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Welcome to Detroit Merit Charter Academy - Outperforming the District for 14 Years!

At Detroit Merit Charter Academy, we understand the safety of your child is paramount. Our school is more than just an educational institution; it is a safe haven where your child can thrive and grow. We are committed to ensuring every student feels supported and protected, both physically and emotionally, fostering a sense of stability and community. Your child is not just a student – they are part of a family that values their well-being and is dedicated to their success.

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Detroit Merit Charter Academy is a top 6 Detroit-area charter school.

Charter Schools in Detroit Continue to Outperform Traditional Public Schools

Charter schools outperform conventional public schools in Detroit despite getting less money. And many are performing as well as the best open enrollment schools in Michigan. 

The best open-enrollment middle schools in Detroit are charter schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Michigan middle schools. Detroit Merit Charter Academy ranks in the top six.
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We Are a Charter School

Are you seeking a "private" school education with the no-cost benefit of a public school? If so, you're in the right place. Detroit Merit Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school open to all children who live in Michigan.

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A Seamless K-12 Education

At Detroit Merit Charter Academy, we're able to provide our students with a seamless K-12 educational experience. After graduating from Detroit Merit, they can transition to Center Line Preparatory Academy, also a National Heritage Academies charter school. Center Line Prep offers advanced placement courses, dual enrollment opportunities, an Early Middle College Program, college advisors, electives, clubs, sports, and so much more.
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NHA Shines: Stanford 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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