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April 17, 2024

Hinckley Preparatory Academy Before & After School Care FAQs

Hinckley Prep’s before and after school care keeps students busy and helps parents manage their busy workweek schedules. Our school day begins at 7:45 am and concludes at 3:15 pm, but our staff is here for you from 6:50 am-6:00 pm to support your family’s commuting needs.  

The Hinckley Prep before/after school program helps students with their homework and gives them time to socialize or decompress through social-emotional learning activities, art, games, and playtime. Here are a few FAQs about our before/after school program: 

Is there an age limit for before/after school care?  
No! We welcome students of all ages. 

What are the operating times for the program?  
Before school care starts at 6:50am. After school care runs until 6pm. 

Is before/after care on site?  
Yes. We run our before/after care here at Hinckley Prep.  

How do I sign up for before/after school care?  
You can sign up in person at the front office or via phone

What is the deadline to sign up for before/after school care?  
Before and after care participation is on a week-to-week basis. 

How much does it cost to participate in before/after school care? 
The program is $60 per week, per student. 

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 18, 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! 

HERE’S HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR:

STEP 1 »STEP 2 »STEP 3 »STEP 4 »STEP 5 »
JanuaryMarch July AugustAugust
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
August 8, 2023

Hinckley Preparatory Academy Hosts School Year Kickoff Event on August 9; Welcomes Students to Inaugural School Year on August 16

Teachers and staff are eager to welcome students to school on August 16 at Hinckley Preparatory Academy, a new public charter school offering competitive sports and college preparatory academics for students in kindergarten through grade 5. New and prospective students and their parents are invited to campus for a School Year Kickoff on August 9 from 5pm-7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments and activities, meet school staff, and get help with the school registration process. Additionally, former college and NFL wide receiver, Braxton Miller, will be signing autographs. 

Hinckley Preparatory Academy belongs to the ACCEL School network—a nationwide network of over 70 charter schools committed to providing educational opportunities for all students regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic factors. The new school is located at 1586 Center Road 
Hinckley, OH.  

Academics 
Students receive daily instruction in English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Sports. Students additionally participate in Art, Music, Technology, and Social-Emotional Learning. Teachers follow the BLITZ Model which emphasizes mastery of each Ohio Learning Standard. In each subject area, teachers assess each student using scrimmages (every two weeks) and review or accelerate learning material accordingly. Throughout the school year, students, teachers, administrators, and parents track academic performance based on regular assessments, scrimmages, and academic competitions. 

Athletics 
In addition to fitness, intramural practice, and game theory, students play card and board games to learn important aspects of sportsmanship, collaboration, and leadership. By fourth grade, students have the opportunity to participate in competitive intramural and league sports. Middle school students have the opportunity to commit to seasonal or year-round team sports. The school offers competitive sports and physical conditioning integrated into the school day, leaving evenings free for family time and other pursuits.  

Leadership 
Principal of Hinckley Preparatory Academy, 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. Principal Felton is dedicated to building a positive culture of learning at Hinckley and looks forward to welcoming students on campus August 16. 

For more information or to RSVP for upcoming events, visit www.hinckleyprep.org. 

February 24, 2023

Benefits of Sports in Schools

Did you know that less than one-quarter (24%) of children 6 to 17 years of age participate in 60 minutes of physical activity every day? That means most children aren’t getting the exercise they need to prevent serious health issues like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. And they’re missing out on the academic benefits too, since exercise is linked to better focus, memory, and classroom performance.  

The CDC recommends 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical exercise a day for school-aged children. When kids are active at school, they are healthier, happier, and more successful in school. Here are a few of the benefits of sports and physical education in schools: 

  • Improved attention 
  • Better mood and memory 
  • Lower risk of depression 
  • More time on task 
  • Fewer absences 
  • Better behavior 
  • Better bone & heart health 
  • Healthier weight 

Source: CDC Healthy Schools


Our experienced school leaders strongly believe in these benefits and implement them throughout the school day.  

What is a Charter School?

What is a Charter School? 

According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, charter schools are independently operated public schools that have the freedom to design classrooms that meet their students’ needs. All charter schools operate under a contract with a charter school authorizer – usually a nonprofit organization, government agency, or university – that holds them accountable to the exacting standards outlined in their charter.

Why Choose Charter? 
The reasons parents choose charter schools for their children are just as unique as the students themselves. Here are a few of the reasons why families choose charter education: 

Teachers 
Charter schools are known for having dedicated administrators and teachers who have a stake in their students’ success. The charter model encourages innovation, thinking “outside the box,” and going the extra mile to help each student be successful. 

School’s focus 
Instead of a one size, fits all approach, charter schools can change it up! They may choose a specific educational methodology like Montessori or Waldorf or the school could emphasize STEM learning or competitive sports training, like Hinckley Prep. Parents are often drawn to a charter school for the specific programs it offers. Open Houses and special events on campus are excellent opportunities to get to know what makes each school unique.

Time for a change 
Whether your child is struggling in his or her current school, needs extra challenge, or simply is ready for a different educational environment, charter schools offer a fresh approach to learning that many families appreciate. Every child is unique and charter schools offer many different options for meeting your family’s educational needs. 

July 6, 2022

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.