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F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a charter school?
Charter schools are independently-operated public schools. Parents can choose to send their children to a public charter school outside of their “zoned” public school. There is no charge or tuition to attend a public charter school. While charter schools have flexibility in choosing curriculum and developing innovative teaching practices, charter schools must test students and report results, just like the government-operated public schools, as required by federal and state laws.

 

School Location:
The East Preparatory Academy
4129 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103

 

Security
The campus is fully fenced and secure with video surveilence and where all visitors are required to be screened at the office.

 

What sets East Preparatory Academy apart from other schools?
East Preparatory Academy offers a choice for parents and students within the public school system.  East Preparatory Academy is often referred to as a private school without the tuition. We place a high emphasis on parent involvement and require parent participation.  Our curriculum allows for small group learning to take place allowing the teacher to focus on the needs of the individual child. Students learn PBL ( Project Based Learning) with a focus on technology.

 

How much does it cost to attend East Preparatory Academy?
East Preparatory Academy is a publicly-funded charter school.  There is no tuition charged to attend a charter school.

 

Do you provide transportation?
Yes. We provide transportation to students.  Bus stops are located throughout our Cleveland area for students who wish to ride the bus.

 

Do the students wear uniforms?
Yes.  Burgundy polo or button down shirts, tan or khaki pants and all black shoes – tennis shoes or dress shoes.

 

Do you sell uniforms?
Once each fall, we sell polo shirts with the East Prep logo on them, but other than that one time, we don’t sell uniforms at the school.  Many of our parents purchase their shirts at Foreman Mills, Rose's, Old Navy or Walmart (online).

 

Are there After School Activities?
We offer tutoring in Math and Reading after school for all students.  Currently, we have an Activity period during the school day once a week for 4 weeks at a time.  Students select from clubs such as Science, 24 Math, Cooking, Board Games, How to Knit and Arts and Crafts.  Additional after-school activities or enrichment activities during the school day will be added based on student and staff interest and availability.

 

What kind of technology do you have?
Each classroom features a variety of technology, such as tablets, Promethean Boards, desk top computers and notebooks.  Students use technology to foster independent learning, reinforce key concepts, and learn challenging material.

 

Does the school provide free lunches?
Free breakfasts and lunches are provided to all students.

 

Where can I view a list of school supplies?
A list of school supplies is available in the school office.

 

Do you offer special education services?
We currently offer enrichment classes working toward Gifted and Talented, as well as a variety of other services.

 

How can parents be involved at the school?
We strongly encourage all parents to be involved in the children’s education!  Opportunities include conferences, listening to students read, playing math flashcard games, chaperoning dances, etc…

 

How can I donate to the school?
East Preparatory Academy accepts donations of school supplies, books, new or gently used uniforms.

 

How big are your class sizes?
Generally, class sizes range from about 18 students in kindergarten to about 25 students in grades 1-8.

 

How old does my child have to be to enroll in kindergarten?
Your child should be 5 before the end of September.

 

Are East Preparatory Academy’s teachers certified?
Every East Preparatory Academy teacher is certified to teach in the subject and grade-level to which they are assigned.  All staff is highly qualified.

 

How can I get updates about East Preparatory Academy?
Please email info@eastprep.org to be added to the weekly email blasts to all families.