Lake Michigan Academy

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CEO Message:

Lake Michigan Academy was founded in 1985 by a group of parents who were seeking an educational alternative for their bright and dynamic children who were not flourishing in traditionally designed schools. Some of the parents were sending their children to boarding schools in other states, some were trying to work with their local schools. All of them were frustrated yet determined to create an environment where their children could flourish, grow, and reach their maximum potential. Each year, our dedicated team of teachers, parents, and administrators transform the lives of students who attend Lake Michigan Academy. Our students learn differently and require sophisticated and intentional instructional strategies that both remediate and work around their various learning differences, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and ADHD.
As our students’ academic skills improve, their confidence blossoms.
We continue to grow and help students who reside in the greater Grand Rapids area. We are experiencing a record number of parents who call us for guidance and information on our unique program. This year, we reorganized our administrative structure, so it will augment our students’ growth in an even more powerful way. We now have a Dean of Academics who will work closely with our teachers and the curriculum they use to drive their instruction. We have also added a Dean of Students who will develop new and exciting programs and experiences for our students, including after-school programs and various special events throughout the year. Our hardworking administration team and our dedicated teachers are here to assist you as you explore ways to best help your child.
We invite you to visit our program, take a tour of our building, and talk with our students about their experiences. With education plans based on research methodology, custom tutoring options, and a devoted faculty, Lake Michigan Academy is proving that learning differences do not have to hinder a child’s learning experience. Please reach out to us and find out why hundreds of students have found success with our program as they learned that, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey
Nanette Clatterbuck, CEO
Lake Michigan Academy
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