About Merritt Academy

About Us

Merritt Academy Mission Statement

“The mission of Merritt Academy is to instill in its students academic excellence, character development, a love for lifelong learning, and service to others.”

Merritt Academy Vision Statement

Our vision is that students leave school with a set of moral values - honesty, integrity, good judgment, and respect for others - and also a comprehensive set of skills and a desire for knowledge in reading, writing, mathematics, science, arts, technology and health including developing a strong self-esteem and high personal expectations.

We value the partnership which exists between school, parents, and community and the part it plays in realizing this vision.

Annual Education Report Letter to Parents

Annual Education Report for Merritt Academy

About Merritt Academy

Merritt Academy strives to be a full service institution for the families it serves by being a referral source to outside social, emotional or psychological support programs. Merritt Academy develops strong personal relationships with parents through written communications, phone calls and parent/teacher conferences. Merritt Academy monitors attendance and make personal contacts with the home when this becomes an issue of concern. Merritt Academy offers after school tutorial and enrichment programs for students. Merritt Academy, through The Romine Group, LLC (T.R.G.), (its management company), will be part of a consortium of Public School Academies in Southeast Michigan that provides special educational services to students in need. Merritt Academy will offer a variety of after school sports activities and encourage older students to participate in at least one of their own choice. Merritt Academy serves a culturally diverse population with an anti-bias curriculum.

Please note new school hours for 2013-2014.  School begins at 7:45 and ends at 3:15.

Merritt Academy’s Preschool is now enrolling children ages 2.5 – 4 years of age. Call for more details!

 

            1.         Statement of Web Accessibility Policy

The delivery of accessible Web-based and digital information is an integral part of the educational mission and service provided by Merritt Academy to its student and prospective student population, and all parents, staff, and third party guests and visitors.  This policy affirms the Academy’s standards for accessibility of information through its Website and its commitment to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and their implementing regulations.

Merritt Academy has adopted the web accessibility standards and guidelines contained in the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) (current version 2.0) to evaluate and determine user accessibility of its Website content, including by users with visual, hearing, or manual impairments or who otherwise may require adaptive assistance technology to access information.

The Merritt Academy Website will include a statement in plain text informing users with disabilities to contact the Academy’s Web Accessibility Coordinator to report any difficulty or issues in accessing content or information within the Website, including email and phone contact information.

            2.         Web Accessibility Coordinator

The Merritt Academy Web Accessibility Coordinator is responsible for the monitoring and oversight of the Academy’s compliance with this policy. 

The Merritt Academy Web Accessibility Coordinator is:

  • Phil Maurey, Director of Technology
  • c/o Merritt Academy
  • 59900 Havenridge Road
  • New Haven, MI 48048
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone:  (586) 731-5300

 

This policy will be updated whenever the Academy appoints a successor Web Accessibility Coordinator.

 

            3.         Procedures

These procedures implement the Merritt Academy Web Accessibility Policy.

a.   The Academy’s priority is to provide users of its Website with accessible content and information in an accessible format.  Content and information may include text, images, videos, or other digital materials.

b.   Merritt Academy IT staff are the primary developers, creators, and/or reviewers of content and information posted on its Website. 

c.   Prior to the posting of any content or information on the Merritt Academy Website, IT staff will evaluate such content for any accessibility issues to ensure that the posting is in compliance with this policy.  Staff is expected to raise any questions related to content accessibility with the Web Accessibility Coordinator prior to posting. Staff will utilize relevant accessibility tools such as automated and/or using testing, assessment using the WCAG 2.0 checklist guidelines and the Title II Checklist for Website Accessibility for State and Local Governments, and, depending on the circumstances, expert counseling. 

d.   Merritt Academy will inform any third party contracted to provide Web content, or any other resource authorized to provide the same, of the terms and conditions of this policy prior to the engagement or request for services.  All third parties providing services to the Academy either through engagement or request are to affirm that they have reviewed this policy and understand its application to the development of any Web content provided to the Academy. 

e.   All third-party provided content that is made available on the Academy’s Website regardless of whether contracted for, requested, or otherwise utilized by the Academy through any open source or shared media, must afford equal opportunity to the educational benefits and/or information to all users afforded by the technology utilized for such content.

f.    Terms.  The following terms are defined under this policy:

i.    Accessibility.  For purpose of this policy the term accessibility means that a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services from the Academy’s Website as a person without a disability with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as equally and independently as a person without a disability.

ii.   Accessible format.  Accessible format means that the structure and composition of digital information, documents, and applications are readable and usable by people with disabilities, using assistive technologies, and/or special configurations for user agents.  Webpages, including those in archive status (e.g. no longer actively posted but subject to records retention requirements) that are specifically requested to be made accessible as an accommodation for an individual with a disability shall be made accessible or an equally effective alternative must be provided as soon as possible, but in any event no longer than within 15 business days of the request being received by the Academy. 

            4.         Training and Accessibility Audits.

a.   Training.  The Web Accessibility Coordinator will facilitate annual training on the application of this policy, legal compliance, and related Website accessibility subjects.  All Academy staff responsible for development, maintenance, and management of the Academy’s Website and content posted therein are required to attend this training.   

b.   Accessibility Audit.  The Academy, under the oversight of its Web Accessibility Coordinator, will perform an accessibility audit of its Website every three years.  Any issues related to accessibility, including providing content in an accessible format, disclosed through the audit will be documented and evaluated.  If an accessibility issue must be remedied, the Academy will work to remedy it as soon as practicable based on its available resources.  If an accessibility issue is not capable of being addressed within 15 business days, the reason for extending the timeline and an anticipated timeline for completion is to be documented.

            5.         Reporting Violations

Any user of the Academy’s Website may contact the Academy’s Web Accessibility Coordinator to report any difficulties accessing information or other concerns, or to report of a potential violation of the accessibility standards used by the Academy.

Merritt Academy Charter Preschool | Early Childhood Programs

  • 4 year old Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Program- Must be 4 on or before September 1, 2017.  If your child’s birthday falls between September 2, 2017 and December 1, 2017, you may apply for a waiver.  For qualifications or details on the program, please see the director.  GSRP is based on income and the number of people per household. 
  • Free Full-Day Kindergarten Program- Must be 5 on or before September 1, 2017. If your child’s birthday falls between September 2, 2017 and December 1, 2017, you may apply for a waiver.  *Class size limited to 24 children.

Please see the attachments below for details about our programs:

For more information, please contact us at:

Merritt Academy
59900 Havenridge Rd
New Haven, MI 48048
(586) 749-6000

College Focused Academics

"At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat."


Arts and Student Passions

"Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?"


School Community

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."


Character Counts

"At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat."

Merritt Academy Charter School Reviews | Merritt Academy Testimonials

"My daughter attends this school and it is excellent. The education is top notch and the staff are wonderful. My other children will be attending when they are old enough. I highly recommend this school to anyone seeking a caring environment with an excellent academic structure." - Merritt Academy Parent

"Merritt Academy is a terrific learning institution. The staff provides a good balance of caring and discipline while giving the students a superior education. We are very pleased with the education our children are receiving. We are certain that the education they are receiving is providing them with a strong base for higher education and a positive future!" - Merritt Academy Parent

"I went to Merritt Academy my whole school career and I wouldn't change that for the world. It's a nice small school environment that grows every year. There is lots of personal one on one with the teachers and the office staff has always been so kind. It's a perfect school for people like me who don't like being in environments with too many people where you only know a few people. Everyone knows everyone there, which yes could be quite annoying at some points, but its also perfect because it's like you always have a friend somewhere on campus. I would recommend Merritt Academy to anybody looking for a good school." - Merritt Academy Alumni

"Due to the small size of Merritt Academy, teachers are invested personally in their students. Those who take the initiative to ask questions and to get themselves help are rewarded by the teachers' commitment to their pupils. The majority of teachers make a point of integrating life skills and real world examples of the lessons into curriculum. The bonds that some students form with these teachers cannot be expressed in a review, they often become life-long mentors to the students of Merritt Academy." - High School Senior

"I love everything about this school." - Merritt Academy Parent

"I love this school, they have one of the most caring, helpful staff I've know, especially the office. Miss Rosie is like the school Mom, Nurse, caregiver. She cares about all the student's goes out of her way for each and everyone one, she truly puts her heart into her work. We been through a lot the last couple of years and this school and ALL the staff has done so much to help and support. My son will not go to any other school I drive 101 miles a day there and back 4 times a day and if it wasn't for this staff and the REAL CARE, SUPPORT, TRULY WANTING TO HELP THE KID'S SUCCEED, I wouldn't do it. It is truly a great school for anyone wanting the best for there kid's.  You won't find a better school with a great office staff principal vice principal office caregivers teachers and athletic department. They have a teacher that stays after school every day a different teacher and they call it ninth hour and they're there to help the kids to get caught up with extra help and then and that just shows how much they care about wanting the kids to succeed." - Melissa

"I really appreciate all the school has to offer. It's small but it grows and advances every year. Teachers are extremely dedicated and the student body is a family."  -Merritt Academy Student

"This school is unique because it feels like a family." - Merritt Academy Senior

"My child has many different opportunities at Merritt for extracurricular activities. Students can create a club, even if it has little to no funding." - Merritt Academy Parent

"Teachers at Merritt Academy are extremely dedicated to teaching student and making sure the material is understood. Any teacher will make time for any student whether it be academic or social help. Teachers are respectful to students and handle difficult student well. Teachers are willing to individually help students and everyone gets a chance to speak." - Merritt Academy Senior

"I noticed a huge change for my child, versus the community school he was attending." - Merritt Academy Parent

Budget & Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Board Approved Budget

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Board Approved Budget

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Board Approved Budget

Personnel Expenditures

Current Operating Expenditures

Educational Service Provider Transparency Reports

Current Bargaining Agreements

  • Our staff does not currently work under Bargaining Agreements

Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans

Employer Sponsored
Health Care Plans
2016-2017
Teachers Administration Paraprofessional Transportation

Medical

Aetna Open Choice PPO Aetna Open Choice PPO Aetna Open Choice PPO N/A
Life Mutual of Omaha Mutual of Omaha Mutual of Omaha N/A
Dental Mutual of Omaha Mutual of Omaha Mutual of Omaha N/A
Vision Aetna Aetna Aetna N/A 
  • The Romine Group, the employer of all persons working at Merritt Academy, offers a benefit package to it's full time, contract staff. The package of benefits includes health, dental, vision, term life, and long-term-disability. In addition, most employees are able to participate in a 401k retirement plan
  • Employee Benefits at Merritt Academy

Audited Financial Statements

Medical Benefit Plan Bids

  • We currently have no medical benefit plan bids.

Procurement Policy

Expense Reimbursement Policy

Accounts Payable Check Register

Employee Compensation Information

District Paid Association Dues

  • There were no district paid association dues for 2016-2017

District Paid Lobbying Costs

  • There were no district paid lobbying costs for 2016-2017

Approved Deficit Elimination Plan

  • The district has not incurred a deficit

District Credit Card Information

District Paid Out-of-State Travel Information

  • There was no out-of-state travel to report in 2016-2017

Long Term Debt Service

Educator Evaluation Systems Postings and Assurances

 Evaluation Forms

Days of Instruction

  • 180.5 Days

ESP Contract

Merritt Academy Charter School Community | Community Involvement New Haven Michigan School The seniors took a field trip to Macomb Community College's library in order to be able to gain some first hand experience researching at a college library. They spent some time hearing from the college's librarian about what resources are available to them and also were able to do some actual research that correlated with projects they will be working on in their English and Science classes.

The librarian commented on the work the seniors were doing and expressed that this experience will provide them with skills that will put them ahead of their peers in college!

Why Choose Merritt Academy Charter School | New Haven Michigan Benefits Reviews

Merritt Academy Vision Statement

Our vision is that students leave school with:

  • A set of moral values – honesty, integrity, good judgment, and respect for others.
  • A comprehensive set of skills and a desire for knowledge in reading, writing, mathematics, science, arts, technology and health including developing a strong self-esteem and high personal expectations.

We value the partnership which exists between school, parents, and community and the part it plays in realizing this vision.

  • Merritt Academy strives to be a full service institution for the families it serves by being a referral source to outside social, emotional or psychological support programs
  • Merritt Academy develops strong personal relationships with parents through written communications, phone calls and parent/teacher conferences
  • Merritt Academy monitors attendance and make personal contacts with the home when this becomes an issue of concern
  • Merritt Academy offers after school tutorial and enrichment programs for students
  • Merritt Academy, through The Romine Group, LLC (T.R.G.), (its management company), will be part of a consortium of Public School Academies in Southeast Michigan that provides special educational services to students in need. Merritt Academy will offer a variety of after school sports activities and encourage older students to participate in at least one of their own choice Merritt Academy serves a culturally diverse population with an anti-bias curriculum.

September 2015

9 First Day of School (whole day)
17 Frankenmuth Fundraising/ school-wide fundraiser begins

October 2015
2 Picture Day
5 Frankenmuth Fundraiser ends
10 Homecoming Dance 7 Count Day
23 Progress Reports sent home

November 2015
3 No School-Staff Development
4 Mobile Dentist
9-13 Book Fair
11 Mobile Dentist (day 2)
20 Picture retakes
25 Half Day
26-29 No School Thanksgiving break
25 End of Trimester 1

December 2015
10 Half Day/Parent/Teacher Conferences 2 - 8pm
11 Half Day/Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30 – 6:30pm
18 Half Day 19-31 No School/Holiday Break

January 2016
1 No School/Holiday Break
4 School Resumes
18 No School – MLK Day
29 Progress Reports sent home
29 Re-Enrollment begins

February 2016
10 Count Day
12 Half Day 15 No School – Winter Break
18 Parent Information/Bring a Friend Night 6:00 – 7:30pm
19 Re-enrollment ends
19 Open Enrollment begins
25 Kindergarten Round-Up 6:00-7:30

March 2016
4 Open Enrollment Ends 3pm
15 Enrollment Lottery 4:00pm
11 End of Trimester 2
11 Spring Pictures
17-23 Book Fair
17 Half Day/Parent/Teacher Conferences 2 – 8pm
18 Half Day/Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30 – 6:30pm
25-April 1st Spring Break

April 2016
1 Last day of Spring Break
26-30 Senior Trip

May 2016
6 Progress Reports sent home
11-12 Mobile Dentist
12 HS Cedar Point Trip
26 Prom
17-19 BOGO Book Fair
27-30 Memorial Day break
31 School resumes

June 2016
2 Honor’s Night
3 Senior’s last day
17 Last Day of School K-12 (half day) dismissal 11:50

The Board of Directors believes that durable and significant learning by a student is more likely to occur when there is an effective partnership between the school and the student’s parents/guardians ("parents"). Such a partnership means a mutual belief in and commitment to significant educational goals for a student, a plan for the mean to accomplish those goals, cooperation on developing and implementing solutions to problems that may be encountered, and continuing communications regarding the progress in accomplishing the goal(s).

Click here to view our full Parent Involvement Planhtml

Contact Information Merritt Academy Charter School | Phone Fax Email Merritt Academy

Merritt Academy
59900 Havenridge
New Haven, MI 48048

Telephone: (586) 749-6000

Fax: (586) 749-8582

Nate Seiferlein | Principal
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tracy Cohrs | Assistant Principal
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For specific staff and faculty contacts, please visit the School Team page.

If you have trouble accessing this page and need to request an alternate format or other accommodation, please contact Phil Maurey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (586) 731-5300.