Congratulations to Columbus Humanities Arts and Technology Academy for winning two Accely awards at the annual leadership summit held this July. The school was recognized for outstanding student attendance and academic performance – taking home the coveted Gold School award.
Recognizing the hard work and success of our schools and school leaders is an important tradition at ACCEL Schools. While schools across the country are still recovering from challenges related to the pandemic, we have seen a surge in success from schools serving historically underrecognized communities.
“We are mission driven to make quality education available to all children regardless of geographic location or life circumstances,” said ACCEL Schools CEO Ron Packard who presented the awards on July 17. “It is an honor to recognize the staff and leadership who are putting ACCEL’s ideals into action and creating positive change in the lives of the students and communities who need it most.”
CHATA received the following 2023 Accely awards:
Outstanding Student Attendance
CHATA was one of 10 schools across the ACCEL network that achieved an Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 92% or higher – no small feat in a year where schools nationwide reported high rates of pandemic-related absenteeism.
Gold School Award
The Gold School Award recognizes the highest achieving schools in the ACCEL network. This prestigious award went to 10 schools in 2023 that demonstrated strong academic outcomes as well as positive enrollment growth.
Congratulations to every member of our CHATA community for contributing to our success in 2023. We are honored to accept these Accely awards on behalf of our entire team and look forward to another extraordinary school year.
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The Local Wellness Policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The Wellness Policy Committee has been created as an effort to manage and develop our school’s healthy habits.
» A Wellness Committee will be appointed to each school
» The committee may include parents and guardians, students, representatives of the school nutrition program, physical education teachers, or any other interested stakeholder that is aligned with the goals of the policy
» The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year
This is a great opportunity to help promote and support student health and wellness, and create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
We want to hear from you. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to be recognized by the Ohio Department of Education with three stars for Progress and three stars for Gap Closing!
Over the past week, we’ve been fielding questions from our community about the potential teacher strike at Columbus City Schools.
We want to confirm to our families that our school will not be affected by the strike. As a public charter school, we operate independently from public school districts.
We will begin the school year in-person as planned on Wednesday 8/24. For information about the new school year (calendar, supply lists, dress code, etc), visit our Parent Resources page.
French artist Henri Matisse said, “Creativity takes courage,” and we wholeheartedly agree! Whether painting or sculpting, dancing or acting, singing or playing an instrument, artistic expression requires skill and bravery. And the rewards for cultivating creativity are limitless! That’s why arts education is an important part of our educational offerings.
Did you know that students who study music perform better in math and science? Performers hone public speaking and problem-solving skills. And visual artists develop their imaginations and learn to think outside the box. The academic, character traits, and life skills that students develop while participating in the arts helps them succeed in school and prepares them to excel in college and careers.
Learn more about the importance of art education by watching this video from Americans for the Arts.
We are a proud member of ACCEL Schools—a public charter school network serving thousands of PK-12 students throughout the United States. ACCEL was founded in 2012 by the early pioneers of online learning. Our leadership believes that all children, regardless of location or socio-economic background, deserve a quality education that prepares them to succeed in school and become productive global citizens.
ACCEL Schools Instructional Model provides:
- Aligned Academics meet or exceed state standards ensuring your child is on track for rigorous college and career opportunities.
- Certified, Licensed Teachers and a student-centered staff are united in executing our mission to make a difference in the life trajectory of each student.
- More Time on Task and double the instructional minutes for ELA and Math maximizes learning in your child’s school day.
- Short Cycle Assessments keep track of how students are progressing in the program, giving teachers ongoing feedback so they can tailor instruction to your student’s needs.
- Individualized Instruction driven by assessment data means we are familiar with the needs of each child and set students up for success in each course of study.
- State Testing Preparation reduces the anxiety often associated with high stakes tests, helping our teachers and students feel confident with the structure and methodology of state exams.
- Academic Support including education technology, interventional specialists, and instructional aides assist students during the school day. After school tutoring, summer school, and Saturday school programs extend support services beyond the traditional school day and year.
- Extracurricular Courses & Activities round out our educational offerings providing students social-emotional learning, athletics, arts, service learning & more.
This location is participating in the Seamless Summer Option Program. Lunch will be provided to all children, age 1 through 18, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Please contact the school for serving dates and times.
Many thanks to Alexis Moberger, ABC6 Reporter, for interviewing our students in her piece ‘Inspirational;’ Columbus students watch democracy in action during inauguration.
“As the nation watched President Biden and Vice President Harris each take the oath of office, students watched as well. Some classrooms included the Inauguration in their lesson for the day. Students at Columbus Humanities, Arts & Technology Academy had their eyes glued to their classroom projector as they watched the inauguration of 46th President Joe Biden.”
“It made me have hope for the future…when I heard that they [the students] all had such passion towards [watching] this I was like yeah, let’s watch this and celebrate the future that I have in front of me,” said Ian George, Science teacher.
“I just feel like it’s really important to look to the future especially with Kamala Harris being the first Black Vice President… I feel like a lot of younger girls will look at her and be inspired and feel like they can do the same,” said John Marius, student.
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!
- CHATA Wins Two 2023 Accely Awards
- Join the Wellness Committee!
- Congratulations Columbus Humanities Arts & Technology Academy!
- Columbus Humanities Arts and Technology Academy Not Affected by Teacher Strike
- Why We Teach the Arts
- The ACCEL Schools Difference
- Seamless Summer Option Program
- CHATA Students Interviewed on ABC6 News about Presidential Inauguration!
- A Day in the Life: Your Plan for Successful Online Learning
- 20-21 Learning Options for Students