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May 6, 2024

Thank You, Teachers!

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and we’re taking a moment to amplify our incredible instructional staff!

Teachers join our school with a desire to make a difference in the lives of children in our community. With hearts of gold, teachers create nurturing classroom environments, develop inspiring lesson plans, adapt instruction to meet individual needs, capitalize on real life teaching moments, support the social-emotional development of students & so much more.

Every school year, our teachers push themselves to the limit to reach each student in their care & to make a difference in each life. We are PROUD, APPRECIATIVE, and ADMIRING of our teachers for their meaningful work this school year. Please join us in thanking a teacher this week!

January 24, 2024

Shoutout to our Amazing School Board!

It’s School Board Appreciation Month, and we’re taking a moment to thank the dedicated volunteers who guide our schools and shape the future of our students.

Their tireless work, often behind the scenes, makes a world of difference. Let’s show them some love! #SchoolBoardAppreciationMonth #ThankYouBoardMembers

December 14, 2023

It’s Time for Re-Enrollment 2024

As we start looking forward to the 24/25 school year, please review the re-enrollment process infographic.

Your early decision and response helps us plan effectively for the upcoming year. Thank you for being a part of our school family! 

HERE’S HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR:

STEP 1 »STEP 2 »STEP 3 »STEP 4 »STEP 5 »
JanuaryMarch July AugustAugust
Respond to our text message with your Intent to Return Complete the Re-Enrollment Form & Provide updated Proof of ResidencyConnect with us by phone to confirm your re-enrollment & Free School-Branded Shirt Size Check the mail for our Back to School Welcome Kit & Event InformationBegin the 2024-25 School Year & receive your student’s School-Branded Shirt
December 7, 2023
September 28, 2023
July 28, 2023

New Offerings for Fall 2023

The back-to-school season is in full swing, and we’re happy to share exciting news about our growing program at A+ Children’s Academy. Here is some of what students can expect when they return this fall: 

  • Significant academic gains 
  • New STEM and Tech options 
  • New partnerships with Columbus Metro Library, Scioto Rec Center & Reeb Center 
  • Educational field trips throughout the school year 

Our teachers and staff are looking forward to welcoming students to campus on the first day of school. Don’t delay in completing your registration! We’re happy to answer questions and help with the enrollment process. 


Ready to take the next step and join us?
December 14, 2022

Benefits of Outdoor Education

During the pandemic, many schools across the country tried outdoor learning as a way to boost students’ physical and mental health. At A+ Children’s Academy, we make outdoor education a regular part of our program, and we’ve experienced a host of benefits:

  • Engagement—When students are excited about a lesson, their minds are open to learning. The novelty of learning outside helps lessons “stick”. Outdoor learning fires up their curiosity which in turn helps students harness the full power of their brains to grasp new concepts.
  • Problem-Solving—the outdoor environment naturally inspires students to think creatively. They are more eager to tackle challenges and try new things.
  • Teamwork—Children enjoy working together in groups or pairs in the outdoor environment. They are more willing to work through challenges, find solutions, and compromise. Outdoor learning fosters cooperation and collaboration.
  • Imagination—Being outdoors engages the senses and encourages freedom of expression. Students are more creative and willing to explore new ideas.
  • Learning Differences—Students who may struggle with focus issues or other negative classroom behaviors, shine in the outdoor classroom. Being able to move more freely and work in a less structured environment is beneficial to many students with learning differences.

Under New Management!

In July, A+ Children’s Academy joined ACCEL Schools, one of the top-performing charter school networks in the United States. ACCEL serves over 80 public charter schools and over 30,000 students. A firm believer and strong advocate for school choice for families, ACCEL schools are inclusive and widely differ to reflect the unique values of the many urban, suburban, and rural communities ACCEL serves.

ACCEL brick-and-mortar, virtual, and hybrid schools specialize in closing educational gaps and offer innovative models such as career-technical education, sports training, bilingual programming, and more. ACCEL has been recognized and praised by legislators, authorizers, and researchers for providing exceptional education options to communities.

The ACCEL Schools Advantage:

  • Community-centric values
  • Strong academic performance using the ACCEL Instructional Model (AIM)
  • Efficient school operations & effective classroom management using AMP for Education
  • Large, established management organization with successful track record
  • Network of support and professional development for school administrators & educators
  • School accreditation through Cognia™
December 9, 2022

The ACCEL Schools Difference

We are a proud member of ACCEL Schools—a public charter school network serving thousands of PK-12 students throughout the United States. ACCEL was founded in 2012 by the early pioneers of online learning. Our leadership believes that all children, regardless of location or socio-economic background, deserve a quality education that prepares them to succeed in school and become productive global citizens.  

ACCEL Schools Instructional Model provides: 

  • Aligned Academics meet or exceed state standards ensuring your child is on track for rigorous college and career opportunities.    
  • Certified, Licensed Teachers and a student-centered staff are united in executing our mission to make a difference in the life trajectory of each student.    
  • More Time on Task and double the instructional minutes for ELA and Math maximizes learning in your child’s school day.   
  • Short Cycle Assessments keep track of how students are progressing in the program, giving teachers ongoing feedback so they can tailor instruction to your student’s needs.    
  • Individualized Instruction driven by assessment data means we are familiar with the needs of each child and set students up for success in each course of study.    
  • State Testing Preparation reduces the anxiety often associated with high stakes tests, helping our teachers and students feel confident with the structure and methodology of state exams.    
  • Academic Support including education technology, interventional specialists, and instructional aides assist students during the school day. After school tutoring, summer school, and Saturday school programs extend support services beyond the traditional school day and year.   
  • Extracurricular Courses & Activities round out our educational offerings providing students social-emotional learning, athletics, arts, service learning & more.   
June 29, 2020

Free School Meals

We offer free breakfast and lunch to students through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), a federally-assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, USDA-compliant meals to students each school day.