YPSILANTI, Mich., Nov. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a
Michigan charter school is
celebrating a major milestone, marking two decades serving the
Ypsilanti community. South Arbor
Charter Academy, a free public charter school, managed by National
Heritage Academies, is celebrating its 20th anniversary
with an event, themed "looking back for the future."
South Arbor currently serves nearly 800 students in grades Young
5s- through eighth-grade. Since opening its doors in 1999, over
1,200 students have graduated from the school, creating a lasting,
positive impact on the area.
"South Arbor has changed our surrounding community through the
years by providing a high-quality education for the students who we
serve," said Kim Bondy, principal of
South Arbor Charter Academy. "Our students come from a variety of
local school districts, and our families experience a positive
environment of learning that sets students up for success in high
school and beyond."
Over the past 20 years, South Arbor has built a strong
foundation of academic success, making major strides in recent
years. Most recently, South Arbor outperformed its closest schools
and the state in 100% of grades and subjects and has outperformed
its local district in 83% of grades and subjects.
These achievements do not go unrecognized, the school was a
recipient of the 2018 National Heritage Academies' Eagle Awards
School of Excellence Award, which honors NHA schools with superior
The school is holding a student assembly at the end of the
school day on Nov. 8 to celebrate the
occasion, followed by an open house in the evening for alumni,
current and former staff members, and board members.
"The kindergarten- through eighth-grade experience in our
building creates a family feeling and adds continuity through the
years," said Bondy.
In addition to the strong academic program at South Arbor, the
school offers a unique Moral Focus curriculum, focusing on teaching
students to be well-rounded individuals by incorporating virtues
like respect, compassion, and perseverance into daily lessons.
About South Arbor Charter Academy:
South Arbor Charter
Academy is a free, public charter school serving students in
kindergarten- through eighth-grade in the Ypsilanti area. For more information, visit
SOURCE National Heritage Academies