Engaged. Empowered. Excellence.
After more than five years of research, planning and development by educators and parents, Three Oaks Public School Academy opened in 2003 with 90 students and now houses 350 students. Three Oaks Public School Academy is managed by Choice Schools Associates and is authorized by Bay Mills Community College to offer kindergarten through fifth-grade education for a maximum enrollment of 425 students.
How is Three Oaks Public School Academy unique?
The fundamental belief of TOPSA is that all children are capable of achieving excellence in their academic endeavors and can be prepared for active citizenship in their communities. We empower all students with the academic knowledge and skills, work habits, and character traits to gain access to the American Dream.
TOPSA believes that mastery of curriculum will be achieved by extensive hands-on activities, project-based learning, and cooperative learning activities. Unlike traditional public schools, text books are used as resources, not as the sole source for student learning.
In addition, the Academy Board stands firm for safe, secure schools and has implemented a detailed discipline structure and behavior rubric designed to apply individualized prevention of discipline issues, yet maintain consistency of consequences.
Organization for Student Learning
Three Oaks Public School Academy is organized as K-5 self contained classrooms. Resource room teachers are also available to provide specialized assistance to students—as well as other personnel capable of making students’ experiences at TOPSA positive and productive.
Special education programs are delivered in compliance with federal and state laws. Students that come to TOPSA with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) are welcome and are assured that the school will provide a free, appropriate education program using an inclusion model for providing services.
Qualified Teachers Design Individual Plans to Meet the Needs of Students
We are proud of our highly qualified teaching staff and their ability to recognize the needs of each student! Teachers work with each student and his or her parents to create an individual student learning plan that:
- Identifies the student’s learning style strengths using the multiple intelligences
- Sets individual goals
- Develops strategies
- Identifies responsibilities
- Provides methods of evaluation
Three Oaks is a community school of excellence that provides an opportunity for all Muskegon area children to be engaged and empowered learners.
Three Oaks Public School Academy will educate and inspire all students to be ethical, well-prepared and confident citizens who lead in our community and fulfill their dreams.
Bay Mills Community College (BMCC) is the authorizer for Three Oaks Public School Academy. As the authorizer, BMCC provides oversight of the charter contract and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations. BMCC appoints the Board of Directors and provides training sessions for the Board.
The Charter Office of Bay Mills Community College supports the educational choices and opportunities for all children in the State of Michigan, regardless of their race, national heritage, culture and/or economic status. As such, BMCC ensures that academic goals are being met.
Bay Mills Community College is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s historic Eastern Upper Peninsula. It is the only accredited tribal college east of the Mississippi River. Diverse ages, backgrounds and individual goals make the student population of BMCC unique. BMCC’s faculty is committed to providing excellence in education to both traditional and non-traditional students.
For more information about Bay Mills Community College please visit its web site at www.bmcc.org.
Choice Schools Associates
For more than a decade, Choice Schools Associates (CSA) has carried out its mission to empower every child with the knowledge, skills, character, and work ethic to achieve the American Dream.
CSA 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 and secure learning environment.
CSA 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 CSA is its exceptional people who provide services to children, parents and families at every school it manages. This recognition, coupled with its emphasis on achievement of Academy Board goals and CSA standards, makes CSA a truly unique school management company.
To learn more visit www.choiceschools.com.