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

Soccer, Martial Arts and Tennis Tournament Competitors!

Soccer, tennis and martial arts teams

Pictures from recent Ohio soccer, tennis, and martial arts statewide tournaments. What great competitors! Go Performance Academies Dragons!

Congratulations Kindergarten Graduates!

South Scioto Performance Academy kindergarteners had a blast at their kindergarten graduation! Way to go!


Kindergarten Graduates

12 Children’s Book Authors visit Columbus at OMG BookFest!

12 OMG BookFest authors

These 12 incredible children’s authors came from NY, LA, and from all over to meet 900 of our students in Columbus! Every child left the OMGBookfest with one free book! What fun!

Students display their books at the OMG BookFEst

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!


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

Tuesday, May 16 • 6-8 p.m.

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

Students Attend Statehouse Rally for School Choice

Students at Statehouse Rally for School Choice

Performance Academies students attending the school choice rally today at the Statehouse in Columbus. We learned about the legislative process, and we got to hear our fellow students and legislators speak about the importance of available, quality educational choices in our state!

National Book Tour Plans to visit Performance Academies!

Check out the mention of our 6 Columbus area schools in Publishers Weekly! Performance Academies is so excited to be hosting these incredible best selling children’s authors in just a few weeks as the first stop on their national book tour! This will be a great opportunity for our Columbus area students! Look for more information about this event to come home in student backpacks early next week!

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Columbus Children’s Theater Performs for Students!

Columbus Children's Theater

The Columbus Children’s Theater performed at South Scioto Performance Academy for South Scioto and Eastland Performance Academy students. They performed Jack and the Beanstalk. It was a wonderful show and ALL of the children were so engaged and enjoyed the show. What a wonderful experience this was for them to have! Thank you, CCT!

Kindergarteners Celebrate Earth Day

For Earth Day, South Scioto Performance Academy kindergarteners planted flower seeds, made dirt pudding and cleaned up our playground with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classes! The kids learned about recycling and taking care of the earth. What fun!

Earth Day Activities

Kindergarteners Perform Easter-themed Science Experiment!

Kindergarteners performing science experiment

Kindergarteners conducted an Easter-themed science experiment this month with Peeps. Their goal was to predict if the Peeps would sink or float depending on the specific liquid tested.

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.

Student Led Parent-Teacher Conferences

Performance Academies students are preparing across the network to engage in their student led conferences! Here is one enthusiastic third grade student at South Scioto Performance Academy with his teacher, Ms. Barrick, getting prepared to lead his parent-teacher conference!

student with teacher

Golden Shoe Award Winners!

Golden Shoe Award Winners

Congratulations to Ms. Bryant’s third grade class at South Scioto Performance Academy for winning the “Golden Shoe Award” for the week of March 27, 2016. Excellent job this week in improving your soccer skills!! Great job kids!!

Mr. Slater,
SSPA Fitness Instructor

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!

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, June 27, 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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