Colonial Prep Named Momentum Award Winners!

AKRON, OH—On May 16, 2016, the Ohio Department of Education named Colonial Preparatory Academy as Momentum Award winners based on their 2014–2015 Ohio School Report Card. The Momentum Award recognizes schools that have received A’s on every value-added measure included on Ohio’s School Report Cards.

Colonial Prep is one of the first winners of this award, making Colonial Prep part of an elite group of schools that are demonstrating that children of every background and ability level can achieve. Colonial Prep’s 2014–2015 school year report card showed that our students received a year’s worth of academic growth in reading and mathematics.


Dear Principal Simmons:

Ohio’s State Board of Education is pleased to send you the attached letter recognizing your school as one of its first annual Momentum Award winners based on your 2014-2015 Ohio School Report Card. I am proud of the academic support you, your staff and community have provided to students from every background and ability level.

The State Board and Ohio Department of Education look forward to sharing information about your success with schools and communities throughout our state, hoping they can follow your model of excellence. The department also will announce to the news media the names of all its Momentum Award winners, so you may be hearing from your local media representatives.

Thank you for the work you do to help Ohio’s students succeed every day.


Thomas Gunlock
State Board of Education

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To read the official congratulatory letter from the Ohio State Board of Education, click here.

As we close out another school year, we want to thank each and every one of our staff and community members for their work and dedication to the students at Colonial Prep. This recognition, though based on scores, grew from the genuine love and encouragement that one feels the moment you step foot in the building.

We are incredibly proud of everyone at Colonial Prep and everyone who was involved with helping us achieve this honor.

To learn more about how Colonial Prep is supporting academic growth for children of all abilities and backgrounds, or to enroll your student, visit our website.