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June 1, 2023

Pre-College Program at Defiance College

Ohio high school students can earn up to 9 hours of college credit FREE and entirely online, through the College Credit Plus Program at DC!

  • No testing required!
  • Virtual information sessions!

Classes run from June 26 – August 4

Summer 2023 Courses Offered*:

  • HIST 201 – US History to 1877
  • POL 237 – American Government & Politics
  • ENGL 125 – Composition I

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March 14, 2023
December 12, 2022
December 2, 2022
November 15, 2022

Bus Routes Are Changing After Winter Break

Dear Families

Improvements are Coming to Columbus City Schools’ Yellow Bus Transportation Service and Reliability. 

Starting January 4th, your child’s bus route will likely change, with a new driver, new pick-up and drop-off times, or a new bus stop location. Over the next month, please watch your mail and email for the new route information.

Our Transportation team is currently completing all of the new bus routes and schedules. In the coming weeks, you should receive information in the mail with the new bus route and schedule. 

Updates will also be sent to parents through email and text messaging. That’s why it’s important that you make sure your contact information is up-to-date at your child’s school. We need your email and phone number, including a cell phone number for text messages.

Information is also being shared with the principal/administrator at your child’s school. Please reach out to the school for more details. More updates will be coming in the weeks ahead.

You can also read more about our Transportation Reliability Improvement Measures on the Columbus City Schools website at ccsoh.us/transportation.

We know families at many of our city’s Charter and Non-Public Schools have been impacted by this year’s unprecedented transportation challenges. We look forward to working collaboratively with you and your child’s school so we can be better partners in reliably busing all of our city’s students safely to school and back home each day.

Thank you, 

Columbus City Schools Transportation

November 14, 2022

Join the Wellness Committee!

The Local Wellness Policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The Wellness Policy Committee has been created as an effort to manage and develop our school’s healthy habits.

» A Wellness Committee will be appointed to each school

» The committee may include parents and guardians, students, representatives of the school nutrition program, physical education teachers, or any other interested stakeholder that is aligned with the goals of the policy

» The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year

This is a great opportunity to help promote and support student health and wellness, and create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment. Please contact mealcounts@accelschools.com for more information.

We want to hear from you. Please contact us at: mealcounts@accelschools.com


Download Wellness Committee Flyer (PDF) »

September 23, 2022
August 15, 2022

Eastland Preparatory Academy Not Affected by Teacher Strike

Over the past week, we’ve been fielding questions from our community about the potential teacher strike at Columbus City Schools. 

We want to confirm to our families that our school will not be affected by the strike. As a public charter school, we operate independently from public school districts.

We will begin the school year in-person as planned on Wednesday 8/17. For information about the new school year (calendar, supply lists, dress code, etc), visit our Parent Resources page.

July 6, 2021

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 1, 2021

Seamless Summer Option Program

This location is participating in the Seamless Summer Option Program.  Lunch will be provided to all children, age 1 through 18, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Please contact the school for serving dates and times.

Program Flyer – English & Español (PDF) »