GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— It’s National Charter Schools Week and National Heritage Academies is celebrating a record number of applicants.
The charter school system says this year, so many children applied to NHA that 20,952 students were put on the wait list. When it has more applicants than open seats, NHA uses a random lottery to determine who gets into its schools.
“We have experienced record numbers of applications and demand for our schools with wait lists of more than 2,000 students at some schools,” said National Heritage Academies President and CEO Chip Hurlburt. “We appreciate the support we receive from parents who feel so strongly about the quality school choice NHA provides.”