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As we emerge from pandemic schooling, University of Cleveland Preparatory School would like to share a special offer with your family!
We are conducting a FREE Summer School for rising 1st through 8th grade students. Summer school is typically offered to returning students, but this summer we are additionally opening all six weeks to newly registered families.
Complete your child’s registration for the 2021-22 school year to reserve your seat in free summer school today! https://uniclevelandprep.org/apply
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.
Dear Parent(s) / Guardian(s):
We would like to first thank you for your admiration and perseverance as we all have championed our efforts to make this the best school year possible during a pandemic. Facing challenge, after challenge, we move forward to our next hurdle presented; the Ohio State Test. Beginning the week of April 5th, scholars in grades 3-8 will be completing the in-person Ohio State Test. The assessments will contain a variety of multiple choice questions, extended response questions, and short answer questions that the state of Ohio does not permit schools to administer virtually.
Using a number of various safety practices to keep students and staff safe, assessments will begin promptly at 8:30 am. It is imperative your son/daughter:
Attendance is imperative during the month of April. Any scholars who are absent or tardy on their testing date must make-up the missed assessment. Students entering the building after 8:20 am are considered tardy and will impact their ability to assess on their assigned date. Please ensure your student is dropped off by 8:15 am on their assigned testing date (pick-up is at 1:00 pm). Please see below and save your child’s testing date as a reminder:
Arrival/Drop-Off: 8:00-8:15 a.m.
Pick-Up: 1:00 p.m.
Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th Reading Testing Date: 4/14/21
Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th Math Testing Date: 4/28/21
Grades 6th, 7th, 8th Reading Testing Date: 4/7/21
Grades 6th, 7th, 8th Math Testing Date: 4/21/21
Grade 5 and Grade 8 Science Testing Date (Online Students only): 5/5/21
Please have conversations with your scholar about the importance of trying your best on rigorous exams such as the OST Assessment. Please stress the importance of these assessments to your scholar. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the school at (216) 361-9720.
Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee is a requirement imposed by the Ohio Department of Education to identify students from kindergarten through grade 3 that are behind in reading. Schools will provide help and support to make sure students are on track for reading success by the end of third grade. Watch the video below to learn about the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and the upcoming reading assessment for your scholar.
We want to thank Lady Gilmore for hosting us on the Queen of the Scene video podcast this past Saturday on KAZ Radio & TV. Watch the segment to hear more about Principal Penn’s personal path to school leadership, mentoring students, and our school learning options for the 20-21 school year!
Watch the full video podcast: https://boxcast.tv/channel/vmthp7m29w28ocjq8z9b
We are happy to announce that our students will have learning options for the 20-21 school year:
Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:
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.