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Dear Community,

Welcome to Cleveland College Preparatory School, home of the Sabers! We are a learning community which values high expectations for both academics and behavior.  Our staff embraces students, families & community to develop well-rounded, independent critical thinkers who are intrinsically motivated to be life-long learners. Since opening our doors in 2010, we have served the Slavic Village & surrounding communities by providing a quality education for all students in a safe, secure & nurturing learning environment.

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 (216) 341-1347.  We are looking forward to meeting your child and helping foster a love of learning.

Dr. Scott

Dr. D. Christopher Scott, Principal

Dr. Scott has been an educator for more than 20 years and has been fortunate to serve students, families, and staff as an elementary and middle school teacher. Since 2005, he has served in various leadership roles as an elementary, middle, and high school principal. Dr. Scott is the proud father of four children. He has identical twin sons. His eldest daughter is a senior at the University of Cincinnati, and his youngest daughter recently graduated from high school
this past May. He was her first principal.

Phillip Penn, Executive Principal

Phillip Penn joined ACCEL Schools in 2017 as a school principal with over 12 years of experience as a K-8 educator and administrator. As Executive Principal at ACCEL Schools, he oversees leadership development, instructional programming, operations, and strategic planning for two schools in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to joining ACCEL Schools, Mr. Penn served in teaching and leadership roles in public and charter schools including ICAN Schools, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and Warrensville City Schools. Mr. Penn is passionate about urban education and working in inner city schools, especially his hometown of Cleveland. Educational equity is a top motivation and priority in his work, and he prides himself in communication and developing supportive relationships. Mr. Penn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership as well as a Master’s degree in Education from Cleveland State University.

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Community School

Cleveland College 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.

Cleveland College Preparatory School is a proud partner of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. For more information about the partnership, please visit http://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/Page/6142.

Founded in 2014, ACCEL Schools is a K-12 public charter school management organization (CMO) serving students across the United States in brick-and-mortar, virtual, and hybrid school settings. We focus on improving academic outcomes of students regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic factors. The leadership team at ACCEL Schools has a combined 1000+ years of experience as global school management operators with expertise in curriculum research and design, assessment, student support services, and education consulting. Our entire team fundamentally believes that all children deserve a great education and students should be supported as they pursue a wide variety of post-secondary options. Our robust technology increases engagement, access to resources, efficiencies, and academic results helping our students become productive global citizens.