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Dear Community,

Welcome to Lorain Preparatory Academy (LPA).  LPA is a learning community which values high expectations for both academics and behavior.  Lorain Preparatory Academy staff embraces students, families, and communities to build and develop well-rounded individuals who are independent, critical thinkers and intrinsically motivated to be life-long learners. We believe that all children can learn as we seek to make a difference in the lives of our students.

The teachers and staff at LPA are committed to providing a quality education for all students in a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment. We are committed to ensuring that each child reaches his/her full potential.

Currently, LPA has a student population of approximately 515 students in grades K-8.  LPA is staffed with 44 certified members of the teaching staff and 8 classified/support staff.  In addition to core academic subjects, students have the benefit of weekly art and physical education classes. Special services available to students include:  special education, literacy support, and counseling. School hours are 8 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday.

We encourage all parents/guardians to maintain regular communications with their child’s teachers, and be actively involved in the school community.  Checking the school calendar, website, and our Facebook page for events and activities will help keep you informed.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the office by calling (440) 282-3127.  We are looking forward to meeting your child and helping foster a love of learning

George Mitchell

George Mitchell, Principal

Megan Wilson, Regional Vice President

Ms. Wilson has been with ACCEL Schools since 2013 and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in K-8 Education from Western Governors’ University. She also holds a K-12 Reading Endorsement from Ashland University.

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Lorain Preparatory Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the St. Aloysius Orphanage (Charter School Specialists) 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.