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Hello OCP Families,

Ohio College Preparatory School is here to guide your student through their learning. We will work with your scholar to develop their own goals and own their progress towards meeting them. We recognize that many students experienced challenges during the pandemic and we are committed to working hard to close those gaps and push students to excel. We are very family-centered and community-rooted and look forward to a productive and successful school year.

Yours in Education,
The Ohio College Prep Administrative Staff

Nova O’Callaghan, Principal

Nova O’Callaghan joined Ohio College Preparatory School in 2022 with 27 years of experience as an educator, including 17 years working in school administration. She is a warm and welcoming school leader with a strong reputation for supporting students and families, and a vision for engaging students in deep and rich learning opportunities. Prior to joining ACCEL Schools, Ms. O’Callaghan served for nine years as principal at Eagle Elementary School, a public charter school in Akron. She holds double Bachelor’s degrees in Teaching and in Education from the University of Western Sydney as well as a Master’s degree in Education from Australian Catholic University.

Debroah A. Mays, Superintendent

Debroah Mays joined ACCEL Schools in 2015 with over 17 years of experience in K-12 Education and Human Resources Management. As Regional Vice President, Ms. Mays oversees leadership development, instructional programming, fiscal responsibility, daily operations,and strategic planning for multiple schools in Northeast Ohio. Prior to joining ACCEL Schools, Ms. Mays served as Superintendent, Principal, and Teacher in urban schools, and Associate Vice President at an employment and training consulting firm. Ms. Mays is a self-motivated executive with high performance standards and the ability to articulate a clear vision and objectives to all stakeholders. She has proven experience implementing multi-million dollar school budgets, and analyzing and controlling expenditures with an understanding of instructional programs and the budgeting process. She is an experienced and well-rounded leader with expertise in areas of counseling, public relations, budget oversight, and academic administration. Ms. Mays holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Notre Dame College and a Master’s degree in Education–Adult Learning & Development from Cleveland State University.

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Ohio College Preparatory School is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.

Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.

Founded in 2014, ACCEL Schools is a K-12 public charter school management organization (CMO) serving students across the United States in brick-and-mortar, virtual, and hybrid school settings. We focus on improving academic outcomes of students regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic factors. The leadership team at ACCEL Schools has a combined 1000+ years of experience as global school management operators with expertise in curriculum research and design, assessment, student support services, and education consulting. Our entire team fundamentally believes that all children deserve a great education and students should be supported as they pursue a wide variety of post-secondary options. Our robust technology increases engagement, access to resources, efficiencies, and academic results helping our students become productive global citizens.