What you need to know about the Flint Cultural Center Academy

26-Jun-2018
Community leaders and dignitaries broke ground on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, on the Flint Cultural Center Academy, a charter school being built through a $35 million donation from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. This image shows the east facade of

Flint, Michigan—Construction is officially underway on the Flint Cultural Center Academy, a charter school being constructed in downtown Flint. Here's a breakdown of what the plans are for the school. Additional images including a campus site plan, floor plans, and more interior and exterior artist renderings.


  • Set to open in fall 2019 for about 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grades. Enrollment will expand annually through 2022 when the K-8 school will serve up to 650 students.
  • A free, public school. There is no tuition to attend. 
  • A 78,000-square-foot, two story school featuring 37 classrooms, a gymnasium, cafeteria, and kitchen as well as multipurpose classrooms. Four special education classrooms are included in the building designs.
  • Students will spend at least 90 minutes a day studying at one of the Flint Cultural Center campus cornerstone institutions: Flint Public Library, Flint Institute of Arts, Longway Planetarium, The Whiting, Sloan Museum, and Flint Institute of Music.
  • EL Education, a national nonprofit organization specializing in K-12 education, will help the school build its curriculum. 
  • Enrollment is open to students who live in Flint, Genesee County, and throughout the rest of the state (as required by Michigan law governing charter schools). 
  • If the school receives more applications than it can enroll, students will be selected using a lottery system. Additional enrollment information will be available in early 2019
  • The lead design and construction partners are Flint-based companies THA Architects Engineers and E&L Construction Group.
  • The charter was authorized through Grand Valley State University, the leading charter authorizer in Michigan. 

FIRST-LEVEL FLOOR PLAN




SECOND-LEVEL FLOOR PLAN




FLINT CULTURAL CENTER CAMPUS SITE PLAN




CLASSROOMS EXTERIOR VIEW




LINK TO FIM, SLOAN




MARJORY RAYMER | TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2018