Honey Creek elementary students, from grades 2 – 5, have taken part in The Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad (WESO) since 2011. WESO is the largest Science Olympiad in the country with over 30 schools competing. Our Honey Creek team philosophy is to have fun with the science. This experience not only teachers our students to learn more about their event’s focus, but they also learn the essentials of teamwork and the value of working together to find a solution. In 2014, Honey Creek’s school team was made up of 15 students comprising 11 teams. Of those teams, 2 medaled and 9 received ribbons. We are very proud of our Honey Creek Science Olympians. To learn more about WESO please visit: http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/wesowizards.home/about.
The Detroit Free Press recognized Honey Creek as an innovative charter school with excellent academic outcomes. In June 2014, the Free Press published the results of an exhaustive investigation of charter schools in Michigan. The Free Press found many things to criticize about other charter schools, but singled out Honey Creek Community School as an example of how to do things right saying in part, “Honey Creek, the first charter school in Washtenaw County and among the first to open in Michigan, fits what some early visionaries wanted: a place where teachers would develop different approaches to education. …The students perform well academically. The school is ranked at the 85th percentile on the Michigan Department of Education’s top-to-bottom listing of all schools in the state, and students score well above their peers statewide in every subject on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program exam.”