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September 23, 2022
August 15, 2022

Capital Collegiate Prep 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.

June 30, 2022

Welcome Letter for the 2022-23 School Year

Tiger Family,

It is with great joy and excitement that I write this letter as the returning principal in both of our 4th year at Capital Collegiate Preparatory Academy for the 2022-23 school year. Over the past three years we have seen a tremendous amount of growth academically and continue to look forward to it this upcoming school year as well. As we continue to increase the rigor and raise the standard here we will at CCPA we ask that you join in these efforts. While the expectations will remain the same, the way in which we approach it will feel different than it has before.

Over the years the Tiger community has showed its resilience, flexibility, and overall commitment to CCPA and we want to thank you all dearly for that. We have navigated a pandemic and the aftermath of it and continue to show perseverance at the sign of any adversity. We will continue to stress the importance of education while here in the building as well as when our scholars are away from the building. With that said, we will look, feel, and act as such on a daily basis with no excuses.

As we continue to be a pillar in the neighborhood, our process is to continue to REBUILD, RESTORE, and RECLAIM the excellence and pride the area is known for. We will continue to be the model in superior standards as both high producing citizens of the community as well as academic all stars.

This school year we will take what we have accomplished over the last three school years and set higher more ambitious goals. We will continue to hold a combination of the school, the scholar, and the family accountable for the success of each and every student that walks through our doors. Here at CCPA we will not allow short cuts in any aspects and mold our scholars for achievement in High School and beyond. Again, it’s my pleasure to return as principal for the fourth consecutive year and look forward to this continued partnership with you all.

If you have any ideas, questions, and or concerns, my door is always open. Also feel free to contact me at 614-300-3685 or apratt1@capcollprep.org.


Sincerely,

Antwan Pratt, M.Ed., MBA
Principal

March 8, 2022
June 29, 2020

Free School Meals

We offer free breakfast and lunch to students through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), a federally-assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, USDA-compliant meals to students each school day.

Early Kindergarten Program

We are excited to announce that Capital Collegiate Prep will be implementing an Early Kindergarten Program starting in Fall 2020! The Early K program is a dedicated class that focuses on preparing your child for academic success.

Developed with the ACCEL Schools Academic Team, our Early Kindergarten Program focuses on each child’s physical, social, and cognitive development. Our teaching approach uses meaningful playtime and learning materials that are centered around young children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.

  • Free, full-day program for children ages 4-5
  • Full year (August – May) program
  • Applicants must turn five years old by January 1st
  • A brief Kindergarten assessment is required during the registration process

 

Our Early Kindergarten Program teacher will be in regular communication with you throughout the year to discuss your child’s progress toward his or her individual learning goals.

 

“Starting school is the beginning of a special journey for each child,” says Principal Pratt. “Our Early Kindergarten Program gives Capital Collegiate Prep students a strong start and foundation for lifelong learning.”

 

For more information, call (614) 300-3685 today, or apply by clicking here.

June 12, 2020

Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd

Dear ACCEL Staff & Community,

The horrific death of George Floyd coupled with other events that recently occurred in this country are heartbreaking. The video of his death is one of the most horrifying things we have seen in our lives. We grieve. We also acknowledge that many of our employees and students have experienced racism firsthand. This tragedy serves as a grim reminder that as a society, we still have a long way to go to stomp out racism. We want to make it clear that we are committed to fighting against racism and discrimination, and want to assure you that it has no place in our company or at our schools, and it will not be tolerated. We must strive to be inclusive in every way, and we will be planning professional development programs on this topic which will be delivered this summer to our entire school and corporate staff.

We also believe we have an obligation beyond what most companies have. We have consciously chosen to manage schools in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country and the world. While many school operators avoid these areas, we seek them out. To our surprise and dismay, we are often asked why. The answer is simple. We want to help the children who need it most. Maria and I set out to do this when we founded the company and we have never wavered. If our company does not provide our most vulnerable students with a quality education, they may not have a chance at economic success. A society that does not give every child this chance is, by definition, unjust. The opportunity to succeed must exist regardless of a child’s skin color or economic situation. Unfortunately, far too many children do not have this opportunity.

As we all mourn the death of Mr. Floyd, let us look inward and outward to make sure we are inclusive in our work environments and in our schools. Let us also do our part to end the senseless racism that exists in our society, empower all our students with the belief that they can succeed in the world, and give our students the knowledge and skills they need. Most of all, let us hope and pray they will experience a society in their lifetime where these tragedies no longer occur, and human beings are judged as Dr. King hoped they would be judged someday: “by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.”
Sincerely,

Ron Packard

May 5, 2020