Changes for Fall 2012
Rutherford Elementary which will become a charter school authorized by Detroit Public Schools.
Solid Rock Management Company, which currently operates the high-performing Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts in Detroit, has been chosen as the new operator for Rutherford Elementary.
This change is part of a comprehensive transformation plan aimed at improving academics and creating a more efficient system of high-performing schools for all students.
Solid Rock Management Company, founded by Marvin L. Winans, has managed award-winning schools in Detroit for 15 years. The company currently serves more than 1,100 students in grades K-12 on two campuses. Solid Rock schools have been recognized for their academic excellence by the Skillman Foundation’s Good Schools initiative and have produced a Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient, as well as many other full scholarship recipients.