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Dear Families,

Welcome to Capital Collegiate Prep–Home of the Tigers! Our vision as a school is to promote a desire for learning, critical thinking, problem solving & collaboration by taking authentic ownership of lifelong learning in pursuit of academic and personal success. Since opening our doors in 2019, we have taught an Ohio standards-based curriculum with regular assessment of achievement data to truly individualize instruction for our students. We aim to create an academic school culture that is students first and empowers students to take control of their future by positively reinforcing and celebrating students as they align themselves to academic expectations. Parent and community involvement is key, and we welcome partnership and collaboration.

Thank you for choosing Capital Collegiate Preparatory Academy!

Antwan Pratt


Mr. Antwan Pratt, Principal

Mr. Antwan Pratt grew up in Pittsburgh and Columbus. He was a National Honor Society graduate of Columbus East High School and went on to play collegiate football on scholarship with Central State University. Before becoming an educator, Mr. Pratt worked as a licensed Realtor, Property Manager, Senior Recruiter & Business Development Manager where he provided professional development and coaching in skills and labor consultancy for large companies throughout the MidWest. Mr. Pratt hold’s a Bachelor’s degree in Business Psychology from Central State University, an MBA in Organizational Leadership from Ohio Dominican University, and a Master’s degree in Education from Ashland University. In his free time, Mr. Pratt enjoys the company of his family as well as coaching Youth Football & Youth Basketball.

Jarod Hawk, Superintendent

Mr. Jarod Hawk joined ACCEL Schools in 2019 with over 11 years of experience as a K-8 educator and school leader in Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas. Prior to joining ACCEL Schools, he worked for IDEA Public Schools where he became Founding Principal of a Health Professions school after completing a two-year Principal Residency program working alongside top-performing principals in the network. Mr. Hawk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education from Kent State University as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Ashland University. Additionally, he is currently pursuing his Superintendent License with Ashland University.

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Community School

Capital Collegiate Prep is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the St. Aloysius Orphanage (Charter School Specialists) 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.