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Healthy Living Program Adopted at Middlebury Academy

AKRON, OH—Middlebury Academy has partnered with Minority Behavior Health Group of Akron to provide their B.L.U.E. program to educate our students about depression and suicide, healthy coping skills, and healthy living through care of the whole self; body, mind, and spirit. The target population for B.L.U.E., which stands for Believe, Liberate, Understand, Empower, is 3rd-12th grade children in the Akron area, and the adults in their lives; family, teachers, and friends. B.L.U.E. uses elements of art, music, physical activity, writing, nutrition and all forms of practice to encourage coping and healthy living. Important information and psychoeducation is provided on depression, suicide and emotional wellness to increase insight of participants. The participants are encouraged to share the information and skills learned with their families and community to better the overall environment. Each workshop fosters …

Partnership with Cuyahoga Community College Prepares Students for College

CLEVELAND, OH—Invictus High School and its satellite East Campus have partnered with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) to allow students to dual-enroll via the Gateway to College program. Eleven Invictus students will start their new classes this week. Students who are enrolled at Cuyahoga Community College through the Gateway to College program earn high school credit, as well as credit towards a college degree. “We were investigating pathways to give our students industry credentials for greater post-secondary success, and we found this program was a perfect fit,” says Dean Manke, Director at Invictus High School. The Gateway to College program targets students with whom they can work for a few years—primarily freshman and sophomores. They feel strongly that participation in the program for more than …

Culture, expectations and engagement contribute to Winton Prep’s success

Group science project

CINCINNATI, OH—The following is an article about our school, Winton Preparatory Academy, pulled directly from Buckeye Community Hope Foundation‘s—our sponsor’s—September newsletter. — Last month, Winton Preparatory Academy kicked off its third school year with enrollment of about 350 and a broad goal: helping each and every one of those K-8 students achieve at least one and one-half years of learning over the next nine months. A number of strategies contribute to the young school’s early success, and its focus on student learning is reflected in its first-year overall value-added grade of “B” on the state’s report card. Principal Danielle Artl is an enthusiastic leader who sets thetone for high behavioral and academic expectations, a positive school culture, engagement with parents …

LEIHS Students Earn IT Certificate Through Internship

Student completing internship- and certification-related coursework

CLEVELAND, OH—One of the pillars of Cambridge Education Group’s academic framework is giving our students and education that they can apply in the real world. One way we accomplish that goal is to facilitate internships for our students to earn credits towards graduation. Many times our students are even hired at the companies for whom they have interned. Two of our students at Lake Erie International High School are interning with an Akron-based technology management company, Epiphany Management Group (Epiphany). A. Medley and J. Devalle have interned with Epiphany since the beginning of our partnership with them in April 2015. Both Medley and Devalle are working remotely online for Epiphany at Lake Erie International High School. They are learning about the IT Industry …

Library Dedicated at Buckeye Prep Academy

COLUMBUS, OH—The following is pulled from an article that was included in one of our sponsor’s, the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, monthly newsletter. We are very grateful for the library, our volunteers, and the shoutout in the newsletter. Buckeye Preparatory Academy, a BCHF-sponsored school in Columbus, kicked off the school year by dedicating its new library. The dedication celebration, held at the school on August 24, included an ice cream social and school open house. A vision for the library began with the opening of the school in the fall of 2014, in a fully re-furbished, former Columbus City Schools’ building. Remodeled spaces included a room full of empty shelves just waiting for books! The school’s new leader, Principal Renee Dunn …

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