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Welcome to Grand Traverse Academy

Grand Traverse Academy is a tuition-free public Pre K-12 charter school authorized by Lake Superior State University.  We opened in the fall of 2000 with a program based on Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory.  In 2005, Grand Traverse Academy was declared a Glasser Quality School, one of only 15 in the nation at the time.  Continued growth has resulted in the construction of a Secondary wing for junior high and high school in the fall of 2005 and an Early Childhood wing in the fall of 2007.  We are pleased to announce that construction of the first phase of an expanded Secondary space is planned for 2016!    



Grand Traverse Academy

Our mission:

For all students to be safe, loved and learning as they achieve excellence in character and academics

News & Events

Pay It Forward Night

Next Thursday, October 27 from 4:30-6:30 pm, GTA staff, students and their families are invited to join us in “paying it forward” by spreading goodwill in our community.  We may not be able to change the world, but we can start by making a positive impact right here at home!  Various volunteer opportunities will be available for signup, from polishing woodwork at the City Opera House, to cleaning local beaches, to making donor thank you cards for Habitat for Humanity.  Following our volunteer activities, we’ll gather back at school at 7:00 pm for a spaghetti dinner.  

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We won!


Many thanks to all of you who voted for Grand Traverse Academy and encouraged your Facebook friends to do the same.  GTA has won the TBA Credit Union 2016 Box Tops Challenge!  

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Book Fair at Open House










Scholastic Book Fairs are back this year!  The first one will take place at the Open House on Thursday, September 1 in the Small Gym.         

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Upcoming Events

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