From Principal Ron Schmidt
Welcome to the Chelsea Opportunity Academy. We are a school that thrives on culture and core values. At COA all staff and students know that everyday is a new day! This means no matter what happened the day before, all students and staff will be welcomed into a warm and caring space where opportunities to learn and grow abound.
I am beginning my 4th year at COA and I am very pleased to be a part of the Chelsea Public Schools community for the last 18 years. I have worked in education for the last 25 years. My educational background is in science and school administration, I began my career in education as Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala. I am proud of our school community for its dedication to providing a quality option for students for whom the traditional school system does not work. Our school’s mission, vision and values can be found here.
As we work together toward our goals, I welcome your feedback. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email or phone. I believe that we, as educators and parents, have the awesome responsibility of working together as a community.