South Scioto Academy

Welcome to South Scioto Performance Academy. We are a first-rate academic and fitness institution where your student can grow intellectually and physically. We strive to instill the values of lifelong learning, strong character, and the importance of being physically fit in each of our students. Our staff and administration stand ready to provide the best possible education and preparation for life. Please explore our Web site for further information, and feel free to visit or contact us at any time.

South Scioto Performance Academy
2200 Winslow Drive • Columbus, Ohio 43207 • 614-445-7684 Office • 614-445-7688 Fax

Please download our 2016 – 2017 Enrollment Application


Informational meetings for interested parents will be held at
South Scioto Prep
2200 Winslow Dr. • Columbus, Ohio 43207

Saturday, March 25 • 12-2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29 • 6-8 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided.
Any Questions?
Call Donnell Drake, Principal, at (614)324-4585.

Egg Hunt. It's Free! Bring your own bag!


Saturday, April 8 • 1-3 p.m.

South Scioto Performance Academy
2200 Winslow Dr. • Columbus, Ohio 43207

FREE! | Bring your own bag!

Any Questions?
Call Donnell Drake, Principal, at (614)324-4585.

Central Ohio District Tennis Tournament

Performance Academies students from our 6 Columbus area schools (South Scioto, Northland, Columbus Prep, Columbus Performance, Whitehall, and Eastland) participated in our quarterly, Central Ohio District Tennis Tournament today! Way to go Columbus kids!

Students participate in tennis tournament

Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee

students read "Bartholomew and the Oobleck"

In celebration of Read Across America Week, we have been working on a Dr. Seuss unit in our class. Today, we read, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck”. Then, we made our own oobleck, and we wrote about it!

~Ms. McClure, Teacher, South Scioto Performance Academy

National School Choice Week!

January 23rd marks the first day of National School Choice Week 2017! Did you know more than 2.6 million students nationwide now attend a public charter school?


Link to NCSW Kick Off


Ohio celebrates National School Choice Week #SchoolChoice, 973 School Choice Week Events!

Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Third grade teachers

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.

Golden Shoe Award Winners!

Golden Shoe Award Winners

Ms.Bryant’s 3rd grade class won our Golden Shoe Award at our newest school, South Scioto Performance Academy! They did a great job in soccer this week! Way to go 3rd grade!

Students Celebrate Character Education!

Character education is in “full bloom” at South Scioto Performance Academy!

character education graphic

Superintendent Connick visits with Students

Superintendent William Connick with students

Superintendent William Connick is a frequent visitor to our Columbus area schools. Here he is observing some eager readers in middle school language arts at South Scioto Performance Academy. They are reading the book, “Holes” this week.

Students are Excited to attend the First Day of School!
Students attend the first day of classes at South Scioto!

Students in classroom

Fitness and Martial Arts Teacher In-Service Training

Fitness Teachers during in-service

Performance Academies fitness and martial arts teachers working with Fitness Director, Chris Hopkins during in-service in Columbus, Ohio.

Performance Academies Teachers Gather for In-Service Training!
All of the Ohio Performance Academies teachers and principals gathered for a week of in-service training at Columbus Prep and Fitness Academy in Columbus, Ohio. They are working hard preparing for the 4,000 bright, shining faces of students soon set to return to our network of successful charter schools across Ohio!


In-Service Trainers


Special Education Director, Mrs. Wendy Sarmir, Performance Academies Founder, Dr. Myrrha Satow, and Curriculum Director, Mrs. Sara Cheraso were among the trainers today at Columbus Prep and Fitness Academy.

Special Education Panel Speakers

Performance Academies schools were honored to have a variety of talented speakers last week 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).


Bullying Incident Reporting

Student safety is always our primary concern. Our school is committed to ensuring all students are safe and well cared for. We take any report of bullying or harassment seriously, and we stand ready to speak with anyone who has a bullying complaint or concerns about bullying behavior. Bullying/harassment/intimidation is defined as:

“Any intentional, persistent, and repetitive written, verbal, graphic, electronically transmitted, or physical act that a student, or group of students, exhibits toward another student and the behavior both: a) causes mental or physical harm to the other student; AND b) is sufficiently severe that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the victim. The definition of “harassment, intimidation or bullying” also includes the above described acts which are electronically generated, stored, or transmitted.

Traditional public schools and public charter schools in Ohio are required to report verified incidents of bullying two times per year. For the first half of the 2016-17 school year, the South Scioto Academy has had 0 verified incidents of bullying/harassment reports in which disciplinary action was taken. Such disciplinary procedures may range from conferencing with students and families to out-of-school suspensions.

The school also takes false accusations of bullying seriously. The school has a policy against false accusations of bullying to protect persons against unjust accusations, particularly when such false accusations are intended to cause harm to another individual. Those who make reports in good faith, believing information to be truthful, do not have adverse consequences for reporting bullying behavior.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017
5:30 p.m


South Scioto Performance Academy
2200 Winslow Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43207

As a participant in the National School Lunch Program, this institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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