Greetings CLPA Family,

I’m Robert Williams, your Principal at Cleveland Preparatory Academy.  We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and your scholars. Our goal is to work collaboratively with you and your scholars to prepare them with the necessary life and academic skills for success leading to the next grade level and beyond. We expect our scholars to have a 100% positive attitude, behavior, and relentless effort all of the time, inside and outside of the classroom.

With the dawn of the new school year, the leadership team is excited about the renewed opportunities to cultivate an ethos of progress, collaborative transparency, hard work, greater family, student and staff support, and teamwork while improving the lives and futures of our scholars. We are confident in all of our skills, creativity, and expertise as educators and professionals.

We are thankful to have such devoted, prepared community members along with our talented staff. CLPA is a wonderful place to work and we appreciate the dedication and enthusiasm our community brings. Together we know we will continue to improve our service to our families and scholars.


Educationally yours,


Robert Williams


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

Our educational approach has five principles at its core. These principles provide a strong foundation for learning and include: 1) Individualized learning plan for all scholars, 2) High expectations for student achievement, 3) Safe and secure learning environment, 4) Integrated technology to advance achievement, 5) Collaborative relationships with parents and community members.

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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