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 8/24. For information about the new school year (calendar, supply lists, dress code, etc), visit our Parent Resources page.
As we transition to a school for the arts, Central Point Preparatory Academy is asking for assistance from the community in gathering gently used musical instruments. Instrument donations are tax-deductible and will ensure that every student who selects a music magnet will have an instrument to learn on. Donations can be dropped off at our school campus at 680 Harrisburg Pike between July 15 and August 30. Instruments needed include flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drums, and guitars. Call us at (614) 669-6305 for more information.
Dear Parents and Students,
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I welcome each of you to the 2022-2023 school year at Central Point Preparatory Academy. We are looking forward to an amazing year.
Professionally, I possess over 15 years of experience in the field of education and am licensed as a School Administrator, Administrative Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, and a K-12 Music Teacher. Motivated by my experiences in school, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration and Leadership. However, it may be more important for you to know that I am married to my wife of 10 years, Tia, and am the father of two beautiful special needs sons, Deacon and Justen Jr. Therefore, I fully understand the challenges and rewards you face every day as you work to ensure your children have the best educational experiences.
One of the most important aspects of my work here at CPPA will be building strong relationships with students and families. You’ll find me in the hallways, classrooms and at special activities. My passion has been and always will be educating students. With that in mind, you can expect that I will work diligently with teachers to make sure our students are exposed to curriculum and instruction that is both engaging and challenging. I have an open door policy and welcome your input and ideas. My ultimate goal is to make CPPA a school “Where Students Are Central”. I’m looking forward to meeting each of you as we start this new and exciting journey.
Dr. Justen V. Seay, Principal
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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.”
Our teachers integrate fine and performing arts instruction into all subject areas to enrich the experience of learning and make instruction more memorable and relevant to each child. Lessons in art appreciation help students develop an understanding in form, style, and structure. Art projects and performances help students explore their individual creativity and expression.
All Central Point Prep students receive free breakfast and lunch at school daily. Eligible students additionally receive free yellow bus transportation provided by Columbus City Schools. Click here to read more.
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Sentinels are strong guards, always watchful. At Central Point Prep, students will receive a strong academic foundation and develop a love for life-long learning. Our students will be proud, helpful participants in the Central Point community—looking to the future, and looking out for one another.
- Central Point Prep Not Affected by Teacher Strike
- Musical Instrument Drive
- Welcome Letter from the Principal for the 2022-23 School Year
- Kindergarten Registration Now Open for Fall 2022!
- Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd
- Fine & Performing Arts
- Free Meals & Bus Transportation
- Accredited by Cognia™
- The Sentinels Mascot