About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Arbor Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Arbor Academy had 11 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Arbor Academy Reviews
Arbor Academy has a very dedicated staff. The family atmosphere really helps to foster an environment where everyone is involved in educating our children, from teachers to principals to parents and guardians. Many teachers have taken on the added responsibility of creating programs for the kids; for example, a girls on the run team and student council. Arbor Academy is a great choice if you're looking for a school where every child has the ability to succeed!
This is a great school with a strong emphasis on academics! There is a 10 to 1 student/teacher ratio which allows for more individual support. Arbor Academy is an excellent school of choice.
I have taught at Arbor Academy for years now. It is not only a wonderful place to work; but, amazing people are a part of our family. Our students come from all areas in Battle Creek and surrounding areas. They are some of the most amazing students ever! The parents are supportive and are very involved. My co-teachers are caring and work so hard at their job. They aren't the kind of teachers that feel like they go "to work" everyday. They really enjoy going to work with their students each day. I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful family!
I have seen nothing but positive attitudes and rigorous teaching from all staff at Arbor Academy. By collaborating we are able to reach all students at their level and ensure that they make the desired growth in all areas.
While teaching at Arbor Academy I have witnessed teachers showing interest and compassion towards students at a level that I haven't ever seen at any other school. All staff goes above and beyond to make it a safe and conducive environment for learning. I can't imagine teaching at any other school!
We have been extremely pleased with Arbor Academy. The teachers go above and beyond and really want to work with parents. The small class size is perfect (student to teacher ratio is about 10 to 2) especially if you have a child with some type of special needs. We feel our son has gained so much by attending Arbor. What is especially nice is that all the teachers/staff have a genuine interest in helping your child succeed and they all seem to know all the kids - whether they had them in class or not. Wearing uniforms is a plus too - no deciding what to wear every morning!*
My son did AWESOME in this school!!!! He passed his meap test with a 98% in math and 93% in science. The staff is always available to talk and work with you on the needs of your child. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ARBOR ACADEMY!!!!!!!!!!
My son fell behind and this school has the attitude that it is not their problem and that I have to deal with getting him up to speed. Parent/teacher relationships do not exist after the 3rd grade. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!