Students working in Ag Science class
Student at career fair
FFA at convention
FFA Student at convention
2019 Volleyball team
Student Bee Keeping Project Bees
Student Bee Keeping Project Honey
2019 Middle School Girls Basketball
2019 Boys Varsity Basketball Team
Girls Varsity Volleyball Team 2018
Countryside FFA students at Fair
Class of 2018 Graduates standing in hallway
Countryside Academy by the pond
Cheerleaders at game
Aerial Countryside Photo
2017 Michigan Fruit and Vegetable Expo
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Charter School Information

Charter schools provide an alternative to other public schools, they are part of the public education system and are not allowed to charge tuition. Charter schools are opened and attended by choice. Some charter schools provide a curriculum that specializes in a certain field — e.g., arts, agriculture, mathematics, or vocational training. Others attempt to provide a better and more efficient general education than nearby public schools. Charter school students take state-mandated exams. 


Some charter schools are founded by teachers, parents, or activists who feel restricted by traditional public schools. Charters schools  are often established by non-profit groups, universities, and some government entities.  Countryside Academy is chartered by Central Michigan University. The schools are non-profit, in the same way that public schools are.


For additional information please visit:

Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA)

The Center for Charter Schools: Central Michigan University