Northern Michigan’s five public school academies (charter schools) offer a wide variety of learning and teaching environments.
Two of the schools have a focus on Native American culture: Bahweting Anishnabe and Nah Tah Wahsh in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The third U.P. school is North Star Academy, which focuses on academic service learning.
Both of NMU’s Lower Peninsula schools, Burton Glen and Walton, are located on the southeast side of the state and are operated by National Heritage Academies. National Heritage Academies touts a four-pillar philosophy: academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership and student responsibility.
Along with providing education to its students, these schools provide an excellent opportunity for hands-on classroom experience for NMU’s hundreds of elementary and secondary education majors. This immersion is invaluable to these future teachers as they prepare for their student teaching experiences and professional careers.
If you would like more information about one of NMU’s charter schools or about charter schools in general, please contact us at 906-227-6600.