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Will Carleton Academy provides all children with the opportunities and resources to achieve academic success.

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.

At Will Carleton Academy the wonder and joy of learning are contagious.

  When you step into Will Carleton Academy, Colleen Vogt will probably be one of the first people you meet. Within minutes of talking to her, you will find that Colleen is passionate and committed to WCA and its community.…

We Are in the Top 78 Michigan Public Schools for SAT Scores

The Michigan Department of Education announced its top-performing schools based on SAT scores in 2019. Will Carleton Academy ranked 59th on the list of best SAT scores in Michigan. They were the only public high school in Hillsdale County to…

Meet Our Area Superintendent: Kurt Naber

Meet our new area superintendent, Kurt Naber. He has come to Will Carleton Academy with an enthusiasm for the classical education model.  Kurt has lived a life of serving children in charter schools. He started his career teaching at a…

What Others Are Saying

My son is in the preschool program and I can’t say enough about the staff and school they are so friendly and made us feel at ease with the transition into school. I was so afraid of him coming home crying saying he never wanted to go back but his teacher is the absolute best so caring and nurturing and I couldn’t have hand selected a better teacher for the job! This school is wonderful. I have no worries while he’s there.

Tressa Stukey

"Preschool program is amazing and the structure and consistency of K-12 have made our 2nd grader be the best he can be."

Felicia Ray-Finch



The Board of Directors is scheduled to meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:15 PM. Meetings are held at Will Carleton Academy.

2001 West Hallett Rd.
Hillsdale, MI 49242

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