The Charter Schools Office at Eastern Michigan
University was established in 1995. Under the direction of Dr.
Malverne Winborne, this office oversees eight public school academies
located in the Michigan counties of Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw
These schools offer a variety of innovative approaches to educating
students. EMU’s Charter Schools Office provides the academies
with the guidance and technical support needed to maintain the
high standards to which each school aspires. With the support of
the EMU College of Education, the Michigan Department of Education,
and the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA),
among others, the Charter Schools Office is leading the way toward
enhancing public education in Michigan.