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Michigan Technical Academy is a PreK-8 charter school with two campuses (elementary and middle) in greater Detroit.

Michigan Techincal Academy is managed by a national non-profit blended charter school management organization, Matchbook Learning.  Matchbook Learning was hired by the Michigan Technical Academy Board to design the school’s innovative blended instruction model, recruit, select and manage the school leadership and faculty at Michigan Technical Academy and continue to innovate on Matchbook Learning’s unique blended school model at Michigan Technical Academy.

Whether you are a current or prospective student, parent, teacher, staff or administrative member of Michigan Technical Academy, we are humbled and honored you would consider us.  Throughout this Michigan Technical Academy website you will see and read about our innovative vision, model and approach to realizing the potential of every child that becomes part of our learning community at Michigan Technical Academy.

What if one day every student reached their full potential by learning in a school that was completely centered on their unique needs, motivation, abilities and potential?  The answer to that question is our vision for your child at MTA.

In most traditional schools, students fit the needs of school.  Students are grouped by age, progressed through a singular curriculum or learning path at the same pace, level of presumed progress and support as every other student in the building.  This is a school-centric (or perhaps better said an “adult-centric”) model of school.

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.

— Nelson Mandela

Well, there’s nothing traditional about MTA or the model of school we have designed.  In fact, we’ve radically departed from how traditional schools educate their students and too often fail to prepare them for the demands of our 21st century when they graduate.

What makes us innovative?  Well our vision for MTA is centered on the individual needs of your child.  We design our school’s learning starting point, learning path and progression, teachers, technology, schedule and community around the needs of your student.  We call this model a “student-centered model” of school where our school will fit the needs of your student (and not the other way around like in most traditional schools).