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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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!

Students are Excited to attend the First Day of School!

Fun pics of bright, happy Harvard Avenue Performance Academy students of Cleveland on their first day of school!

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 at today’s 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).


 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



Monday, February 6, 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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