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Hello OCP Families,
I could not be more excited to lead OCP as Principal this school year. I have had the absolute pleasure of working closely with Mrs. Hall-Green during the 2020/2021 school year. It is my honor to continue her work with a focus on growth. For me, this means embraces the “Mamba Mentality.” As the late Kobe Bryant said, “It’s a constant quest to try to be better today than you were yesterday and better tomorrow than you were the day before.”
As we as a country transition into a new sense of normal, it is my sincere hope that we can resume more traditional education. In the event that we need to continue remote learning, please know that the OCP team is committed to providing the rigorous and quality education that each and every student needs. I recognize that if we return to traditional school, it will be an adjustment for our students. I am committed to supporting them through this adjustment. No matter how the learning takes place, we will provide your scholar with the quality education they deserve.
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, we are committed to working hard to close those gaps and push students to excel.
I am very family centered and community rooted. I live in this community with my own family. I am excited to blend my school family with my personal family. I hope to get back to having monthly events and activities that we can enjoy as a school community.
I am here to help in any way I can. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns you may have. Our summer office hours are from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm daily.
Yours in Education,
Ohio College Preparatory School
This location is participating in the Seamless Summer Option Program. Lunch will be provided to all children, age 1 through 18, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Please contact the school for serving dates and times.
We are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year:
- Traditional In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures.
- Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning.
- Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components.
Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:
- Check your email, school website & Facebook page the Week of July 13 for further description of these models including logistical details like safety protocols, technology, and transportation.
- Plan to attend our upcoming Online 20-21 School Year Information Session—date and time will be announced soon!
- After attending the info session, please select the option for your student(s) by Friday, July 31st. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020
Thank you. We look forward to educating your student this school year!
We offer free breakfast and lunch to students through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), a federally-assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, USDA-compliant meals to students each school day.
Dear ACCEL Staff & Community,
The horrific death of George Floyd coupled with other events that recently occurred in this country are heartbreaking. The video of his death is one of the most horrifying things we have seen in our lives. We grieve. We also acknowledge that many of our employees and students have experienced racism firsthand. This tragedy serves as a grim reminder that as a society, we still have a long way to go to stomp out racism. We want to make it clear that we are committed to fighting against racism and discrimination, and want to assure you that it has no place in our company or at our schools, and it will not be tolerated. We must strive to be inclusive in every way, and we will be planning professional development programs on this topic which will be delivered this summer to our entire school and corporate staff.
We also believe we have an obligation beyond what most companies have. We have consciously chosen to manage schools in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country and the world. While many school operators avoid these areas, we seek them out. To our surprise and dismay, we are often asked why. The answer is simple. We want to help the children who need it most. Maria and I set out to do this when we founded the company and we have never wavered. If our company does not provide our most vulnerable students with a quality education, they may not have a chance at economic success. A society that does not give every child this chance is, by definition, unjust. The opportunity to succeed must exist regardless of a child’s skin color or economic situation. Unfortunately, far too many children do not have this opportunity.
As we all mourn the death of Mr. Floyd, let us look inward and outward to make sure we are inclusive in our work environments and in our schools. Let us also do our part to end the senseless racism that exists in our society, empower all our students with the belief that they can succeed in the world, and give our students the knowledge and skills they need. Most of all, let us hope and pray they will experience a society in their lifetime where these tragedies no longer occur, and human beings are judged as Dr. King hoped they would be judged someday: “by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.”
All teachers meet the educator qualification requirements outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Ohio Revised Code: Bachelor’s degree, grade-level teaching license/certificate & ability to demonstrate subject area expertise.
Our school is accredited by Cognia™ for meeting the highest standards of education in ongoing, third-party review.