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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 14, 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! 


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
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November 18, 2022

Join the Wellness Committee!

The Local Wellness Policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The Wellness Policy Committee has been created as an effort to manage and develop our school’s healthy habits.

» A Wellness Committee will be appointed to each school

» The committee may include parents and guardians, students, representatives of the school nutrition program, physical education teachers, or any other interested stakeholder that is aligned with the goals of the policy

» The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year

This is a great opportunity to help promote and support student health and wellness, and create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment. Please contact mealcounts@accelschools.com for more information.

We want to hear from you. Please contact us at: mealcounts@accelschools.com


Download Wellness Committee Flyer (PDF) »

October 7, 2022

October 2022 Newsletter



I am so very pleased with all that we have planned for our Champions at East Academy for this School Year. In this Newsletter you will see a list of Extra-Curricular Activities, Sports and other great additions that we have here this year. Please take the time to read over this entire Newsletter Carefully as it is jam-packed with events and information. Let’s all work together to ensure we have the best year possible!

Principal Hall-Green, M.Ed., S. A.


  1. Doors open for breakfast at 7:30am.
  2. Students are marked as tardy after 8:00am.
  3. Dismissal begins at 3:30pm.
  4. Early pick-up adds to minutes that students are out of school.
  5. Students who are picked up early without advanced notice (by 2:30pm) will be marked absent until a doctor’s note is provided.


  • All students in grades EK-7th should wear black pants and a white collar shirt Monday through Thursday.
  • Only 8th grade is permitted to wear Khaki Pants.
  • On Friday’s we show our Eagle Spirit by wearing red polos or approved East Academy Wear.
  • All shoes must be black, white, red or can be a combination of the three colors.

NO HOODIES ALLOWED! School Cardigans are the only acceptable outer-garment.


East is a No Cell Phone Zone-Effective 10/11/2022

Students are not to have cell phones in class. It is a distraction and we have so much learning to do! Beginning on Tuesday, October 11th students will be given an opportunity to turn in phones upon arrival. Students who violate the cell phone expectations will receive consequences after a parent meeting is held.


  • Cheerleading- 8/5
  • Baseball- 10/6
  • Drumming- 10/6
  • STEM Club- 10/11
  • Strength & Conditioning- 10/6
  • Volleyball- 10/3
  • Dance- 9/30
  • Pep Squad- 10/11
  • Theater Club-10/13
  • Basketball- TBD
  • Art Club-10/12
  • Track & Field- TBD
  • Student Council- 10/18
  • Debate Team- TBD


  • Fall Festival- 10/5 from 4pm-6pm
  • Muffins With Moms- 10/7 from 7:30am-8:00am
  • East’s City-Wide Open Gym-10/7 from 4pm-6:30pm
  • Parent- Teacher Conferences 10/10 from 10am-3pm
  • Volleyball Game-Season Opener 10/11@APEX, 4:30pm
  • Homecoming Dance: 5th-8th from , 10/14
  • Homecoming Dance: EK-4th *During School 10/14
  • 8th Grade High School Visit, 10/14 @ NEO HS
  • Academic Awards Assembly: EK-4th @ 2pm, 10/26
  • Academic Awards Assembly: 5th-8th @2pm, 10/27
  • Read O’ Ween- 10/28 EK-8th *All Day At School


Stay Tuned For More Details…

We will use IReady and other Academic Data to make our Rosters. Letters will be sent home mid October.

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July 6, 2021

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.   
March 1, 2021

Mrs. Taylor & Middle School Students Share Anthem for Fellow Cleveland Students Heading Back to School This Spring


Mrs. Taylor and Middle School students at East Academy, a K-8 public charter school in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood, have created an anthem for Cleveland students who are returning to school buildings today for the first time since face-to-face learning was suspended at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago. Since the start of the 2020-21 school year, East Academy students have had the choice of Traditional, Online, or Hybrid Learning options, and most students have attended school in-person since August. Their message to fellow students? “Got to stay solid 10 toes to the ground, Got to wear all these masks on our face, 6 feet no one can be in our space, But our hustle cannot be erased!”

Watch the Video on Facebook »

Full link: https://fb.watch/3Y-nWJrSwq/


Lyrics written by Tajuana Taylor and students. Background music: “Too Quick” produced by RicoRunDat.


February 25, 2021

Amazon Fully Funds Donors Choose Campaign of East Academy Teacher


Kindergarten students at East Academy and their teacher, Ms. Antoinette Reno, got a big surprise on Wednesday when the Amazon Business Team showed up to gift them hundreds of dollars’ worth of classroom furniture and supplies.

It started when Reno, a first-year teacher, put together a Donors Choose campaign to fund flexible seating and other projects in her classroom. “My Kindergarten students did not have the privilege of attending preschool and are in a classroom environment for the first time,” said Reno, “After months of being cooped up at home due to COVID, they cannot sit and focus on the task at hand.”

Reno’s answer was to create flexible seating arrangements within her classroom and a calming area for students to visit when they became anxious or emotional with the difficulties of learning and transitioning to routine. In need of funding, she created a Donors Choose campaign mainly comprised of Amazon Business furniture and supplies which caught the attention of an Amazon employee.

Following their 2020 track record of funding 447 projects focused on racial equity in schools, Amazon Business chose to fully fund Ms. Reno’s campaign as one of their first projects in 2021. They stopped by East Academy on Wednesday to deliver the products which included everything from floor desks and flexible seating balls to plastic folders and Play-Doh. “I am filled with gratitude,” says Reno, “Amazon’s donations are helping me provide the students in my class more options and opportunities to learn.”


December 1, 2020

COVID-19 Notice



Dear School Community,

East Academy is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. We want to inform you that that we have recently received information about at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student or staff person at East Academy. Cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed location(s) (has/have) been completed.

East will remain Open (12/02/2020) at this time. We are working closely with Cleveland Health Department and anyone identified as a close contact will be notified by the health department as a part of COVID-19 investigation.

– East Academy Staff