Will Carleton Academy is a K-12 tuition-free public charter school in Hillsdale, Michigan founded in 1998. Will Carleton Academy devotes itself to serving the community as a charter school where parents can choose a traditional curriculum and educational atmosphere that is committed to both the intellectual development and the character formation of the students.
Our Mission Is
- Back-to-basics curriculum
- K-8th-Core Knowledge Sequence
- 9th-12th: Michigan Merit/College Preparatory Curriculum
- Small classroom sizes at all grade levels
- Emphasis on character education
- Highest-achieving public school in Hillsdale County
- Top 50 SAT scores in the State of Michigan
- Advanced Placement class offerings on demand
- Dual Enrollment, Early/Middle College, and Vocational-Technical Programs
- Extensive extracurricular offerings at all grade levels
- Diverse field trip opportunities, including foreign travel
- MHSAA-sanctioned athletics in all three seasons
- Orderly, disciplined environment
- Focus on the whole child, with the goal of helping to mold outstanding citizens
- K-12th Art and Music curriculum
- 4th-12th French curriculum
- Monthly Core Virtues instruction
Why Choose a Charter School?
A charter school, by definition, is a school of choice. Because of this, parents play an important role in every part of their child’s education. Our small size allows more one-on-one attention and the ability to tailor our curriculum to meet each child’s educational needs. Our faculty and staff are committed to nurturing the whole child, fostering the safe and respectful environment where learning can best occur.
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What families are saying about Will Carleton Academy
"Our kids are thriving at WCA, and that is very important to us. Thank you, WCA, for making a great place to educate our kids!"
"While I firmly believe our children's development starts at home, I truly feel that WCA is an extension of my home in raising my kids to become good people."
"My son's learning needs are met with consideration and respect...making him feel supported, encouraged, and empowered."
"They welcome parent involvement and always take the time to make sure parents know how their children are doing."
"Will Carleton Academy strives for excellence, and they inspire their students to strive for the same."
"We love the individualized education and the clear sense that teachers and staff are rooting for students."
Will Carleton Academy senior Annabelle Springborn was one of two area seniors to receive academic tuition assistance from Hillsdale Hospital last week. The hospital received several applications for this year’s scholarships. This scholarship will enable Annabelle to pursue a degree in nursing at Siena Heights University. “This scholarship is a great opportunity for me … Continue reading “Tuition assistance helps Will Carleton Academy senior pursue a nursing degree”
March 27, 2019
Whatever you have planned for spring break, we hope you have a blast. Whether you are relaxing on a beach in Florida or enjoying a staycation, below is a list of ideas to rejuvenate and refresh over the next week! Take a walk outside and enjoy the fresh air. Read a book. Meet up with … Continue reading “Hip Hip Hooray! It’s almost Spring Break!”