Harvard Performance

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Welcome to Harvard 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.

Harvard Avenue Performance Academy
12000 Harvard Avenue • Cleveland, Ohio 44105 • 216-283-5100 Office

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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!


Informational meetings for interested parents will be held at
Harvard Avenue Performance Academy
12000 Harvard Ave. • Cleveland, Ohio 44105

Tuesday, May 16 • 5-7 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.

Any Questions?
Call Paula Baldwin, Principal at 330-601-4680.

Students Attend 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!

Students at Statehouse Rally for School Choice

Ohio Optometric Association’s RealEYEs Program

RealEYEs program visits K-2 students

The Ohio Optometric Association’s RealEYEs program today visited the K-2 students at Harvard Avenue Performance Academy! Students learned about the importance of eye health. Such a fun program and the students had a blast learning about their eyes!

Egg Hunt. It's Free! Face Painting! Bouncy House! Bring your own bag!


Saturday, April 8 • 1-3 p.m.

Harvard Avenue Performance Academy
12000 Harvard Avenue • Cleveland, Ohio 44105

FREE! | Bring your own bag!
Bouncy House! Face Painting! Free Food!

Any Questions?
Call Paula Baldwin, Principal, at (330) 601-4680.


Informational meetings for interested parents will be held at
Harvard Avenue Performance Academy
12000 Harvard Ave. • Cleveland, Ohio 44105

Saturday, March 25 • 12-2 p.m

Wednesday, March 29 • 5-7 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.

Any Questions?
Call Paula Baldwin, Principal at 330-601-4680.

Kindergarteners Practice the Phonics Dance

Children practice the Phonics Dance

Cleveland kindergarteners practicing the Phonics Dance! So adorable!

Martial Arts Students Practice Dynamic Warm Ups!

Martial arts students practicing dynamic warm ups at Harvard Avenue Performance Academies! Way to go!

martial arts students practicing

Children Practice Keyboard Skills

Children practicing Keyboard skills

4th grade Students at Harvard Avenue Performance Academy are practicing Keyboarding Skills!

Kindergarteners listen to “Snowmen at Night” Story!

Ms Hawley’s kindergarteners are reading “Snowmen at Night’ in circle time at Harvard Avenue Performance Academy of Cleveland.

Kindergarteners listen to Ms. Hawley read "Snowmen at Night"

Students Participate in National School Choice Week Activities!

Students dancing. School Choice poster with student writing.

Students at Harvard Avenue Performance Academy of Cleveland celebrate National School Choice Week (NCSW) 2017 by dancing and writing their favorite things about their school!

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!

USTA Professionals Performance Academies Fitness Inservice!

Dania Kenty from Whitehall Prep, Tom Polachek from Toledo Prep, Pete Chavarria from Eastland Prep, and Kelcie Leonard from Harvard Avenue Performance Academy hone their tennis skills at a recent fitness inservice held in by USTA tennis professionals in Columbus, Ohio. These fitness instructors are excited to take what they learned back to our students! Go fitness staff!

USTA tennis inservice at Toledo Prep

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.

Students participate in Character education Activities!

Harvard Avenue Performance Academy of Cleveland embraces character education and character development. HAPA is a great place to be!

Character Education activities

Students Recite Marva Collins Creed

bulletin board honoring the Marva Collins Creed

Students in grades K-8 begin each day by reciting the Marva Collins Creed in each of our schools in Ohio and Michigan before diving into daily character education lessons. We love that middle schoolers at Harvard Avenue Performance Academy of Cleveland have on their own created a bulletin board in the middle school hallway to celebrate Marva Collins, the famed educator from Chicago, to write about her life and discuss what the Creed means to them. They even identified unfamiliar words in the body of the Creed and expanded their vocabularies! Way to go HAPA kids and teachers!

 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.

Notice to Parents Regarding the Opportunity to Object to the Release of Educational Data by ODE

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 Harvard Performance 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.



Monday, June 12, 2017
5:30 p.m


Harvard Avenue Performance Academy
12000 Harvard Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44105

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

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