Welcome to Detroit Merit Charter Academy - Outperforming the District for 13 Years!
We never set limits on how much your child can achieve. At Detroit Merit we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best. We shape instruction to build on the strengths and abilities of each child and make moral focus lessons part of every school day. Our students not only excel but thrive. A study done by Stanford University reveals that our students outperform their peers from surrounding schools by a remarkable 3.5 months each year.I'm Ready to Apply I Want to Learn More
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Now Accepting Applications
Detroit Merit Charter Academy is accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year! Secure your child's seat today.
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Advanced Learning Program
We offer advanced learning opportunities for top-performing students who are ready to progress beyond grade level.
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.Learn More About Stanford's Study
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.Learn More About Charter Schools
At a Glance
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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 College Program, college advisors, electives, clubs, sports, and so much more.Learn More About Center Line Prep
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What Detroit Merit Charter Academy Parents Are Saying
"Detroit Merit Charter Academy is a great school for my daughter. The education she is receiving from her teachers is awesome!"
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