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July 20, 2021

Welcome Letter – July 2021

Dear Northwest Family,

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer break and looking forward to the upcoming school year! In this letter, you will find important dates leading up to our first day of school August 17, 2021 for all K-8th grade students.

School hours:
7:30 am to 8:00 am – Breakfast
8:05 am – Students are considered tardy after this time
2:50 pm – School doors are closed to begin preparation for dismissal. At this time no one will be allowed into the building for student pick up unless you have called the front office prior to this time.
3:00 pm – Dismissal begins

We are planning some exciting events over the next two months. Please keep the following dates in mind and we look forward to seeing you this school year.

  • Back to school event will be August 11, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

On the Resources page you will find the following information:

  • New Health and Safety guidelines
  • Dress Code policy and letter
  • Supply list for your child’s grade
  • Lunch income application (please complete and return to school with your child on first day of school or at the back to school event)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 216-226-6800.


Dr. Rodney Bly
Regional Vice President
Hope Academy Northwest

May 7, 2021

2021 Summer School Program


Northwest Academy is happily announcing the return of summer school. This will be offered for grades Kindergarten through Seventh Grade for a period of five weeks. Additional details are located below. If interested, please either call the main office at (216) 226-6800 or complete and return the form located below by Friday, May 21st.

  • Grade Levels: Open from Kindergarten to Seventh Grade
  • Dates: Monday to Thursday from June 14th to July 15th
  • Times: 9am to 2pm
  • Doors do not open till 9am
  • Breakfast and Lunch are provided
  • Transportation is NOT provided
  • Open to Virtual and traditional scholars (this will only occur in the traditional format however)


Download Letter and Registration Form (PDF) »


February 16, 2021
January 29, 2021
September 9, 2020
September 2, 2020

Hope Academy’s Superintendent Interviewed on Channel 19 WOIO


Dr. Rodney Bly, Superintendent of Hope Academy, was interviewed by Channel 19’s Cleveland Now to discuss school reopening plans during the pandemic. In the segment he discusses what a public charter school is and the three learning options being offered at ACCEL charter schools this fall:  Traditional (5 days at school), Online (5 days at home), and Hybrid (mixed). Watch the full segment below or on YouTube: https://youtu.be/07DF2ljaXoQ


August 23, 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.
  • To read the full policy, click here.
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 29, 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!