Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the Cleveland Preparatory Academy.  We are excited to embark on this journey. We begin the 2018-2019 school-year with a pledge to provide engaging, meaningful, and rigorous activities in our classrooms.  We are energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your scholars. We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure they are met.

At the Cleveland Preparatory Academy, we are dedicated to providing our scholars many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. We invite and encourage students and parents to work in partnership with us to seize opportunities in all areas of our Cleveland Preparatory Program. We look forward to a productive year together and extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible.  We value your involvement and support in your child’s education.  Your active participation is paramount to the success of your Cleveland Preparatory Panther.

We thank you for entrusting your most valuable commodity to us.  We understand that you want the best for your scholar and so do we.

Dr. Markiel Perkins
Head of School

Community School

Community schools offer an alternative to the local public school. They are free and open to all students and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation.

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Educational Approach

Grades K – 6
Our PANTHER PACK stage,  students benefit from a small, nurturing, and traditional classroom environment blended with state-of-the-art technology.
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Grades 7-9

Our PANTHER PROWLER stage, students track down knowledge with an increasing yet measured independence by beginning to explore both virtual and college level courses that complement their traditional course load.
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Grades 10 -12

Our PANTHER PREP stage, students hone independent learning skills through multiple course formats and a rigorous focus on college and career prep.

Individualized Learning

We care about every student and are committed to preparing children for lifelong success. Our Individualized Learning Plans start with a unique baseline for each student and analyze performance data at regular, short intervals. Teachers and staff tailor lessons and provide support accordingly. Individual Learning Plans are reviewed by teachers, parents, and guardians at least one time each quarter.

Academic Excellence

As part of the ACCEL Schools network, we strategically apply best practices to our curriculum design, teacher training, and integrated technology to drive continuous gains in academic performance.

Accessible to All

We foster a culture that is reflective of community values and interests, and we are open to all students.

Community Partnership

We are not just located in your community — we are a part of it. We partner with local and government leaders and parents.

Safe and Caring

We care about the well-being and development of each child. We insist on a secure and orderly school. We address every aspect of security, from building codes and safety procedures to codes of conduct and character education. Cleveland Preparatory Academy has a state of the art camera system, employs a full time security officer, and extensively trains staff to ensure the safest learning environment for all students.


Our smaller class size and dedication to a well-rounded education with a specialized focus on core academics and technology make Cleveland Preparatory Academy a great educational environment.


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Our school is part of ACCEL Schools, an established network of more than 40 charter and community schools located throughout the U.S. We serve more than 11,500 students nationwide.

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