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Accredited Program with Award-Winning Results

K-8 students at Northwest Academy are academically successful

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Accredited Program with Award-Winning Results

K-8 students at Northwest Academy are academically successful

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Accredited Program with Award-Winning Results

K-8 students at Northwest Academy are academically successful

Student at desk with laptop and headphones.

Accredited Program with Award-Winning Results

K-8 students at Northwest Academy are academically successful

Awards and Accreditation

Northwest Academy is accredited by Cognia™ for meeting the highest standards of education in ongoing third-party review. We are a four-time recipient of the Momentum Award from the Ohio Department of Education and have earned multiple A ratings on Progress, Overall Value-Added, and more. We rank in the Top 25% of Ohio Charter Schools and have outperformed our neighboring public schools by double-digit percentage points in most grade levels the past three years. For multiple years in a row, 100% of our 3rd Graders have met the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Additionally, we offer full day Kindergarten with early entrance for students who turn five years old before January 1.

Academics

At Northwest Academy, we provide a standards-based curriculum that teaches students skills for college and career readiness. Our curriculum is built on the Ohio Learning Standards (OLS) for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts, and Physical Education. Northwest students are instructed in six subject areas:

English Language Arts

We help students develop vital communication skills, while inspiring a love of literature. Younger children learn phonics and grammar and prepare for reading through multi-sensory activities, while older students learn to comprehend and analyze both fiction and non-fiction. The program emphasizes classic works and writing as a process.

Math

We balance fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem solving. Our active approach ensures that students understand the realities that underlie mathematical concepts. Games and animations bring concepts to life, while challenge problems, regular practice, and review ensure mastery. We build from the concrete to the abstract as students move from basic skills toward algebra.

Science

Our Science program uses hands-on experiments to support the systematic study of life, Earth, and the physical sciences. We nurture curiosity as students practice observation and analytical skills. Students learn how our understanding of the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances.

Social Studies

With integrated topics in geography, civics, economics, and history, our Social Studies program opens young minds and imaginations to far-off lands, distant times, and diverse cultures. We explore the history and geography of North America and beyond.

Physical Education

Organized physical education gets children exercising regularly. It teaches students important concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as promoting general health and well-being.

Music

Fundamental instruction in melody, harmony, rhythm, and form. Experiential learning including singing, moving, listening & performing. Enrichment opportunities such as Band, Choir & Symphonic Band.

Instructional Model

Our school is built on a strong foundation of high expectations for academic achievement for all students. Our instructional
model has four key components to achieve strong academic results:

Individualized Instruction

Students participate in a variety of learning activities each day that individualize instruction for each subject area. Students receive whole class instruction, small group instruction, and individual instruction with teachers, technology and other curricular tools.

Properly Certified & Licensed Teachers

Our teachers meet the requirements set forth by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Bachelor’s degree, grade-level teaching license/certificate & ability to demonstrate subject area expertise. Our teachers are supported by trainers and participate in continuous, research-based professional development. Our teachers are accountable for student learning and rewarded for high quality performance.

More Time on Task

Our students receive double the instruction in ELA and Math to provide a strong foundation for all learning. Beginning with full-day Kindergarten, our school also follows a longer school day and school year than many other schools.

Short Cycle Assessments

Student knowledge of academic standards is assessed formally and informally in short cycles by each teacher. Our teachers adjust class-level and individual instruction based on student performance in these frequent intervals.

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Child Find

Northwest Academy serves a diverse population of students and we work to support the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students.

Jessica Garton
Director of Special Education & Child Find Contact
jgarton@accelschools.com
(216) 226-6800