Creative Technologies Academy is pleased to announce the reauthorization of its charter with Ferris State University for five years through June 30, 2019. The University’s Charter School Office conducted an intensive reauthorization review in September of last year in anticipation of the expiring contract of June 30, 2014. A written report of that review was issued in March of this year. The report includes evaluations of the Academy’s Strategic Planning, Mission, Vision, and Core Values, Governance, School Improvement, Financial Viability, and School Culture. The Academy achieved an overall score of 466.2 points out of 500 (93.24%) and was categorized as “Exceeds Standards.” A copy of the Reauthorization Review is available for review at the Academy’s central office at 350 Pine Street, Cedar Springs, Michigan.
The Ferris State University Board of Trustees approved the reauthorization of the Academy’s charter this spring and the Academy received its new contract at the end of June. “I am pleased with our school’s evaluation under rigorous accountability standards. With recent media reports that paint schools in a negative light I think it is important for our community to know that it is served by a public school academy that is transparent, focused on continuous improvement, and is a partner with the community in the educational process,” said Dan George, CTA School Leader. “I do not view our school as a competitor to traditional public schools. We are a partner with the other schools in our area. We all want the same things – a better education for our children and a better community for them to live in. I am blessed to have a wonderful staff, and I’m blessed with friends and colleagues in other schools that partner with us to serve children.”