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​​We are a free public charter school. Seats are filling fast, so apply today​!

Why Fortis Academy?

Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, Fortis Academy is a school like no other – one that can lead to a lifetime of success. We set high standards, make expectations clear, and provide a safe and emotionally secure learning environment. In addition, we focus on real-world skills, problem solving, and how to be a good citizen. Our exceptional teachers meet students at their ability level and challenge them to go beyond. Our students also draft a social contract that reinforces their commitment to their school, their teacher, and each other.

"I love the environment! I like how they teach the students to be accountable for their actions and the morals and values that they instill in them. " - Fortis Academy Parent
Top Reasons Parents Send Their Children To Our School: *
1 Teachers are great at communicating with parents.
2 Children receive individual attention and instruction.
3 The curriculum provides moral focus as well as academics.
* Based on actual 2013 surveys administered to parents of kids who were returning to Fortis Academy

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Adam RiccintoThu - May 21
Join your Ypsilanti Symphony THIS SATURDAY for our 1st ever fun run fund-raiser followed by our annual FREE concert at Riverside Park near Depot Town. Run starts at 12:15pm and concert at 2pm. Patriotic pops featuring Saz and Laz of the acclaimed children's group Gemini. Music and fun for the entire family, and did we mention it was FREE? Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and head on down to Riverside. Details below. Oh, yeah, and it's FREE!
The Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce our "Afternoon at the Park" family-friendly day hosted by the YSO, Saturday, May 23rd. This will begin with the First Annual 1 Mile Kazoo Fun Run at Frog Island Park, Ypsilanti and close with the YSO FREE Season Finale Concert at 2:00pm in adjacent Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Here is some more detailed info: 12:15 PM Sign In/Registration; 1:00 PM Start Cross the Finish Line & Earn Your Kazoo 1:30 PM Kazoo March to Riverside Park 2:00 PM Enjoy the FREE YSO Season Finale Featuring Gemini Music for Children & Families Kazoo Fun Run Registration $10.00 for Individual $30.00 for Family To Register Visit: YSO Season Finale Tickets - FREE Thanks to the generosity and support of Gemini & Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission
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Schoolwide Open House at Fortis Academy
Jun 04, 2015 8:30AM - 9:30AM@Fortis Academy

Please join us for our Open House any time between 8:30am and 10:00am to receive and learn about all of the latest information on one of the best K-8 academic schools available in Ypsilanti for all students in grades Kindergarten through 8th. We will have light refreshments for all attendees, answers to all of your questions about Fortis Academy’s college prep curriculum, and a guided tour of our beautiful campus that offers a safe, secure and calm, organized environment to maximize the customized learning tailored to the individual needs of each Fortis Academy student. This is your opportunity to "see our students in action". RSVP online at your convenience or for more information, contact Student Recruitment Specialist, Patti El-Amin 734-395-8818. Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you on the 4th of June for this Open House for all new families.

Popsicles on the Playground - Kindergarten
Jul 16, 2015 5:30PM - 7:00PM@Fortis Academy

Calling all Kindergarteners (and parents)! Please join us for free ice treats right out of the old fashioned freezers and all of the latest and greatest information on Fortis Academy while your student (s) play on our playground. We will have free guided tours of our outstanding K-8 school, you will meet the Kindergarten teachers and Dean, make new friends, this is also a great time to turn in your paperwork. Our Student Recruitment Specialist, Patti El-Amin will be on hand to guide you through the application process to reserve your seat for your student (s) while they are still available. Please RSVP for this event online or just show up and grab a free ice treat as you learn all about our free, college prep curriculum. We can't wait to see you!

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