Charter Academy placed first beating out nearly 70 other charter schools at a
competition held at Grand Valley State University’s Learning Network on March
Heritage Academy schools placed in first, second, and third place.
For the contest, the schools were divided into three cohorts: K-6
(Detroit), 6-12 (Detroit), and K-12 (West Michigan).
Only the top three schools in each category
received a prize.
In the K-6
category for Detroit area schools, South Canton won first place ($2,500), Metro
placed second ($1,500), and Achieve placed third ($1,000). Excel placed third
($1,000) in the K-6 category for West Michigan.
The schools were asked to design and implement an instructional model to
use in classrooms this school year. Schools that showed the strongest evidence
of this won financial assistance from the GVSU CSO to continue their efforts.
“These schools created magnificent
portfolios of their work defining, developing, and implementing instructional
models throughout this school year,” GVSU officials wrote on the office’s Facebook
page. “Great job to these schools and all other teams that participated in this
year's Learning Network.”