James and Grace Lee Boggs School

  • Address: 4141 Mitchell St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-923-2301
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 130
  • Authorizer: Eastern Michigan University

Growing school’s Place-Based Education (PBE) program immerses students in local heritage, culture, landscapes and experiences.

Joy Preparatory Academy

  • Address: 15055 Dexter Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-340-0023
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 349
  • Authorizer: Ferris State University

Builds a diversified culture in a respectful environment. Focuses on needs of individual students.

Keystone Academy

  • Address: 47925 Bemis Road, Belleville
  • Phone: 734-697-9470
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 799
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Curriculum focuses on each child’s unique needs. Cross-country, basketball, soccer and volleyball; plus a Young 5 program.

Legacy Charter Academy

  • Address: 4900 E. Hildale St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-368-2215
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 762
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

STEM is integrated into the curriculum. Black History Month programming and extracurriculars like band, choir and athletics, too.

Lincoln-King Academy

  • Address: 13436 Grove St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-862-2352
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 595
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Extended learning day designed to increase student achievement, sports programming and strong community engagement.

MacDowell Preparatory Academy

  • Address: 4201 W. Outer Drive, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-494-8141
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 312
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

Takes a holistic approach to academics. Strong college-prep focus. Partners with community organizations like Racquet Up Detroit to provide enrichment programs.

Madison-Carver Academy

  • Address: 19900 McIntyre St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-486-4626
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 649
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Robust arts program features music. Find sports, extracurriculars and tutoring, too.

Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center Academy

  • Address: 16827 Appoline St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-341-4944
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 400 (approximate)
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

Small classroom sizes. Curriculum focuses on math, science, social studies, language arts, computer technology, vocation education, health and phys. ed.

Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts, Dominican Campus – Elementary, Middle

  • Address: 9740 McKinney St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-640-4610
  • Grades: K-5, 6-8
  • Number of students: 686
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

A rigorous academic program focuses on the arts. Curriculum includes music, theater, dance and visual arts; plus math, science, social studies, language, technology and phys. ed.

Metro Charter Academy

  • Address: 34800 Ecorse Road, Romulus
  • Phone: 734-641-3200
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 727
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Offers on-site before- and after-care with Romulus YMCA. Chess club, robotics and green team. Band, choir and sports, too.

Murphy Academy

  • Address: 13120 Wildemere St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-314-3740
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 150
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

Low student-to-teacher ratios allow for individual and small group instruction. Has a daily fitness regimen in martial arts.

New Paradigm Glazer Academy

  • Address: 2001 LaBelle St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-852-1500
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 179
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

Empowerment classes, tutoring, dance, basketball, robotics club and ALERT program (similar to ROTC). College-prep staff; high family involvement.

New Paradigm Loving Academy

  • Address: 1000 Lynn St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-252-3028
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 160
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

Uses a proven research-based curriculum with a global perspective to achieve success in a high-performing, supportive environment.

New School High

  • Address: 46250 W. Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-386-6601
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 77
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Promotes problem-solving and community connections with project-based learning and internships. Each child develops an individual learning plan. Monthly parent advisory meetings.

Oakland International Academy – Elementary School

  • Address: 4001 Miller St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-923-0790
  • Grades: 2-4
  • Number of students: 180 (approximate)
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Strong focus on English language acquisition, proficiency. Various extracurriculars. Note: K-1 taught at 6111 Miller St., Detroit.

Oakland International Academy – Middle School

  • Address: 8228 Conant St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-925-1000
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Number of students: 200
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Alternating after-school programs and activities, plus sports like basketball and soccer.

Oakland International Academy – High School

  • Address: 2619 Florian St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 313-285-8990
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 360
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Features Arabic, art and phys. ed classes in core curriculum. English as second language also offered for parents.

Old Redford Academy – Elementary School

  • Address: 17195 Redford Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-532-7510
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Number of students: 680 (approximate)
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Pre-K has a creative curriculum; plus after-school clubs and a stimulating course load.

Old Redford Academy – Middle School

  • Address: 22122 W. McNichols Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-653-3888
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Number of students: 331
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Students have access to a variety of after-school activities and a well-rounded curriculum.

Old Redford Academy – Preparatory High School

  • Address: 8001 W. Outer Drive, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-543-3080
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 785 (approximate)
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Partners with Wayne County Community College District Northwest Campus for dual enrollment. After-school tutoring.

Plymouth Educational Center – Elementary and Middle School

  • Address: 1460 E. Forest Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-831-3280
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 560
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Emphasizes learning through technology; computers are essential. Plus athletics and mentoring programs.

Plymouth Scholars

  • Address: 48484 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-459-6149
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 781
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Structured, moral-focused curriculum plus Science Olympiad, scouts, National Junior Honor Society, more.

Quest Charter Academy

  • Address: 24745 Van Born Road, Taylor
  • Phone: 313-299-0534
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 766
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Technology courses can be taken as electives within the core curriculum. Partners with M&M Extra Care. Offers basketball, cross-country, cheer, band, choir, running club, Pretty Positives club, more.

Regent Park Scholars Academy

  • Address: 15865 E. Seven Mile Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-371-1300
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 724
  • Authorizer: Lake Superior State University

Music classes are part of the curriculum and there are plenty of sports and clubs to choose from, too.

Riverside Academy East

  • Address: 7124 Miller Road, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-624-3200
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 400
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Has uniforms. Adheres to common core state standards in English and math. Offers Arabic and a variety of after-school programs.

Riverside Academy West

  • Address: 6409 Schaefer Road, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-624-3600
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Number of students: 556
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Small class sizes; family-like environment. Students wear uniforms; classes separated by gender. Free after-school tutoring. Various sports.

Rutherford Winans Academy

  • Address: 16411 Curtis St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-852-0709
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 250
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

Free health and dental center on site. Strong focus on global instruction, after-school programs and community partnerships.

South Canton Scholars Charter Academy

  • Address: 3085 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-398-5658
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 782
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

After-school activities include animation club, green club and Bricks 4 Kidz, plus academic clubs and sports like soccer, basketball and volleyball.

Southwest Detroit Community School

  • Address: 4001 29th St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-782-4422
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 428
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Rigorous academics with arts infusion. Large after- school programming that includes soccer, Rock Band, robotics, gardening, more.

Star International Academy – Lower, Upper

  • Address: 24480 George Ave. (lower); 24425 Hass St. (upper), Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-724-8060 (lower), 313-724-8990 (upper)
  • Grades: PK-2 (lower), 3-12 (upper)
  • Number of students: 1,500 (PK-12)
  • Authorizer: Oakland University

Full-day pre-K and kindergarten, college prep, Arabic courses (K-12) and other languages (9-12), NHS, student government, art, phys. ed, 20-plus sports teams.

Stewart Academy

  • Address: 13120 Wildemere St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-314-3730
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: N/A
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

Small class sizes, all-day kindergarten and an extended school day (8 a.m.-4 p.m.). Martial arts, tennis, soccer.

Summit Academy School (Flat Rock)

  • Address: 30100 Olmstead Road, Flat Rock
  • Phone: 734-379-6810
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 345
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

STEAM approach to learning. An innovative curriculum and inclusive culture. Running and karate clubs, baseball, soccer, hockey and golf.

Summit Academy School (North) – Elementary

  • Address: 28697 Sibley Road, Romulus
  • Phone: 734-789-1428
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 756
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

After-school activities include NHS, quiz bowl, anti-bullying programs, end-of-year book fairs and more.

Summit Academy School (North) – Middle, High

  • Address: 18601 Middlebelt Road, Romulus
  • Phone: 734-955-1712 (middle), 734-955-1730 (high)
  • Grades: 6-8 (middle), 9-12 (high)
  • Number of students: 488 (middle), 658 (high)
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Before- and after-school tutoring and child care (up to age 12), full sports program, fine and performing arts, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society.

Taylor Exemplar Academy

  • Address: 26727 Goddard Road, Taylor
  • Phone: 734-941-7742
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 770
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Safe, secure learning environment. Offers basketball, soccer, co-ed cross-country, more. Before- and after- school care program offered through YMCA. Young 5 program, too.

The Dearborn Academy

  • Address: 19310 Ford Road, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-982-1300
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 497
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Promotes bilingual education with Arabic and ELL programs. Complete sports program and after-school clubs.

Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology

  • Address: 10800 E. Canfield St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-823-6000
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 335
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

Small class sizes and student-centered education with focus on science and technology. African drum and dance, plus after-school programs.

Tipton Academy – East

  • Address: 1615 Belton St., Garden City
  • Phone: 734-261-0500
  • Grades: K-3
  • Number of students: 330
  • Authorizer: Lake Superior State University

Offers full-day kindergarten, small class sizes, before- and after-school programs.

Tipton Academy – West

  • Address: 29205 Florence St., Garden City
  • Phone: 734-796-7676
  • Grades: 4-8
  • Number of students: 225
  • Authorizer: Lake Superior State University

Focuses on “team spirit” and “positive partnership” with students and parents. Offers before- and after-school programs, music, technology, foreign language, more.

Trillium Academy

  • Address: 15740 Racho Blvd., Taylor
  • Phone: 734-374-8222
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 582
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Family-focused education setting with hardworking, dedicated teachers. Art programs; middle and high school sports.

Trix Academy

  • Address: 13700 Bringard Drive, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-426-1020
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 365
  • Authorizer: Detroit Public Schools Community District

A “first-rate academic and fitness institution” where students learn healthy habits.

Universal Academy

  • Address: 4833 Ogden St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-581-5006
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 720 (approximate)
  • Authorizer: Oakland University

Emphasizes study of international cultures. Arabic offered to grades K-12. After-school programs include ACE, a tutoring intensive for at-risk kids.

Universal Learning Academy

  • Address: 28015 Joy Road, Westland
  • Phone: 734-402-5900
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 700
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Offers ELL for kids with limited English proficiency, Arabic language courses for grades K-5, special needs programming and free or reduced lunch.

University Preparatory Academy – Mark Murray Elementary

  • Address: 435 Amsterdam St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-309-0552
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 499
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Offers combination of individual and expeditionary learning models. Prepares students for future success.

University Preparatory Academy – Ellen Thompson Elementary

  • Address: 957 Holden St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-874-9800
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 424
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Find cooking, basketball clinics and mentoring programs after school.

University Preparatory Academy – Middle School

Address: 5310 Saint Antoine St., Detroit
Phone: 313-831-0100
Grades: 6-8
Number of students: 458
Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Students participate in English, math, science and social studies courses; plus electives like orchestra and phys. ed. Tutoring, volleyball and SWAG mentoring program, too.

University Preparatory Academy – High School

  • Address: 600 Antoinette St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-874-4340
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 587
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Preps students for success in a global economy. Electives like orchestra, choir, French and Spanish. Extra homework help, athletics and clubs, too.

University Prep Science and Math – Elementary School

  • Address: 2251 Antietam St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-782-4400
  • Grades: K-5
  • Number of students: 515
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

An expeditionary learning school inspires active learning. After-school activities include T-ball, tutoring, art, dance, cooking, yoga, more.

University Prep Science and Math – Middle School

  • Address: 5100 John R St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-832-8400
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Number of students: 460
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

College-prep curriculum with STEM emphasis. Robotics, competitive dance, newspaper writing, sports, tutoring, more.

University Prep Science and Math – High School

  • Address: 2664 Franklin St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-393-9166
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 528
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

STEAM school. Features a culture of high expectations, demanding academics, classroom engagements, assessment and accountability.

University YES Academy – Elementary, Middle

  • Address: 14669 Curtis St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-270-2556
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 536
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Tutoring, after-school enrichment, sports, clubs and specialized support.

Vista Meadows Academy

  • Address: 20651 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-240-4347
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 100 (approximate)
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Small class sizes, in-depth after-school programming, credit recovery and college readiness help students graduate from this alternative high school.

Voyageur Academy

  • Address: 4321 Military St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-361-4180
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 711
  • Authorizer: Ferris State University

Curriculum focuses on preparing students for college. After-school activities, too.

Voyageur College Prep High School

  • Address: 4366 Military St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-748-4000
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 427
  • Authorizer: Ferris State University

American Promise School. Boasts a 96-percent graduation rate and a 99-percent college acceptance rate.

Warrendale Charter Academy

  • Address: 19400 Sawyer St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-240-4200
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 729
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

After-school tutoring and clubs. Has a “no excuses” homework policy to help kids learn personal responsibility.

Washington-Parks Academy

  • Address: 11685 Appleton Ave., Redford
  • Phone: 313-592-6061
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 875
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Innovative personalized learning in a pre-collegiate learning environment. Offers chess, cheer, drama, dance, basketball, more. Morning care and latchkey, too.

Weston Preparatory Academy

  • Address: 22930 Chippewa St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-387-6038
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 310
  • Authorizer: Oakland University

Listed as one of the top 10 schools in Detroit. Has music, art, phys. ed. and technology classes, small class sizes and pre- and post-year assessments.

West Village Academy

  • Address: 3530 Westwood St., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-274-9200
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 429
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Michigan Reward School. Creates well-rounded and productive students and teaches in relation to real-world experiences. Promotes self-positivity.

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