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Welcome to Hinckley Preparatory Academy!

We are a newly opened public charter school for competitive sports and academics for EK-6 students. Our mission is to promote the academic, emotional, and physical development of our students through the promotion of teamwork, sportsmanship, and athletic competition.  By developing these skills, student-athletes will become confident and capable contributing members of our community.

Academics – we teach an Ohio Standards-based curriculum and individualize instruction to each student by assessing students on a bi-weekly schedule to know if a student is working ahead, falling behind, or right on track. We teach our core subjects of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies & Science every morning.

Athletics – students participate in our afternoon athletics program which includes a wide variety of team sports as well as physical conditioning and mindfulness practice.

Life Skills – our well-rounded education incorporates real-world & social-emotional learning so that students are confident and primed for success.

“I am a Hinckley Knight team player! I will make this day count by aiming for excellence, focusing on my goals, learning from my mistakes, and giving my best.” 

The Hinckley Knights are dedicated to:

• Trustworthiness
• Respect for others, self, and school
• Responsibility
• Fairness
• Caring for others
• Citizenship

Thank you for choosing Hinckley Preparatory Academy!

Miles Felton, Principal

Principal Miles Felton has over a decade of experience in education and has established a reputation for success in academics and sports. Born and raised in Southeast Michigan, Principal Felton developed a passion for sports and education at a young age. This passion guided him toward pursuing a career in education while attending Purdue University.
Throughout his career, he has worked with various clients, companies, and organizations most notably the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read full bio »

Dr. Chad Carr, Executive Vice President

Dr. Chad Carr is the creator of the Blitz™ Academic Model and Hinckley Preparatory’s Executive Vice President.  Dr. Carr joined ACCEL Schools in 2015 with over 27 years of experience as a K-12 educator, coach, principal, and superintendent of schools in Ohio and Kentucky. Prior to joining ACCEL Schools, Dr. Carr served as Executive Vice President of Mosaica Education, where he turned-around failing charter schools in Ohio. Read full bio »

  • Tayler Paul

    TeacherGrade Kindergarten
  • Brittany Waggoner

    TeacherGrade 1
  • Olivia Althen

    TeacherGrade 3
  • Dixie Casal

    TeacherGrade 4/5

Community School

Hinckley Preparatory Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by Ohio Council of Community Schools 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. 


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.