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We're Ranked the #4 Charter Elementary School

South Arbor Charter Academy has outperformed the district on the state test for 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.


South Arbor Charter Academy is a top five charter school.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks South Arbor as a Top Five Charter School

South Arbor Charter Academy is ranked one of 2024's Top Five Best Elementary Charter Schools and Top Five Best Charter Middle Schools in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report.
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Awards and Accolades

South Arbor ranked a top five charter school by Niche

Niche Ranking

South Arbor Charter Academy was named a Top Five Charter Elementary and Middle School in Michigan by Niche, an organization that specializes in data and rankings. South Arbor's Elementary and Middle Schools were ranked fourth among charter schools in the Michigan, second in the Detroit area, and were given an overall grade of A+.

Parents love Achieve Charter Academy

Praise from Parents

"I like that South Arbor offers a challenging curriculum. I appreciate the teachers and deans taking the time to make adjustments to aid my child in succeeding." - South Arbor Charter Academy Parent

Achieve is a Michigan Rewards School

Reward School

South Arbor Charter Academy was recognized as a Michigan Reward School by the Michigan Department of Education for the 2022-23 school year.

Achieve earns grade A for proficiency and growth.

2022-23 School Letter Grade

South Arbor Charter Academy earned an A letter grade in proficiency, growth, and peer-to-peer comparison according to the 2022-23 Michigan School Grades System.

Plymouth Scholars received an Eagle Award from National Heritage Academies.

Student Enrollment Eagle Award Recipient

National Heritage Academies awarded South Arbor Charter Academy the Student Enrollment Eagle Award for the 2022-23 school year. This award recognizes our strong enrollment, which speaks to the popularity of our school. 
South Arbor is in the top 3 percent

We're in the Top 3%

South Arbor Charter Academy is ranked in the top 3% of all schools in Michigan according to the 2023 Michigan School Index.

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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South Arbor 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. South Arbor 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.

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Where Kids Succeed

South Arbor Charter Academy outperforms the local district in all subjects on the state test.

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