Concepts That Are Transforming Education
Blended and Cyber
Both blended and cyber learning offer students an education that fits their needs while allowing for an individualized pace to accommodate their unique learning styles and strengths.
Providing real-world experience while mastering different subject areas, project-based learning is utilized in several CMU-authorized charter public schools giving students an advantage as they progress into their professional life.
Themed curriculum engages students in specialized areas, such as the environment, agriculture, technology and entrepreneurship, that are used as a platform for development in other subjects.
Individualized Approaches to Fit Student Needs
Schools follow an education model that focuses on the child learning as an individual who is responsible for their own actions while incorporating hands-on learning activities and promoting collaboration and community.
School Calendar Options
Some schools provide options for an extended track with the same number of credits spread throughout the entire calendar year or an accelerated track allowing for additional credits over a summer and complete school early. The concept of a balanced calendar is being added at some schools as well to move away from the traditional summer break and spread breaks throughout the year.
Strict Discipline Academy
In the CMU portfolio, ACE Academy is a strict discipline academy collaborating with Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services to serve the educational needs of students who have been placed in residential and community-based treatment programs. The academy re-engages students in learning through highly customized learning plans designed around career and college-readiness pathways.
Life Skills Focus
In the CMU portfolio, Macomb Academy serves students with special education needs who range in age from 18 to 26 years old. They offer the opportunity for students to receive an education and job training that will prepare them to live and work in their community.