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The mission of Performance Academies is to prepare students in grades K through 8 for success in high school and beyond. Performance Academies stresses the values of academics, as well as lifelong health and fitness, to address the needs of the whole child. The Academies use Open Court Reading and Saxon Math materials to deliver high-quality instruction in an extended school day environment.

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Young Readers attend OMG BookFest!

Students meet OMG BookFest authors

omgohio interview underway, young readers have a lot to say!


OMG BookFest @OMGBookFest

OMG BookFest comes to Columbus!

Academies students meet these talented authors on May 16th in Columbus!

So much fun @GramercyBexley


OMG BookFest @OMGBookFest

OMG BookFest authors

Twelve Best Selling Children’s Authors have landed!

Your Favorite Authors in One Place. Book Signing Festival for Middle Grade Readers. May 16, 4 p.m.

Twelve Best Selling Children’s Authors have landed!

They’ll be in Bexley tonight and at Columbus Performance Academy tomorrow greeting our eager Columbus area students from Columbus, Eastland, Northland, Whitehall, and South Scioto! OMG we can’t wait!

Former Student Victoria Langley Speaks to Statehouse Crowd

Performance Academies former student Victoria Langley is speaks to a large crowd on the Statehouse steps about the benefits of charter schools, school choice and her amazing K-8 experience in a PA school. She is also attending Cristo Rey high school through our partnership with them! So proud! Go Victoria!

National Charter Schools Week, May 1-5, 2017

Victoria Langley speaks at Statehouse

More great things happening in our schools!

On May 17, students in our 6 Columbus area schools will enjoy visits from several nationally recognized children’s book authors who will be sharing their books and conducting a book signing with our students!

The authors will be launching their national book tour in our Columbus schools, which is such a great honor!

The Book Festival will be an interactive experience with featured authors, many of them name-recognizable New York Times bestsellers. Kids will have a chance not only to meet their favorite authors, but also to play games and have fun while learning about new books.

They will have themed breakout rooms—such as a magical creatures room, a scavenger hunt through the library, and a writers’ workshop room—to be led by the authors. Students will have the opportunity to meet the authors one-on-one and get books autographed.


  • New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley (The Sisters Grimm)
  • Local author Julia DeVillers, whose books include a hit book turned Disney movie (Read it and Weep)
  • Texas Bluebonnet nominee Elizabeth Eulberg(The Great Shelby Holmes)
  • New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs(Spy School)
  • National Book Award nominee Adele Griffin (The Oodlethunks)
  • Nationally acclaimed author and founder of The Brown Bookshelf Varian Johnson (The Great Greene Heist).
  • Author of a hit book turned Disney movie (Annabelle Unleashed), Leslie Margolis
  • New York Times bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski (Whatever After)
  • Coretta Scott King award-winning author Ronald Smith (Hoodoo)

And more to be announced!


Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Our top performing third grade teachers and intervention specialists in our Ohio network of Performance Academies schools on the fall AIR reading test. So proud of them and all our third grade teachers who work tirelessly to help our third graders be super readers and to ensure every single one meets the requirements of Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee! Way to go! Keep up the great work!

Pictured (top photo) are 3rd grade Teachers:
Phillips, Pugh, Knox, Graham, Bartlett, Yerke, and Borhoeft (not pictured, Grell-Eastland Performance Academy)

Pictured (bottom photo) are Third Grade Interventionists:
Blevins, Zyndorf, Londergan, Eisenman, and Stevens.

Third grade teachers

Two Performance Academies Schools are Top 10 in Dayton Area

Dayton Business Journal article

Yay! Two of our charter schools powered by Performance Academies are celebrated in the top 10 in the Dayton area-Middletown Preparatory and Fitness Academy and Springfield Preparatory Academy in the Dayton Business Journal!

Special Education Panel

Performance Academies schools were honored to have a variety of talented speakers for the Special Education panel for teachers. The panel discussed building positive home and school partnerships with families of students with disabilities. On the panel were Dr. Bill Bauer, Professor of Education at Marietta College and Chair of the State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC); Lisa Newman, Director of Special Education for Performance Academies (Southern Ohio region); Wendy Sarmir, Director of Special Education for Performance Academies, (Central Ohio region); Ericka Goshay, Parent, Whitehall Preparatory and Fitness Academy; and Dr. Myrrha Satow, Founder, Performance Academies and Executive Committee Member, State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC).



 Middle School Scholars celebrate their achievements

Cristo Rey staff and 8th grade scholars

Performance Academies 8th grade scholars celebrate their achievements with State Rep Mike DuffeyHeather Bishoff State Representative 20th District, and State Representative David Leeland. We are proud to say that 5 of the 9 scholars celebrated will be attending Cristo Rey Columbus next year in the Class of 2020. Congratulations Scholars!

4th Annual Scholars Celebration

Our 4th annual Performance Academies Scholar celebration when we celebrate some of our top middle school scholars! They are going on to top local high schools including Columbus Academy, St Charles School, Cristo Rey, and more! What an honor for some of our very talented and hard working kids to be recognized today by Reps Kunze, Duffey, Bishoff and Leland!



8th Grade scholars receive awards

Columbus Students Perform Martial Arts at Statehouse

Columbus students perform martial arts

“Thank you Reps. Brenner, Schaffer and Blessing for sponsoring the Ohio House of Representatives Resolution Recognizing National Charter Schools Week: “Through the efforts of educators and administrators, Ohio’s charter schools have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life in our society.”~From The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS)

Charter schools make significant progress

The charter school sector has grown while improving performance and achieving advocacy wins

Charter Schools in U.S. Have Made Significant Progress in the Last 5 Years-Bellwether Education.

Urban charter schools are succeeding—so get out of their way

Charter schools have produced striking gains in some urban school districts; it’s time for skeptics to acknowledge their strengths.


Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Ohio schools were honored by the State Auditor


PA is pleased our Ohio schools were honored by the State Auditor for having clean audits and good reporting practices!

Ohio Council of Community Schools

Ohio Council of Community Schools rated “exemplary” sponsor

The Authorizer of 9 of our schools is rated “Exemplary” and appears among the top Authorizers in the State of Ohio for chartering quality charter schools in its portfolio! Proud and honored to be part of the OCCS portfolio of successful schools!


Toledo Prep recognized as School of Distinction

Toledo Prep - School of Distinction

Our Toledo Prep and Fitness Academy was recognized today as a “School of Distinction” at the State Charter School conference, hosted by the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Well done team Toledo Prep!

Charter School Students do Better Academically than their Traditional Public School Peers



Toledo Preparatory and Fitness Academy Top Performer in Lucas County!

Our top performing Toledo Preparatory and Fitness Academy school mentioned in the article below! Way to go team Toledo! We are proud of all the hard work and efforts from our Toledo Prep students, staff, and parents this year! (96% passage on 3rd Grade Reading OAA vs 76% at local district)


Toledo Prep honored as a school of promise

Our Toledo Preparatory and Fitness Academy was honored today by the Ohio Department of Education as a “School of Promise”. The ODE honored 141 schools with this award.

The Schools of Promise award program recognizes schools attaining solid student achievement in reading and mathematics while serving a significant number of economically disadvantaged students.” See More…

Well done Team Toledo Prep! We are tremendously proud of our staff, students, and parents who worked so hard and deserve this honor!

Serving Grades K-8 • Small Class Sizes
All Day Kindergarten • Daily Fitness Regimen in Martial Arts, Soccer
Strong Academics • Extended School Day
All Students Wear Uniforms • No Tuition!

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