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Holiday Break

December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020

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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

To Educate
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

To Enrich
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

To Enlighten
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.
Learn More About Enrolling Your Student

Annual Education Report
Board Meeting Notices

National Accreditation 

Annual Education Report
Annual Education Report
Want to learn more?

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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!’
-Cathy K.
‘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.’
-Rob T.
‘My son’s learning needs are met with consideration and respect…making him feel supported, encouraged, and empowered.’
Jennifer S.
‘They welcome parent involvement and always take the time to make sure parents know how their children are doing.’
-Lucy B.
‘Will Carleton Academy strives for excellence, and they inspire their students to strive for the same.’
-Jessica H.
‘We love the individualized education and the clear sense that teachers and staff are rooting for students.’
-Christina M.

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Sending Love to our Healthcare Heroes
April 24, 2020

  Earlier this month our students drew pictures and wrote letters to show Hillsdale Hospital they are in our thoughts! A healthcare worker reached out to thank a parent of our kindergartener who made this beautiful little note. We are in this together. Keep supporting each other and stay positive!    

Hard work shows in our State Index Score
January 10, 2020

We are so proud of our students and staff! Index scores that are created by the State of Michigan measure public school performance in six key areas—student growth, student proficiency, school quality/student success, graduation rate, English learner progress, and assessment participation. Schools receive credit in each area based on the state targets and an overall … Continue reading “Hard work shows in our State Index Score”

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