A new partnership with I Think Beautiful Beauty School will offer students courses in cosmetology. Beginning this fall at Toledo's career prep academy - Achieve Career Preparatory Academy. For more information, contact Ms. Johnson at Achieve.
In order to be sure you have your bus cards for the first week of school, you need to be either re-enrolled or a newly enrolled student prior to the first day of school.
The first day of school for students is August 26th, 2015. Can't wait to see you!
Just a reminder school begins at 8:00 am!
(Breakfast begins at 7:30 am and ends at 8:00 am)
This year, most Ohio students in grades 3-8 will take a new and different set of state achievement tests that are based on Ohio’s New Learning Standards. Both the standards and new tests reflect higher expectations for what students should know and be able to do in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The new tests also will better measure what students have learned and what they can do with their knowledge.
In grades 3-8 math, the new state tests will replace the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA).
The new tests also will replace the OAAs in grades 4-8 English language arts. All grade 3 students will take the OAA in reading this fall. Students who reach a promotion score on that test will switch to the state’s new third-grade reading test next spring. Those who do not receive a promotion score will take the OAA in reading again next spring.
The new state tests also replace the grade 5 and 8 science tests and bring back the social studies tests at grades 4 and 6.
Each of these state tests has two parts. The first is performance-based. Students will provide answers and explain how and why they chose them. The second part is an end-of-course exam in which students simply select responses. A student’s final score will combine the scores from both parts.
If you have questions about the new state tests, contact your child’s teacher.
A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.
A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.
Students' names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.
Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.
The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact the Ohio Department of Education’s legal office at (614) 466-4705 if you have questions.
Breakfast and Lunch menus for the month of September are now available to view/download in the Resources section of the website.
We are in the process of updating our Local Wellness Policy. Federal law requires that each school district review and/or update their wellness policy on an annual basis. Every public school academy, such as ours, is considered its own district. Please take a few moments to review the policy below and provide your input either as a comment, or you can email your input to Kerry Keese. Be sure to indicate the school name in the email. The deadline for parent community feedback is Friday, December 9, 2013.
Boys Basketball practice will be held in the Gym for the tournament only on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:30-4:30pm .Girls basketball to be announced.
The free breakfast buffet is available to all enrolled students between 8:15 and 8:45am daily.