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September 9, 2020

AMP Support Video & Contact Information

Our AMP Support Team is here to help students and parents with tech support from 8am-5pm each weekday!

  • View the AMP Orientation Video & learn how to log-on, navigate your classroom, contact your teacher & other basics!
  • Call AMP Support 1-833-4AMPHLP (1-833-426-7457)
  • Submit a Tech Support Ticket – click through to the AMP Support webpage and then click the Submit A Ticket button
  • Live Chat with AMP Support – click through to the AMP Support webpage and then click the Live Chat button
August 31, 2020

Monthly Principal’s Report Newsletter – September 2020

 

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve our students and community these past couple of weeks. All of the planning and hard work are paying off and our vision is becoming a reality. We have a group of students following all of the safety guidance while learning in the building 5 days a week. We have a group of students successfully logging into chrome books and engaging with teachers from home 5 days a week. And, we have a group of students getting support in the building 2 days a week and learning from home the remaining days. It is a lot to pull off, but thanks to your patience, cooperation, and communication, it is all coming together and starting to feel “normal”. Our LPA scholars will come out of this with a new set of skills that will help them adapt to whatever the future of teaching and learning looks like. That is priceless and worth the work. So, thank you. Thank you for trusting us with your students and their learning and thank you for partnering with us to make the best of this crazy time we are living in.

Read the full newsletter (PDF) »

 

 

August 22, 2020

Lorain Preparatory Academy in The Chronicle-Telegram

 

Lorain Preparatory Academy was featured in Carissa Woytach’s article for The Chronicle-Telegram today, “Community Schools in Lorain County Look to Start the Year Remotely Amid Pandemic.” In the article, Lorain Preparatory Academy’s three learning options for families were mentioned, which include: Traditional (5 days at school), Online (5 days at home), and Hybrid (2 days at school & 3 days at home).

Link to full article: https://chroniclet.com/news/232571/community-schools-in-lorain-county-look-to-start-the-year-remotely-amid-pandemic/

August 21, 2020

Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement Policy

 

Internet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below.

  • Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student)
  • Payment: Twice per year (February 2021 & August 2021)
  • Eligibility & Requirements:
    • Family must qualify for the National School Lunch Program
    • Student must be enrolled in the Online or Hybrid learning model for the 20-21 school year
    • Student & family must be in good standing with the school (verified home address on record, active enrollment, regular attendance, participation in state and local testing requirements, etc)
    • Reimbursement is per household (not per student). Families with students residing in multiple households are not eligible for multiple reimbursements. In this situation, families must determine a primary household and submit receipts accordingly.
  • Process:
    • Families will be required to submit receipts from their Internet Service Provider to the school office:
      • No later than January 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in February for the months of August-December 2020.
      • No later than July 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in August for the months of January-June 2020.
    • Families will be asked to verify their mailing address with Proof of Residence documentation prior to the distribution of the reimbursement check.
  • Exceptions:
    • Reimbursement will be pro-rated for any partial months the student is actively enrolled. For example, if the student is actively enrolled fewer than 15 calendar days, the reimbursement amount will be process at $12.50 for the month.
    • Students enrolled in the Traditional model who meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible for reimbursement if the school is required to suspend face-to-face learning for a period of time based on public health guidance and in coordination with ACCEL Schools and local public health officials.

Read the full policy (PDF):  2056 – Internet Reimbursement Policy

 

August 17, 2020

A Day in the Life: Your Plan for Successful Online Learning

 

New to online learning? Worried about preparing for fall? Want to make sure your child can stay on track?  Don’t worry, we have you covered!

 

We have created a plan that is simple to follow no matter what grade your student is in!

  • Every day, make sure your student is logged in by 8:00am
  • Every day, your student will meet online with their teachers. You will be provided with a schedule the first week of school.
  • Not all learning will happen online. There will be time every day to students to practice what they have learned independently offline.
  • Your school will give you a schedule to help keep you on track and prepped for success.

You and your student have a login. You have a schedule. You have great teachers.

We just need a couple of things from you to help make this a great year.

  • Set up a work area for your student that is quiet and free of distractions.
  • Log in to Canvas every day with your observer account to help your student stay on track.
  • Take the parent orientation course to teach you about all the great tools that Canvas has to keep you and your student on track.

Get school updates, learning resources, tech support, and more in the tabs on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Ready for the school year? You’ve got this!

 

July 27, 2020
July 9, 2020

20-21 Learning Options for Students

We are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year:

  • Traditional  In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures.
  • Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning.
  • Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components.

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:

  1. Check your email, school website & Facebook page the Week of July 13 for further description of these models including logistical details like safety protocols, technology, and transportation.
  2. Plan to attend our upcoming Online 20-21 School Year Information Session—date and time will be announced soon!
  3. After attending the info session, please select the option for your student(s) by Friday, July 31st. Your student will be enrolled in the Traditional Cohort unless we hear a different selection from you by 7/31. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020

Thank you. We look forward to educating your student this school year!

July 1, 2020

Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Lorain Prep students scored 19 points higher  than the local school district in meeting Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Requirement. Lorain Prep additionally received a B Rating for improving K-3 student literacy among at-risk students at a rate higher than the state average according to ODE’s most recent report card (2018-19).

  • Lorain Preparatory Academy Pass Rate = 94%
  • Lorain City Schools Pass Rate = 75%

B-Rated for Gap Closing

Lorain Preparatory Academy students are beating the odds and achieving academic success above expectations as evidenced by Lorain Prep’s B Rating for Gap Closing in ODE’s most recent report card (2018-19).

June 29, 2020

Early Kindergarten Program

We are excited to announce that Lorain Preparatory Academy will be implementing an Early Kindergarten Program starting in Fall 2020! The Early K program is a dedicated class that focuses on preparing your child for academic success.

 

Developed with the ACCEL Schools Academic Team, our Early Kindergarten Program focuses on each child’s physical, social, and cognitive development. Our teaching approach uses meaningful playtime and learning materials that are centered around young children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.

  • Free, full-day program for children ages 4-5
  • Full year (August – May) program
  • Applicants must turn five years old by January 1st
  • A brief Kindergarten assessment is required during the registration process

 

Our Early Kindergarten Program teacher will be in regular communication with you throughout the year to discuss your child’s progress toward his or her individual learning goals.

 

“Starting school is the beginning of a special journey for each child,” says Principal Wilson. “Our Early Kindergarten Program gives Lorain Preparatory Academy students a strong start and foundation for lifelong learning.”

 

For more information, call (440) 282-3127 today, or apply by clicking here.