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We're Ranked the #3 Charter Elementary School

Cross Creek Charter Academy has outperformed the district on the state test for the past 14 years, and it doesn't stop there. We are proud to display our impressive collection of awards and accolades, which include both local and national honors. Our school’s dedication to academic excellence and moral focus is evident in the recognition we’ve earned, emphasizing our commitment to preparing students to succeed in life.


US News ranks Cross Creek as a top five charter school

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cross Creek as a Top Five Charter School

Cross Creek Charter Academy was ranked third on the Best Charter Elementary Schools in Michigan list, according to U.S. News & World Report in its 2024 school rankings. Cross Creek Charter Academy’s middle school program also ranked sixth on the Best Charter Middle Schools in Michigan list.
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Awards and Accolades

Cross Creek ranked a top five charter elementary school by Niche

Niche Ranking

Cross Creek Charter Academy was named a Top Five Charter Elementary and Middle School in Michigan by Niche, an organization that specializes in data and rankings. Cross Creek's elementary and middle schools were also ranked second among charter schools in the Grand Rapids area and were given an overall grade of A+.

Parents love Cross Creek Charter Academy

Praise from Parents

"I love that my child is getting an individualized education in a classroom setting. The smaller class sizes are a great fit for our son, and the teachers and support staff have been wonderful." - Cross Creek Parent

Cross Creek is a Michigan Rewards School

Reward School

Cross Creek Charter Academy was recognized as a Michigan Reward School by the Michigan Department of Education for the 2022-23 school year. We received this award for earning the highest grade in proficiency and growth.

2023 National Blue Ribbon school

Cross Creek is a National Blue Ribbon School

Cross Creek Charter Academy was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School in 2023. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program rewards public and private elementary, middle, and high schools for their exceptional academic achievements or for their efforts in reducing achievement gaps among different student groups.

Achieve earns grade A for proficiency and growth.

2022-23 School Letter Grade

Cross Creek Charter Academy earned an A letter grade in proficiency and growth according to the 2022-23 Michigan School Grades System.

Advantage received an Eagle Award in both employee engagement and student attendance.

Cross Creek Receives Three Eagle Awards

National Heritage Academies awarded Cross Creek Charter Academy with Student Attendance, Student Enrollment, and Parent Satisfaction Eagle Awards for the 2022-23 school year. We were recognized for student attendance because of our excellent student attendance, student enrollment because of our strong enrollment numbers, and parent satisfaction because at least 90% of parents stated they were satisfied on the spring 2023 parent survey.
Cross Creek is in the top 6 percent of Michigan schools.

We're in the Top 6%

Cross Creek Charter Academy is ranked in the top 6% of all schools in Michigan according to the 2023 Michigan School Index.

Cross Creek is a Safe School

Ensuring a safe school environment is crucial for the well-being and development of students, staff, and the broader school community. Cross Creek Charter Academy received the NHA Safety Award for the 2022-23 school year for achieving the highest ratings for safety on both the parent and staff surveys. We completed all required safety drills, and participated in the 2022-23 NHA Safety Week, a week set aside to educate staff and students on safety at school.

NHA Schools gain nearly 3.5 months of additional learning per year.

NHA Shines: Stanford's CREDO Study Shows Our Students Surpass Their Peers by 3.5 Months Each Year

A recent Stanford study shows NHA partner-school students continue to outperform their traditional public school peers. They do so by gaining nearly three-and-a-half months of additional learning. NHA also earned the new “gap busters” designation for outstanding progress in eliminating learning disparities for minority and poverty students.
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Where Kids Succeed

Cross Creek Charter Academy outperforms the local district in all subjects on the state test.

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