Parents, when surveyed, routinely tell us that safety is one of their top priorities when choosing a school. Although what exactly constitutes a “safe” school likely varies, for many it means a place where children feel welcomed and accepted.
In this school profile, the latest in our Pathway to Success series, author Lyman Millard of the Bloomwell Group, gives us an inside look at a Columbus-based public charter school that creates safe spaces for young people to grow both artistically and academically.
Founded almost twenty years ago, Arts & College Preparatory Academy (ACPA) today serves about 400 students, including one student, profiled in this piece, who has thrived in the school’s unique learning environment.
With a facility expansion completed earlier this year, ACPA is poised to reach more Central Ohio students needing an opportunity to attend a high-quality school where they belong.