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Accredited & Highly-Rated Academic Program

Personalized Learning, Critical Thinking Skills, Mastery of Core Subjects & a Well-Rounded Education are the keys to SCPA student success.

Student completing work at their desk.

Accredited & Highly-Rated Academic Program

Personalized Learning, Critical Thinking Skills, Mastery of Core Subjects & a Well-Rounded Education are the keys to SCPA student success.


At South Columbus Preparatory Academy, we provide a standards-based curriculum that teaches students skills for college and career readiness. We are ranked #14 in achievement across all Ohio schools and hold multiple A and B ratings from the Ohio Department of Education including Overall Value-Added and Gap Closing. Our well-rounded, college prep curriculum is built on the Ohio Learning Standards (OLS) for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts, and Physical Education. South Columbus Preparatory Academy students are instructed in six subject areas:

Core Subjects

These core subjects form the basis of our curriculum. Students receive 120 minutes of instruction of English Language Arts and 90 minutes of instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies each school day.

English Language Arts

We help students develop vital communication skills, while inspiring a love of literature. Younger children learn phonics and grammar and prepare for reading through multi-sensory activities, while older students learn to comprehend and analyze both fiction and non-fiction. The program emphasizes classic works and writing as a process.


We balance fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem solving. Our active approach ensures that students understand the realities that underlie mathematical concepts. Games and animations bring concepts to life, while challenge problems, regular practice, and review ensure mastery. We build from the concrete to the abstract as students move from basic skills toward algebra.


Our Science program uses hands-on experiments to support the systematic study of life, Earth, and the physical sciences. We nurture curiosity as students practice observation and analytical skills. Students learn how our understanding of the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances.

Social Studies

With integrated topics in geography, civics, economics, and history, our Social Studies program opens young minds and imaginations to far-off lands, distant times, and diverse cultures. We explore the history and geography of North America and beyond.

PE & Yoga

Organized physical education gets children exercising regularly. We teach students important concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as promoting general health and well-being. We focus on the foundation of yoga with an emphasis on developing core strength and mindfulness.


Lessons in Art Appreciation to develop understanding in form, style, and structure. Art Projects for students to explore their individual creativity and expression.

Instructional Model

Our school is built on a strong foundation of high expectations for academic achievement for all students. Our instructional
model has four key components to achieve strong academic results:

Individualized Instruction

Students participate in a variety of learning activities each day that individualize instruction for each subject area. Students receive whole class instruction, small group instruction, and individual instruction with teachers, technology and other curricular tools.

Properly Certified & Licensed Teachers

Our teachers meet the requirements set forth by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Bachelor’s degree, grade-level teaching license/certificate & ability to demonstrate subject area expertise. Our teachers are supported by trainers and participate in continuous, research-based professional development. Our teachers are accountable for student learning and rewarded for high quality performance.

More Time on Task

Our students receive double the instruction in ELA and Math to provide a strong foundation for all learning. Beginning with full-day Kindergarten, our school also follows a longer school day and school year than many other schools.

Short Cycle Assessments

Student knowledge of academic standards is assessed formally and informally in short cycles by each teacher. Our teachers adjust class-level and individual instruction based on student performance in these frequent intervals.

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South Columbus Preparatory Academy serves a diverse population of students and we work to support the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students.

Mary Rosser
Special Education Coordinator
(614) 669-6301