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Menlo Park Academy

Charter | K-8 | 335 students

Our whole child approach to gifted education.
 
 

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $49,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $670.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted March 2, 2014

We love MPA. Cons: old building, it's too small, too. I have no current complaints about the staff, I'm sad the current director us leaving. The biggest problem I see is the parents. They are all quite demanding of the staff's time and attention, making it harder to focus on the kids. There is also not a fast enough learning pace, but I fear this is due to state laws. Every parent wants their kid accelerated, I do, too. I'm not thrilled that my kids aren't differentiated more. The pros: there is nowhere else where my quirky kids feel loved and accepted. There is nowhere else my kids have true peers. Even when my child was grade skipped in our home district, his asynchronous development was noticeable. At MPA my kids are just like everyone else. At our home district my kids were "problem" kids, and I was getting calls multiple times a week. In the two years at MPA not a single issue requiring my presence at the school. The grade level curriculum is more advanced than same grade curriculum at other schools. A perfect school: more subject acceleration, a bigger building, and employment of a parent-school liaison to deal with the high maintenance parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

THIS school is not being run in a effective manner. The building is old and falling apart. They keep saying the are looking at new building but you can never get an answer as to the plan for that. The director is almost never there and she stinks at communications. The WHOLE School is SO unorganized not to mention there safety is REALLY lacking. Of course the School is going to have high test score all the students are gifted so the ranking does not give you an idea of the school as a whole. They have a HUGE teacher turn over. Don't let the tuition free fool you either you have to pay $500 a year and every other day they are asking for money and if you can't volunteer 45 hours a year they want more money also. I think the worst part is most parents don't even notice the problems with the school they over look it because they are just happy their child is gifted and in a "Gifted School" I can't even tell you what my child's work is like because nothing gets sent home no matter how many times I ask I never get a answer for anything I just get blown off! My daughter will be back next year and we are already looking for another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Menlo Park Academy is a school for gifted children. My child is "labeled" twice exceptional because she also has a learning difference. Menlo Park is very open minded about my child's individual learning styles and needs. My child had an IEP, but it was later changed to a 504. The staff does a great job accommodating my child and and following the plan. My child goes to a reading interventionist who does such a great job that my child loves going. Sometimes I wish the paperwork process was faster, but that's just a problem everywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2013

This is our first year at MPA and so far it has exceeded our expectations. Each classroom is it's own specialized environment created by its students. There is a very specific curriculum that each grade level follows however creativity and inquisitive personalities are very much encouraged here. Since the students share many of the same interests and traits, a comradery is seen among them. Menlo Park offers an amazing environment for a gifted child to thrive in. The teachers and directors understand their students emotional and academic needs which enables them to succeed at their highest level. Most of the parents are also very involved in volunteering in areas that are needed so the school can continue to thrive for many years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

My son has attended Menlo for 2 years, starting with kindergarten. His first year was frought with issues, including the aggressive behavior (bullying) by other boys. The school was dismissive of the bullying events, and seemed clueless and completely ill-prepared to deal with the behavioral/social/emotional issues of its students; which by the way are all FAR more present in the "gifted" subset of children. We ended first grade with my "gifted" son not performing at grade level! I believe this was the result of the school doing a fine job with curriculum acceleration, but being incapable of addressing indiviual learning styles that may differ from the "stereotypical" gifted kid. As result, our family is spending our summer trying to catch-up and plan to change schools in the fall. My take on the school is that it is a great "concept" but is lacking some of the fundamentals that are necessary to insure its success. They need better policies and support services to address the unique behavioral and emotional needs of these gifted kids...the teachers are not equipped to handle difficult children on their own, nor should they be expected to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

This is a great school concept...great community, curriculum and, for the most part, great teachers. I do, however, have great concerns about the survival of this school as the school board is completely inept and refuses to acknowledge their short comings and utilize their resources....very very reactive, not at all proactive, which is not a good ingredient for a successful long-term run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2012

This school is constantly firing good, hard working teachers. 'The board' votes on which teachers stay. A school cannot run like this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

My daughter has attended three different public schools & shadowed at various private schools, & has never found an environment as nurturing, stimulating, & challenging as that provided by this school. At Menlo, she is exposed to: 1). lively classroom discussions that always inspire further inquiry at home, 2). monthly field trips, 3).a multitude of independent research projects, 4). and a Singapore math program that has rigorously prepared her (a 10 yr. old) to perform at an 8th grade level. Despite the academic rigor, she can still manage to gush about one "amazing" and "fun" day after another. Yes, the teachers are that impassioned & inspiring and the curriculum is that creative. There are many strong reasons why this school has such a long waiting list & why so many parents will make the sacrifice & commute 2 hrs./day so that their children can attend. My daughter sees the school now as her extended family. Here, she is not afraid to be a nerd, because every individual talent & eccentricity is celebrated and supported with great sensitivity--from the mildly gifted to the one 1st grader, who in a flash of flying fingers, could easily bust any adult at solving the Rubyk's Cube.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

Am thrilled with this school for my gifted child and can't wait for the new school year to start. We are all truly lucky to have such a gem in the area. Awesome teachers, great peers for the kids, and NO TUITION! Can't go wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

We love this school. We currently have two children enrolled here. We have been very pleased with the teacher interaction and challenging work. The school offers extras such as Spanish, Chineese, Violin, Lego Clubs, Young Authors and Science Fair. You can't go wrong here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

My child LOVES this school. He was bored and hated school before we found Menlo Park. My husband & I are thrilled to have found an option that both fits his needs and where he feels like he belongs (the Excellent rating doesn't hurt)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

I strongly recommend that parents explore public school options before enrolling in this school. Discipline is not handled in a consistent manner. Home-school communication could be better. The best thing about this school is that students with similar abilities are grouped together and they seem to have more social opportunities with peers at their level than typical public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

I was so excited to find this option for my gifted child. It is the best kept secret around. There is no tuition charge, and the students are provided with small classrooms and individual, customized instruction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

There is always teacher turnover at Charter schools, as they don't have the budget other public schools have, however the curriculum structure and parent involvement more than makeup for occasional turnover. I have been here for 2 years, and have never had a teacher leave. This school is far more challenging at an elementary level than any other public school in our area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

This is an excellent school option for gifted students, especially younger ones as most public schools in the area don't offer any differentiation options for them. The principal is passionate about the students, and the teachers are committed to offering a fun, creative, and challenging curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

Excellent. Excellent principal, teachers, parent involvement. Safe, nurturing environement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

The academic programs at Lorain Academy are excellent. The curriculum for the students places a challenge that allow the students to go beyond their potential. From grades k-7, the students are taught by experienced educators that allow the gifted students to explore, and collaborate with each other. The students at Lorain Academy for gifted students have a music class, a basketball team, and they often participate in extracurricular activities throughout the year. The students are involved in musicals, talent shows, and projects that benefit the community such as gathering canned goods for families in need. The school also has family game night, skate night, and other gathering throughout the year. One of the strengths of Lorain Academy is parent involvement. Parents are encouraged to volunteer during school hours in the classroom, centers, lunch, recess, and in the school office. Parents are also encouraged to be a part of LAGS PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students100%
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Reading

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Science

All Students98%
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
Female92%
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Reading

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
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Male93%
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Reading

All Students100%
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

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All Students100%
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

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Reading

Grade 4MetAbove
Grade 5MetMet
Grade 6MetMet
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Grade 8Data not availableData not available

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
114 (2011)
 
112 (2010)
 
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110 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 74%
Asian 13% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 16%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Excellence (2012)
  • Charter School Award (2013)
  • Excellent Rating (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Debate
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15
School end time
  • 3:15
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Paige Baublitz-Watkins
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (440) 925-0698

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • Districts provide bus service
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • YMCA
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Girl scouts
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Menlo Park Academy is Ohio's ONLY tuition-free community school focused solely on serving the needs of gifted learners, educating the whole child and offering flexible options for modern families.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
45
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
100
Students typically come from these schools
Avon, Ohio
Riverside
Westlake, Ohio

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Ignatius High School
Hawken
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14440 Triskett Rd
Cleveland, OH 44111
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Phone: (440) 925-6365

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