Submit ApplicationSubmit your child(s) application online through the application tool. Please click on the following link to complete the first step.
Application ReviewAfter completing the first step, our Admissions Manager will review your child’s application. Once the review is completed and your child’s application has been accepted, we will notify you by the communication preferences that you selected on how to proceed with the next step.
Student OrientationWe will contact you to schedule a date and time for you and your family to visit our academy for student orientation. Due to COVID-19, school visitations are limited for your safety and our staff.
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Frequently asked questions
At Central Academy of Ohio we’re driven by providing the family as a whole with information. If you still have unanswered questions please view our Frequently Asked Questions section below. If your questions still haven’t been answered we’d love to hear from you.
What is Central Academy of Ohio?
Located in Toledo, Central Academy of Ohio serves children in kindergarten through eighth grades with a project-based, inquiry led learning environment. Central Academy of Ohio is an internationally minded school which uses its rigorous, fully aligned IB curriculum to meet the needs of a diverse population of learners. In addition to Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, all students have classes in character education, foreign language (Arabic or Spanish), Physical Education, and Art. The small class sizes create a close, family-like environment where attention is focused on each student’s learning style. The goal of the staff of Central Academy of Ohio is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
What if I am an English Language Learner?
The Academy seeks to provide every child, regardless of national origin or native language, quality, and meaningful educational instruction. Each students is evaluated on his/her English language proficiency. Consequently, students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are provided instructional services through ELL programs which are designed to meet each students unique needs.
What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) program?
We are proud to be accredited for the Primary Years Program (PYP) by the International Baccalaureate Organization!
The International Baccalaureate, or (IB), is an internationally recognized teaching and learning program that engages students to become leaders of their own learning. The PYP will benefit ALL students and focuses on developing the whole child inside and outside of the classroom. Building on the GEE curriculum, teaching and learning will become more student-led and inquiry-driven.
Subjects will be connected through inquiries into broad themes such as Who We Are, Where We Are in Time and Place, How the World Works, How We Express Ourselves, How We Organize Ourselves and Sharing the Planet. Students build character through the emphasis on the Learner Profile which is a set of attributes that define the type of learner IB students aims to become.
The profile combines knowledge, skills, creative, and critical thinking to educate the whole child and prepare them to be active and responsible global citizens.
What is Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools where all students succeed. Learn More: https://www.pbis.org/
Central Academy of Ohio promotes Positive Behavior and Responsible decision-making skills with our students. Students practice Positive Behavior in ALL Aspects
of school. The student has the opportunity to see their success, with “Caught you
making a Good Choice” Coupon, school bucks, free ice cream tickets, and the
monthly Principal Party.
When students are having difficulty making positive choices, they have the opportunity to go to the PBIS ROOM. In the PBIS ROOM, students can “burn off steam’ on the trampoline, do jumping jacks on the floor mats or balance themselves on a balance stand and rock. Others may need a place just to “calm down,” read a book about their feelings or rock on the video chair.
Students have shown success when they manage their feelings before making
poor choices, which may lead to a referral or disciplinary action. Students gain
Self Esteem when they are in control and see positive results- including better
grades and test scores.