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January 24, 2024

Shoutout to our Amazing School Board!

It’s School Board Appreciation Month, and we’re taking a moment to thank the dedicated volunteers who guide our schools and shape the future of our students.

Their tireless work, often behind the scenes, makes a world of difference. Let’s show them some love! #SchoolBoardAppreciationMonth #ThankYouBoardMembers

December 14, 2023

It’s Time for Re-Enrollment 2024

As we start looking forward to the 24/25 school year, please review the re-enrollment process infographic.

Your early decision and response helps us plan effectively for the upcoming year. Thank you for being a part of our school family! 


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Respond to our text message with your Intent to Return Complete the Re-Enrollment Form & Provide updated Proof of ResidencyConnect with us by phone to confirm your re-enrollment & Free School-Branded Shirt Size Check the mail for our Back to School Welcome Kit & Event InformationBegin the 2024-25 School Year & receive your student’s School-Branded Shirt
December 7, 2023
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July 7, 2023

Welcome to Our New Principal, Coach Dayatra!

Coach Dayatra began her educational career in Laurel, Mississippi as a teacher’s assistant at Oak Park Elementary after dedicating a year as assistant basketball coach at her junior college Alma mater.  

She served as a paraprofessional within the Laurel City School District for four years until she accepted the call to become an English teacher and head basketball, volleyball, and track coach at Heidelberg High School in the East Jasper Consolidated School District in Heidelberg, Mississippi.  

Being awarded the Mississippi Power Outstanding New Teacher Award after her first year as a classroom teacher set a precedent for her passion and dedication to those which she serves. While at Heidelberg, Coach Dayatra was nominated teacher of the year and her students earned a 99%  passing average on the state’s writing assessments. She became known as the “English guru” within her professional community. After the completion of year five at Heidelberg High, Coach was afforded the opportunity to go back to her hometown of Laurel, Mississippi to become a teacher and head basketball/track coach at her high school Alma Mater. Coach continued to make an impact on her students and was nominated for the Alan R. Barton Excellence in Teaching Award and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award. Her basketball team advanced to the playoffs in four out of five seasons and finished as District runner-up in her third season, while the track team also won the State Championship in the 4×4 relay and advanced to the Regional tournament.   

A full circle occurred when Coach Dayatra was called to return to Heidelberg High School to accept the role of District Lead Teacher and then became the Assistant Principal for the next four years. 

After leaving Mississippi, Coach settled in Columbus, Ohio and started her Midwest educational career at Buckeye Preparatory Academy as an ELA teacher. She then later became the Reading Intervention Specialist and by the end of the school term, she was the fill-in third-grade ELA teacher due to staffing decreases. Two years were spent at Buckeye Prep and she decided to part ways to work on the high school level, once more landing an English teacher position at the Academy for Urban Scholars high school in Columbus, Ohio where she would serve four years.  

At the Academy for Urban Scholars high school, Coach Dayatra served in many capacities which include 9-12 English Lead Teacher, Assistant Principal, Manager of Student Engagement and Retention, Title 1 Coordinator, and most recently, Director of Mentoring.  

Coach received recognition as 212 New Employee in 2019; the Resilience Award in 2021 and was named 10TV News Classroom Hero in 2022. 

Her educational experiences have afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. Her educational philosophy is based on her uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a support system that is fair, firm, and consistent. 

Coach Dayatra earned an Associate Degree from Jones County Junior College in 1993 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in English from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1996. She later attended William Carey University and earned her Master of Education Degree in Gifted and Talented in 2011.  

Coach Dayatra has three daughters, all of whom have graduated from high school as well as a four-year university, five grandchildren, and a host of grand pets.  

Her desire to make a difference is unmatched and she is excited to bring 28 years of educational experience and a passion for people to continue her career with the ACCEL family as Principal of Capital Collegiate Preparatory Academy. 

November 18, 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) »

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.

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 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.