Mar. 4, 2012
The leadership at Canton Charter Academy is among schools named “Schools of Excellence” by their charter authorizers. Canton is receiving the honor from the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees. The “School of Excellence” designation puts these academies in an elite class, declaring their charters are now approved for a 10-year term, rather than a typical 7-year term.
To be designated as a “School of Excellence,” kindergarten through 8th grade schools must demonstrate either a three-year average proficiency of 90 percent on the state assessment in reading and math or a three-year average proficiency of 70 percent on the state assessment in reading and math while serving at least 50 percent free/reduced-price lunch eligible students.
From 2008-2010, Canton achieved an average of 96 percent and 97 percent proficiency in reading and math, respectively, with 11 percent of its students eligible for free/reduced lunches