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July 27, 2021

Welcome Letter – July 19, 2021

Greetings to all our Central Point Families,

Welcome back to a new school year together. Our first official day of school is August 11, 2021. We look forward to seeing you and your student as we begin our new educational journey.

COVID made this past school year very challenging, but we persevered. I am so happy to inform you that we will be relaxing our health protocols for individuals who have been vaccinated. We will be sending home further information pertaining to these protocols and procedures.

I want to thank you personally for entrusting us with the education of your child. We are honored you have chosen us to provide your child with the highest quality of curriculum and instruction. We will be an advocate for you and your child, both academically and socially-emotionally.

Our daily schedule remains unchanged. Student breakfast will be served from 7:30 am – 7:50 am. Breakfast and lunch are again free to all our students; however, you will have to complete the proper forms. The academic day begins at 8:00 am and students will proceed to their classroom with their teacher. Our school day ends promptly at 3:10 pm. We will be using a new dismissal system to better facilitate safer and faster egress.

In an effort to continue to promote a positive and effective learning environment, we will be ensuring all students are compliant with expectations and protocols outlined in our student/parent handbook. These will include:

Dress Code

Students must be properly attired to begin each school day. This includes:


Daily Dress Code:

    • Red, Black, or Grey polo shirt with or without the Central Point Logo
    •  Black, Blue, or Khaki dress slack, trousers, or knee-length skirts (No skinny jeans, athletic pants, or stretch pants are permitted. All trousers must be without holes or rips and be able to accommodate a belt).
    • NO additional jackets, hoodies, or sweatshirts are permitted – ONLY approved CPPA sweaters or hoodies will be allowed.
    • Dress shoes, sneakers, and other closed-toe shoes are permitted. Flip-flop and slides are not permitted!
    • A belt must be work if wearing trousers/pants and it most not have a distracting buckle.
    • Jewelry may be worn, but it should be minimal and not cause distractions.
    • Hair color must be natural. Red, pink, purple, green, blue, etc. are not permitted. Students will be asked to remove inappropriate hair color.

• Attendance

HB 410 will once again be effective and will directly impact all families. This legislation ensures all children are in-school on a regular basis. Failure to comply with this legislation will result in compliance meetings with school administration and truancy advocates.

• Behavior

We will be providing greater support for our students this year. In addition to continuing with our NYAP provider, we will be teaching positive behavioral supports and interventions to students in all grades. I am asking for greater parent support this year to help us reinforce the proper expectations when attending school.


We will be unveiling new curriculum in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies across all grades, K-8. We will be providing targeted interventions with supplemental resources to ensure all students are making adequate yearly progress.

To better assist you in knowing your student’s academic progress, teachers will be communicating frequently via phone, email, and scheduled conferences. It is our goal to keep all our families informed of their student’s progress.


We want to be your partners for success. To this end, you will receive monthly e-newsletters from me, personally informing you of special events, important dates, and general building updates. Please ensure your email address is always kept up-to-date.

I would like to formally announce two new members of our administrative team. Mrs. Alison Cox will now serve as the director of academics for the school, and, Mrs. Nikki Budd is our office manager. Administrator contact information is as follows:

As we transition back to a more normal school year, we will be holding monthly community events, which will allow all families time to meet as a school community to celebrate our students and their learning. Please make time to join us during these events throughout the year. You may find this activity calendar on our school website. We will also send a copy home with your student.

I look forward to a very rewarding school year as we all come together as a community to make each of our students a success.

With kind regards,

Christopher D. Geisler, Ph.D.
Central Point Preparatory Academy

June 1, 2021

Seamless Summer Option Program

This location is participating in the Seamless Summer Option Program.  Lunch will be provided to all children, age 1 through 18, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Please contact the school for serving dates and times.

Program Flyer – English & Español (PDF) » 

July 10, 2020

20-21 Learning Options for Students

We are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year:

  • Traditional  In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures.
  • Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning.
  • Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components.

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:

  1. Check your email, school website & Facebook page the Week of July 13 for further description of these models including logistical details like safety protocols, technology, and transportation.
  2. Plan to attend our upcoming Online 20-21 School Year Information Session—date and time will be announced soon!
  3. After attending the info session, please select the option for your student(s) by Friday, July 31st. Your student will be enrolled in the Traditional Cohort unless we hear a different selection from you by 7/31. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020

Thank you. We look forward to educating your student this school year!

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.”

Ron Packard

May 27, 2020

Fine & Performing Arts

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.

Free Meals & Bus Transportation

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.

April 16, 2020

The Sentinels Mascot

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.