Akron Preparatory School, Home of the Lions!
Serving elementary and middle school students in Akron & Summit County
K-8 Community School Managed by ACCEL Schools
ACCEL Schools is a high-performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States
Welcome to Akron Preparatory School. Akron Preparatory School is a learning community which values high expectations for both academics and behavior. Akron Preparatory School staff embraces students, families, and communities to build and develop well rounded individuals who are independent critical thinkers and intrinsically motivated to be life-long learners. We believe that all children can learn as we seek to make a difference in the lives of our students. The teachers and staff at Akron Preparatory School are committed to providing a quality education for all students in a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment. We are committed to ensuring that each child reaches his/her full potential. Currently, Akron Preparatory School has students in grades K-8. Akron Preparatory School is staffed with certified teachers and support staff. In addition to core academic subjects, students have the benefit of physical education classes.
We encourage all parents/guardians to maintain regular communications with their child’s teachers and be actively involved in the school community. Checking the school calendar, website, and our Facebook page for events and activities will help keep you informed.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the office by calling (330) 247.6232. We are looking forward to meeting your child and helping foster a love of learning.
Head of School
Jamon McClain - Dean of Students
I was born in Canton, OH where I was raised by my parents along with my twin brother. I attended Canton City Schools as I graduated from Mckinley Sr. High School in 2010. I played both basketball and football in high school where I was fortunate enough to receive a full-ride football scholarship to The University of Findlay, a private division 2 school in northwestern Ohio. I graduated from The University of Findlay in 2015 with an Early Childhood Education teaching degree. I taught for 2 years, and decided to go back to school to get my masters. I graduated from Cleveland State in 2018 with my masters in Educational Leadership.
I chose education because I wanted to give back to the next generation the same way a lot of influential people gave back to me. Through mentorship, effective academic pedagogy, positive modeling, and building solid foundational relationships, students can grow and rise to tremendous heights. I could have chose any profession in the world, but I knew the field of education would provide me many opportunities to work hands on with our youth on a consistent base.
Cisco Moore - Dean of Students
I have been working here at Akron Preparatory School since November 2018. The transition to this school came after working for Akron Public Schools for 3 years in a similar capacity. Working in education is something I take great pride in, especially when it comes to helping mold the great minds of tomorrow. It also allows me to understand the community, and allows me to serve it in a more direct manner.
I look forward to being at AKP while learning and growing under the current leadership team that we have. I am currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University studying Behavioral Health Science. One of my favorite quotes comes from a poem written by Marianne Williamson: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” I say to this, let us all shine our light and each of us can be a representation of what happens when you face your “deepest fear”.
Deidre BullockTeacher , Grade K-3 email@example.com
Eryn ChincheckTeacher , Grade K-3 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren HayesTeacher , Grade K-3 email@example.com
Shelley HuliszTeacher , Grade K-3 firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine WalterTeacher , Grade K-3 email@example.com
Dace GarzaMath Teacher , Grade K-5 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole ChrismanELA/Math Teacher , Grade K-5 email@example.com
Madison MotticeELA Teacher , Grade 4-8 firstname.lastname@example.org
Redelia HouseMath Teacher , Grade 6-8 email@example.com
Myra BollarELA Teacher , Grade 6-8 firstname.lastname@example.org
Candace WorrellSocial Studies/Science Teacher , Grade 6-8 email@example.com
Hunter HeatonPhysical Education Teacher , Grade K-8 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon FifeIntervention Specialist , Grade K-8 email@example.com
Akron Preparatory School is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.
Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.