NMU Charter School Office Open Applications

The NMU Charter School Office will have an open application cycle this summer for new charter
schools, with a fall 2015 targeted opening. The application window will begin at 12:00 p.m.
on Monday, June 23, 2014 and close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014. Full story

Upper Peninsula Charter Schools
studentsNorth Star Academy is located in Marquette, Mich. It became a public school academy chartered by NMU in 1997. Recently North Star Academy students helped native plant restoration. Learn more, Marquette Mining Journal.   BahwetingBahweting Anishnabe is located in Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich. Bahweting Anishnabe currently has 458 students. For a list of the school's upcoming events and its annual report, visit the Bahweting Anishnabe website.
News and Information

Young Wildcat Scholars

The Young Wildcat Scholars is an annual event bringing together sixth graders from all of the NMU charter schools. The students and chaperones spend several days on campus taking academic classes and attending large group activities. This college experience provides the students a better understanding of higher education and what Northern Michigan University has to offer. More than 200 students attended in 2013.

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What Is A Charter School? 

Visit the frequently asked questions page for more information about public school academies. The link has answers for parents, teachers and students. 

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Contact Us

The NMU Charter School Office is located at 198 Whitman Hall, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI. 

Bahweting Anishnabe
Bahweting Anishnabe currently has 458 students and is located in Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich. For a list of the school's upcoming events and its annual report, visit the Bahweting Anishnabe website.
Burton Glen
students on exercise ballsBurton Glen Charter Academy serves grades K-8 and has 682 students. It is located in Burton, Mich. which is just five miles from Flint. Students at Burton Glen are utilizing exercise balls to sit on in class instead of standard chairs. This will help them dispel energy and allow the students to concentrate on their classwork and studies. 
Experiencia Preparatory Academy

The newest Northern Michigan University charter school is Experiencia Preparatory Academy, which opened this fall in Detroit. Experiencia Preparatory Academy focuses on applied learning within the Detroit community, using business and organizational partnerships.

Nah Tah Wahsh

Nah Tah Wahsh PSA is located in Wilson, Mich. and serves grades K-12. For news and information about the school, sign up for the student newsletter.

North Star
North Star Academy is located in Marquette, Mich. and serves grades K-12 and was established in 1997. North Star offers parents and students a small, personalized and project based learning environment.
South Pointe Scholars

Opened in 2012, the newest of NMU's charter schools is South Pointe Scholars Charter Academy. It is located in Ypsilanti, Mich. and grades K-8 are offered. Read this AnnArbor.com article about the new school.

Walton Charter Academy

walton charter schoolWalton Charter Academy is located in Pontiac, Mich. Walton serves grades K-8, has about 807 students and was established in 1999. The school was recently designated a School of Excellence. To see a video of the ceremony, visit the school's website.