Our Authorizer & Education Service Provider


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Authorizing excellent schools is the focus of the Oakland University Office of Public School Academies. Their strategic priority is to ensure that each Academy provides quality education to its students, utilizes sound governing policies and fulfills its fiscal and legal responsibilities. OU authorized its first charter school in October 1996 and since then has opened eight more charter schools, with a combined enrollment of almost 6,000 students in the Metro Detroit area.

Oakland University authorizes schools that complement its own mission and goals. Among those primary objectives are to:

  • Educate a diverse body of students
  • Maintain quality academic programs
  • Develop/implement innovative instructional strategies and demonstrations of learning
  • Increase community outreach and collaborations
  • Engage in continuous planning and evaluation for self-assessment

For more information on Oakland University, and their charter school office, visit their website.

Education Service Provider

Four Corners Montessori Academy excels, in great part, because of its managing partner, Choice Schools Associates. Choice is a family-owned, Michigan based education service provider with a team that is passionate about your child receiving the best education they possibly can.

For over two decades Choice Schools Associates has carried out its mission to partner with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission. Choice provides Michigan charter schools with exceptional assistance in all aspects of school management while striving to meet three fundamental and unchanging standards: significantly improve students’ academic achievement; delight parents and ensure high levels of satisfaction; and create a safe, secure learning environment.

Choice customizes its services to meet the unique needs of each academy and works diligently to ensure that the Academy Board’s vision is carried out. The strength of Choice is its exceptional people who provide services to children, parents, and families at every school it manages. This recognition, coupled with its emphasis on the achievement of Academy Board goals and Choice’s standards, makes Choice a truly unique education service provider.

Choice’s Mission:
We partner with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission.

Choice’s Vision:
In our communities, everyone thrives. #EveryoneThrivesHere