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August 27, 2021

Welcome Chazare Jester, Dean of Students

I was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. I attended National University in La Jolla, California and obtained my AA in General Education, BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and MA in Special Education. I am currently pursuing a second Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis. I have worked in the Education field for the past 12 years in many different capacities. I have been a sign language interpreter, substitute teacher, intervention specialist and behavioral therapist. I choose education because I have a passion for working with children. Children are our future and one way to change the future is investing in our children. 

–  Chazare Jester, M.Ed
Dean of Students

July 22, 2021

Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms Promotion

We are pleased to announce that Akron Preparatory School has chosen School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger as your uniform partner for the upcoming school year. Families can wear anything that is available on our Tommy Hilfiger school webpage with or without the school logo. 

Back to School Uniforms Promotion


OFFER VALID 07/26/21 – 08/1/21  


Offer ends 8/1/21 at 11:59 PM CT. The Promotion Code is required during checkout. Enter it in the Promo Code box of the shopping cart. 10% Off entire order includes product prices and logo fees (excludes tax and shipping).  If your order meets the $99 minimum, select Standard Shipping at Checkout and the shipping fee will be waived! If your order does not meet the minimum, FREE Standard Shipping will not appear as an option. This offer is not valid on any previous orders and has no cash value. Excludes custom sized items. Not valid with other offers. Minimum purchase amount excludes tax and shipping charges. Copyright © 2021 Global Schoolwear, All rights reserved.

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July 13, 2021

Akron Preparatory School To Offer New Dance Program

School will host Family Night with University gospel & step teams to celebrate on July 15th

Akron, OH – July 13, 2021 – Students at Akron Preparatory School will have the opportunity to participate in a new dance program in the upcoming school year. The dance program is an elective course and will focus on self-expression as well as fitness. 

To celebrate the launch of the new program, Akron Prep is hosting a Family Night & Picnic on the lawn of the Joy Park Community Center this Thursday, July 15th from 4PM-7PM. The event features entertainment by University step teams & gospel choirs and is free for community members. Families will enjoy a free grilled hamburger or hotdog, snow cone, face painting, lawn games, music, dancing, and more! Families interested in the dance program and enrollment will have the opportunity to meet with school staff during the event. 

“We wanted to offer Dance as another way for our students to learn how  to express themselves. During our  pandemic school year, we noticed our students found value in expressing themselves through our fine arts program so we made the addition of Dance a priority in our planning for the upcoming school year.” says Ashley Miles, principal at Akron Preparatory School. 

Akron Preparatory School is an established, tuition-free public charter school serving Grades K-8 in the East End neighborhoods of Akron. Akron Prep values high expectations for academics and behavior. The school is led by Ashley Miles, an educator and school administrator with over 15 years of experience. Learn more at www.akronprep.org

December 9, 2020

Blizzard Bag Materials for Grades K-8

September 16, 2020

Featured Teacher: Jennifer Jones


Jennifer Jones is the new art teacher at Akron Prep. Jennifer received her MFA from Kent State University for sculpture and expanded media. In 2018. Jennifer is an artist, an educator and a community activist at heart. Her work has been shown locally, nationally and internationally, as well as in public mural venues. She has been teaching art in many different formats from children to adults for over a decade.

Jennifer values the diversity of self -expression and helping people to find their unique creative voice in all they do.



August 27, 2020

20-21 Reopening Change Update


August 18, 2020

Dear Families,

The spring of 2020 brought about unprecedented changes to our educational system.  As we looked towards the 2020-2021 academic year, the staff at Akron Preparatory School took steps to ensure we would be able to offer students an opportunity to return to the building.  Our efforts were magnified when Governor DeWine announced that schools were permitted to reopen for in-person instruction.

In preparation for the academic year, we conducted a parent survey to ensure we were meeting the needs of our families.  Through this survey, it was determined that families deserved the opportunity to decide how instruction would be delivered to their scholars.  Therefore, families were asked to choose between three learning options: traditional instruction, remote learning, or hybrid instruction.  We secured PPE, sanitation support, signage for buildings, and began planning for the return of our scholars.

After carefully considering the health and safety of the students, staff, and community, it is with great sadness we must inform you of the Board of Directors’ decision to forgo the traditional and hybrid learning options.  Due to the Akron Preparatory School Board’s decision on August 13, 2020, the traditional and hybrid learning options are no longer available to our families.  As a result, all scholars will be enrolled in a virtual learning modality for the first nine weeks of school.

We share your disappointment with this decision.  However, we are committed to providing the scholars of Akron Preparatory School with a successful virtual learning experience.

Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ashley Miles at (330) 612-5621.


Yours in Education,

Akron Preparatory School Administration


August 23, 2020

Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement Policy

Internet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below.

  • Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student)
  • Payment: Twice per year (February 2021 & August 2021)
  • Eligibility & Requirements:
    • Family must qualify for the National School Lunch Program
    • Student must be enrolled in the Online or Hybrid learning model for the 20-21 school year
    • Student & family must be in good standing with the school (verified home address on record, active enrollment, regular attendance, participation in state and local testing requirements, etc)
    • Reimbursement is per household (not per student). Families with students residing in multiple households are not eligible for multiple reimbursements. In this situation, families must determine a primary household and submit receipts accordingly.
  • Process:
    • Families will be required to submit receipts from their Internet Service Provider to the school office:
      • No later than January 15th in order to receive a reimbursement check in February for the months of August-December 2020.
      • No later than July 15th in order to receive a reimbursement check in August for the months of January-June 2020.
    • Families will be asked to verify their mailing address with Proof of Residence documentation prior to the distribution of the reimbursement check.
  • Exceptions:
    • Reimbursement will be pro-rated for any partial months the student is actively enrolled. For example, if the student is actively enrolled fewer than 15 calendar days, the reimbursement amount will be process at $12.50 for the month.
    • Students enrolled in the Traditional model who meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible for reimbursement if the school is required to suspend face-to-face learning for a period of time based on public health guidance and in coordination with ACCEL Schools and local public health officials.
  • To read the full policy, click here.
August 14, 2020

A Day in the Life: Your Plan for Successful Online Learning


New to online learning? Worried about preparing for fall? Want to make sure your child can stay on track?  Don’t worry, we have you covered!


We have created a plan that is simple to follow no matter what grade your student is in!

  • Every day, make sure your student is logged in by 8:00am
  • Every day, your student will meet online with their teachers. You will be provided with a schedule the first week of school.
  • Not all learning will happen online. There will be time every day to students to practice what they have learned independently offline.
  • Your school will give you a schedule to help keep you on track and prepped for success.

You and your student have a login. You have a schedule. You have great teachers.

We just need a couple of things from you to help make this a great year.

  • Set up a work area for your student that is quiet and free of distractions.
  • Log in to Canvas every day with your observer account to help your student stay on track.
  • Take the parent orientation course to teach you about all the great tools that Canvas has to keep you and your student on track.

Get school updates, learning resources, tech support, and more in the tabs on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Ready for the school year? You’ve got this!