What if your children could learn in a brand new way that instills rigorous educational fundamentals with an innovative core curriculum along with curiosity, creativity and inspired learning? The Flint Cultural Center Academy is the school that offers students a unique experiential learning education combined with daily activities and programs at the Cultural Center institutions — Flint Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Music, Flint Public Library, Longway Planetarium, Sloan Museum, The Whiting and Applewood. Our new public, nonprofit charter school will serve an estimated 650 students each school year in grades kindergarten through eight and is expected to open in time for the start of the 2019/20 school year.
The Flint Cultural Center Academy will build on the strengths of the Flint Cultural Center institutions to create an experiential learning opportunity that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the region. It also will mark the next step in efforts to strengthen the education continuum in Flint — from cradle to college and career.
In its first year, we will enroll a total of up to 300 students from kindergarten through the fifth grade. The following school year, grade six will be added, then grade seven in year three, and grade eight in year four. At that time, we expect to enroll up to 650 students – kindergarten through 8th grade – each academic year.
Enrollment will be open to students living in Flint, Genesee County and — in accordance with state law for public charter schools — elsewhere in Michigan. If enrollment applications for a particular grade outnumber the available seats, students will be chosen by a lottery system. Information about the application process to enroll a child in the Flint Cultural Center Academy will be available in early February 2019.