ACPA is dedicated to empowering its students with an arts and college preparatory education in an environment of safety and inclusion.
Honest. Inclusive. Creative. Rigorous.
The Arts & College Preparatory Academy (ACPA) is a comprehensive public community high school in Columbus. Our mission—our passion—is to actively maintain a climate and culture that is based on a trailblazing arts and college prep curriculum in an environment that is safe, inclusive, and progressive for all our students and staff.
ACPA provides a tuition-free college preparatory education to approximately 400 9th-12th graders representing more than twenty different districts in Central Ohio. ACPA proudly welcomes students from all socio-economic, racial, and religious backgrounds, and of all genders and sexual orientations.
ACPA provides an arts-focused curriculum and believes in active civic engagement to make a positive contribution to the greater community. Combined, these principles encourage student investment in their own education. ACPA teachers serve varied learning styles and foster creative problem solving skills essential to student achievement and effective communication.
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Our academic programs are demand a commitment from our students. We believe in challenging our students with a robust college preparatory academic program that prepares our students for college.
Our students graduate feeling empowered and self-assured that they will succeed in their next endeavor.