The Ben Carson Reading Project is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund. The purpose of the project is to create a literacy enriched environment for children to develop their reading skills. The reading project is dedicated to promoting leisure reading as a key to unlocking a child’s full potential.
The first Ben Carson Reading Room was established in 2000 at Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary School in Aberdeen, Maryland. Since that time, the Carson Scholars Fund has established over 110 Reading Rooms in 15 states. Reading Rooms can be found in schools in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.
A special thanks to our partners in creating the Ben Carson Reading Room: Granger Construction Company, CITI, Inc., William Reichenbach Company, Smith and Smith Carpet, and the Reading Room Committee Members. Without your support, effort, and time, this project would have never been possible. We are truly grateful for all you have contributed to help our students learn to love reading!
The Leader in Me
Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, Richfield ELC and Richfield PSA became a Stephen Covey The Leader in Me school, incorporating Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits for Highly Effective People. The ultimate goal of the school is to become a Lighthouse School, which means RELC and RPSA have fulfilled the criteria established by the Franklin Covey Education group. Students and staff learn to use a common language and build an understanding of how to work effectively, independently and interdependently, in all aspects of life, not just at school.
The 7 Habits
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are:
- Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
- Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
- Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
- Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
- Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
- Habit 6: Synergize (Together Is Better)
- Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)
Click on the links below to learn more about the 7 Habits and how they can be used at home to build a culture of effectiveness.
Information on the authorizing body of Richfield Public School Academy
MCL 503 (6) (m): A requirement that the Richfield Public School Academy Board of Directors shall collect, maintain, and make available to the public and the authorizing body, in accordance with applicable law and the contract, at least all of the following information concerning the operation and management of its schools:
(i) Charter Contract
Bay Mills CC Contract: Richfield PSA Charter Contract
(ii) Board Members Information
(iii) Quarterly Financial Statements
Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Report (See Section 1)
(iv) Employee Information
(v) Curriculum Documents
(vi) Proof of Insurance
(vii) Facility Deeds and Leases
(viii) Management and Services Contracts
(ix) Health and Safety Reports/Certificates
(x) Annual Financial Audit Information
Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Report (See Section 3c)
(xi) Other Required Information
No Other Information is Required at This Time
Richfield Public School Academy Middle School has been selected as a Michigan School to Watch. This designation is awarded to schools that have demonstrated outstanding performance in the following areas:
- Academic Excellence
- Developmental Responsiveness
- Social Equity
- Organizational Structures and Processes
We are proud to be named a Michigan School to Watch, and grateful to our parents, staff, and community partners for their contribution to this accomplishment!