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K-12
Public charter
Petoskey, MI
Students enrolled: 296

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2468 Atkins Road
Petoskey, MI 49770

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(231) 439-6800
(231) 439-6803
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May 13, 2014
Our experience at Concord was wonderful until the new director arrived. We were at Concord for 7 years and hoped to graduate our daughter from there, but the school has changed it's entire vision. At the present time I would not recommend this school and are saddened by the changes. How sad when one person can destroy a beautiful school.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2012
I have attended Concord for seven years and found the academics challenge me to achieve more, as well as the freedom and creativity I can express in the arts. I would recommend Concord to anyone. The teachers seek to have a personal relationship with students so we can reach our potential, they are hard working and dedicated to our future. Having it be a K-12 school offers older kids to be positive role models and develop leadership skills. Concord is truly a community atmosphere where everyone is accepted and encouraged to be themselves. It lives up to its standards as a School of Excellence. The arts integration is a strong foundation of our school and I feel like having this has helped reach more students in a ways that exploit individual learning skills.

- submitted by a community member
July 13, 2011
We have called this school home for the past 4 years. However, under the current leadership I have lost faith in the direction and dedication to the original mission statement. At this time it will not be the school for my three children in the future. At one time it was a beautiful environment where the potential of all students was met and most times exceeded....not anymore. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
this is my 6th year also,5th grade is going to be so much fun this year.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 07, 2009
Love the arts-integrated curriculum and small school, family-type learning atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
This is my 5th year at Concord, and I love it because the arts-integrated program allows me to use my creative abilities in all my classes. I think it's the best school in the nation, and I'm happy to be a Concord kid!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 06, 2009
Arts + academics= Concord! Our teachers, parents and students make our school a great place for learning and sharing-thank you!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
A great combination of Arts, Academics, and a caring, friendly environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
The student to teacher ratio is great and they really care about teaching the kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
My four grandchildren looks forward going to Concord Academy-Petosky. They are learning so much and are eager to learn more. Thank you Concord Academy-Petosky. Keep doing the wonderful things that makes this school outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
It's like a great big happy family! Kids learn to treat each other with respect, it has wonderful Arts programs and an excellent academic program. We couldn't ask for more!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Great school! Love the integrated arts and education!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2009
Concord Academy-Petoskey has taught my kids to be creative problem solvers, has prepared them wonderfully for college (one is a sophomore in Engineering @ Univ. of Michigan and one will be a freshman @ Savannah College of Art & Design in the Fall of 2010, has taught them @ their level no matter what 'grade' they were in, has given them the confidence to sing, dance and speak in public and on stage, and most importantly has helped nurture them to be PRODUCTIVE, respectful, honest, unselfish, generous citizens of this democratic, free nation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
An arts-integrated K-12 school that places high nationally for academics as well!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
I love Concord because my daughter loves going to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Concord Academy-Petoskey is a great school! All four of my children attend and really enjoy the curriculum, teachers, and fellow classmates! I am very happy with Concord, all the activities it offers, and the friendly environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Great School! I have never seen my 4 kids happier!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
I love how our school is focused around an arts curriculum. What a great way to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
This is a school that truly cares about the child as a whole. The integration of fine arts just enhances the education my children get, which is the greatest in Northern Michigan!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
The Concord Academy is a wonderful school. The children learn so much more there. The caring and teaching go hand in hand. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Wonderful atmosphere. You can see how passionate the teachers and staff are about the kids and their school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
We are a small fine arts focused charter school with lots of enthusiasm. We have many different families that are able to work together harmoniously towards the goals of educating our children. Our teachers are the best!! They are dedicated, creative, and inspiring. We are so fortunate to have this school in our small town.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
Concord Academy Petoskey actually serves grades K-12. My children have attended Concord for the past three years and we couldn't be happier with the education that they are receiving. The integration of fine arts with academics creates a learning environment that continually challenges them and keeps them excited about school. They are the only kids in their local 'group' who hate summer and look forward to the start of school each year. The teachers and staff are so dedicated to bringing out the best in each child. I feel that I have partners here who really care about more than 'test scores' when they are teaching my children. My thanks to each and every one of them for their input into our lives.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
My Daughter is attending the 5 day Kindergarten at Concord Academy in Petoskey. She loves the teachers, her fellow students and all the activities that they participate in. She is always excited to go to school and learn new things. My three year old can't wait for her turn to go to school too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
We are all proud of our Concord! Kids are encouraged to express themselves. Older kids help younger ones. Kids feel safe and appreciated there. The teachers are the best. My kindergartner is always excited to go to school! That is priceless!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Great school- Something for everyone! Academics and Arts... the best of both.

- submitted by a teacher
June 15, 2009
Teachers are what makes Concord a great place for my kids. I especially appreciate the one-on-one attention our daughter and two sons received from Mrs. Weichmann and Mrs. Munson and Miss Hunter, respectively. Wow! What a difference it has made in their lives. I am so blessed to have my kids at Concord!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 11, 2009
Concord Academy Petoskey just finished its 15 year as a Michigan Charter School. Tremendous odds and obstacles have been overcome in those years because of extraordinary dedication by its founders, administration, teachers, and parents. Concord has consistently performed at or above all other schools in the district and throughout the state of Michigan. Concord Students regularly win local art and writing competitions, and their ACT and MEAP scores are exceptional. The School Board and Administration have a long record of working cooperatively to establish and execute the Mission of the school, become fully compliant with all applicable State and Federal oversight requirements, and to be fiscally sound. We recently introduced Promethean boards, leading edge teaching technology, to the classrooms. Our two children have thrived there, as have many other students with a wide range of capabilities and skills. Charter schools are working in Michigan! Earl Raynal Jr., Parent and School Board Member

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
so much better than the old administration! every student has a voice and a opinion. love the school and what it has become it has highly qualified teachers, and what a difference! wonderful place for kids to grow up!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2009
No child left behind? Then, they aren't counting mine! Concord Academy used to focus on an individualized approach to mastery that gave students multiple path to success. As a result of their arts-integrated, multi-dimensional approach to learning, they had great test scores. Now, they boast 98% compliance with No Child Left Behind, and teach to the test. This is NOT the vision of the founding leadership. Perhaps that is why the founding Director's return to the school was blocked by a School Board we did not elect and DO NOT WANT? The changes in the direction of the school did not come from the parents who CHOSE the difference that WAS Concord Academy. The lack of vision and leadership continues to hurt many children and the families who changed their lives to be part of this school. Sadly, I cannot recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2009
I agree with the last two entries. Four of my children have benefited from the Concord Academy of the past with it's wonderful creed and curriculum plan, but recent leadership mistakes have caused the school's decline. I have heard it called 'Discord Academy' in the community because of the new polarized political environment. Particularly the high school program has been negatively affected.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 25, 2009
Please note that these ratings are probably not from the current year (note the age of most of the comments below). The school is not as great as it's founders wanted it to be. Their focus now is on test scores just like every other school. I still say if you teach the children properly, the test scores will come.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
This once great school is a mere shadow of it's former self. Do not make a choice of this school based on it's past performance. When the founding leaders left the school, everything changed. What was once exemplary is now absurd. Not recommended under the current leadership.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2006
When I moved to this area we were blessed to have a chance to put our daughters in Concord. Over the last three years I have seen a tremendous growth in my childrens' want for learning. The involvement of everyone in the school is awesome! Not one child goes unnoticed when it comes to personal needs and learning styles. You can see the Concord Creed portrayed in everyone, students, teachers, & parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
I see kids at Concord that I know would 'slip through the cracks' in other systems. In my opinion the success of Concord is due to two things. First, each child has contact with artistic media multiple times per day. By enabling all learning styles to be nourished you are allowing each and every child the chance to shine in some area. Positive self-esteem makes for a more contented, involved student as a whole. The second factor contibuting to the Concord's success--and, more importantly, to the success of its students--is the attitude of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual aid that the Concord Creed creates. When you are daily exposed to this small but powerful paragraph of words, it cannot help but seep into your psyche, into your behavior. 'Concord means peace, harmony. Peace in the world begins with me. I am honest, unselfish, kind, considerate, generous, forgiving, respectful. Concord!'

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2004
I am a parent of a fifth grader. We moved to this school when he was in the second grade. As a mother, I am crazy about the dedication of the teachers here at Concord Academy, Petoskey. They teach to the child's ability. And I love the way the core academics are complimented by the fine arts. It is a very well-rounded curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2003
I'm a student at Concord and it is really a great school. My graduating class is made up of 20 people which has its advantages. The teachers are very close to the students which helps you learn more and be more comfortable in classes.

- submitted by a community member
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Concord Academy-Petoskey
2468 Atkins Road, Petoskey, MI  49770
(231) 439-6800
Last modified Concord Academy-Petoskey is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Concord Academy-Petoskey Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top