Bradford Academy

About

Enrolling your child at Bradford Academy is the right choice!

When you enter the doors of Bradford Academy, you will notice an academy that takes learning seriously, but properly balances their rigorous curriculum and high expectations with a family-like environment. Students and staff work together to ensure educational, characteristic and academic growth.

Students from the northwest region of Wayne County and the southwest region of Oakland County attend Bradford Academy’s tuition-free, prekindergarten through 12th-grade school. Serving more than 1,400 students, totaling over 900 families; they can be confident that their children are learning in a safe environment with teachers who truly care about children’s success.

At Bradford Academy, the top priority has always remained the same – the students. Building a sense of “family” is crucial because a family leans on each other and helps lift each other up. They trust and find ways to build relationships with everyone who steps through their doors. Bradford is a collaborative and supportive Academy that values relationships among staff, students, parents, and the community. Bradford Academy also provides students with technology integration learning, a well-rounded education, a safe learning environment and multiple athletics programs.

About Charter Schools

Charter schools extend the privilege of choice to all families. They provide options for parents and students in pursuing their ideal educational experience. Charter schools are open to all children, free of charge, who are eligible to attend traditional public schools in the state of Michigan. Charter schools are governed by a local Board of Directors and are required to meet, and often exceed, the standards of its Authorizer and the State Board of Education.

Charter schools are governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Academy’s Authorizer. Bylaws of the Board of Directors outline its role and responsibilities. Some charter schools employ an education service provider/management company to provide executive leadership and management services. Other charter schools choose to go in alone with the Board and Academy Director.

Children attending charter schools benefit from small class sizes, high academic standards and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Charter schools are organized by a founding group that is passionate about the basic tenets of the curriculum. Enthusiasm for the school is contagious. Board members, staff members, parents, students and community members are attracted to the charter school because their interests coincide with the charter school’s educational program and special themes.

Charter schools have to be responsive to parents’ concerns because they operate in a free market. Parents literally make the choice to send their children to the magnet or theme school. Parents also typically transport their children to school, which means parents have a stronger connection and more actively communicate with the faculty and staff.