MUSKEGON, Mich. - WayPoint Academy in Muskegon received recognition for continuous academic improvement and decreasing the achievement gap between student groups, according to The Muskegon Chronicle.

The school was selected for the Title I Distinguished Schools Program by the Michigan Department of Education and will receive an award at a national conference in Nashville, Tenn. One other Michigan school, Campau Park in Grand Rapids, received the honor, The Chronicle reported.

Students at WayPoint Academy increased math proficiency by 25 percent and English Language Arts proficiency by 19 percent from

2005-2006 to 2006-2007. The school opened in 2001 and is chartered by Grand Valley State University, according to The Chronicle.

SOURCE:
The Muskegon Chronicle, "Charter school recognized for achievement," Aug. 4, 2008

FURTHER READING:
Michigan Education Report, "Are charter schools improving student performance? YES," Nov. 17, 2002

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