Winton Prep Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Literacy

CINCINNATI, OH—Winton Preparatory Academy’s first ever literacy night event, spearheaded by the school’s Title teachers, was a great success from the perspective of students, families and staff! Against the backdrop of Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee, the K-8 school, located in Cincinnati, ranks literacy among its highest priorities. It serves about 320 students, 100 percent of whom are economically disadvantaged. “The event was all about helping …

Our 2 Winners—Annual Writing Challenge

FAIRLAWN, OH—We want to congratulate this years winners of the Third Annual Buckeye Community Hope Writing Challenge, are pleased to announce that two of the winners are students at Cambridge schools! Each year, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation (BCHF)—an authorized community school sponsor—holds a writing challenge that is open to students grades 3 and up. Elijah Berindane, 6th grader at Buckeye …

Student Profile: Meet Elias

COLUMBUS, OH—Meet Elias. Elias is a 4th grade student at Buckeye Preparatory Academy in Columbus. He is a very bright, witty, and self-sufficient young man. He came to Buckeye Prep in January 2015 after being kicked out of his previous school for bad behavior, his mother explained in our very first meeting—which we were quite surprised to learn because that same young man just shook our hands, introduced …

New Family Liaison Ensures Student Success in School and Beyond

CLEVELAND, OH—East Preparatory Academy has created a new Family Liaison position to better help their students and their families by establishing a connection between the school and home, helping to solve problems, answer questions, and decrease distractions to learning such as students needing glasses, missing dress code, coping with a death in the family, or making poor behavior choices. Sharonna Miles was nominated and accepted the …

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 …

Community Involvement Leads to School Growth

AKRON, OH—The following is an update sent to us from Evan Palo, Director at Main Street Preparatory Academy. — Main Street Preparatory Academy recently had the opportunity to partner with the Akron Urban League and the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Akron Urban League’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Summit County, particularly African Americans, through …