High School Resources and Information

High School News, Events, and more

Semester 2 Important Dates

February 15 - High School Winter Dance
February 15 - Caregiver Group Meeting via Google Meet
February 16 - No School
February 19 - No School (President's Day)
February 22 - Black History Month Showcase & Open House
- MOD Pizza Fundraiser Day
February 23 - No School (Professional Development Day)
February 29 - Conferences (No School)
March 1 - No School
March 7 - End of Term 3
March 8 - No School (Teacher Work Day)
March 14-17 - Spring Musical
March 21 - Band Lab Showcase
March 25-29 - Spring Break (No School)
April 8 - No School
April 9 - No School (Eid al Fitr)
April 12 - Dance Concert
April 17 - Beats, Ballads & Artist Palettes (Vocal Music + AP Art + Percussion)
April 25 - Prom
May 23 - Last Day of School
May 24 - Graduation

Winter Dance Reschedule Info

When: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 6:30-8:30pm


College, Career, & Counseling

Meet ACPA's Social Workers!

ACPA is pleased to welcome two social workers to its Counseling Department! Their role includes counseling and therapy, crisis management, facilitating groups, linking students and families with resources and assistance, conflict resolution, and advocating to remove barriers to student success. This team brings a complementary set of skills and knowledge to these roles and look forward to serving ACPA students, families, and staff!

Christopher Winchester, LSW (he/him)

Mr. Winchester will be working with students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Christopher has a background in school social work and considers working at ACPA – with its amazing students – his dream job. Mr. Winchester has previously worked in various capacities at rural, urban, and suburban public schools across. Mr. Winchester is a licensed social worker who studied School Social Work at The Ohio State University and previously earned his Master of Negotiation & Conflict Resolution degree from the Werner Institute at the Creighton University School of Law. You can find Mr. Winchester in the Counseling Cove, probably wearing a sweater vest and ready to share some “dad jokes.”


Heather Wise, LISW-S (she/they)

Miss Wise is the 7th, 8th, 9th grade school social worker! Heather just joined the ACPA team and is so excited to be working with our amazing students! Miss Wise has been working with youth and young adults since 2004 and has a background in community organizing, activism, and psychotherapy. Heather has a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Capital University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Heather loves animals, art, music, drag, social justice, and mental health advocacy. Miss Wise can be found in the Counseling Cove or you can email to schedule an appointment.

ACT Prep Lab

ACT Prep Lab will be available for Juniors through Wednesday, February 28. If 11th grade students would like additional support preparing for the ACT, this is a great opportunity to get test prep that's more focused and hands-on than what they have in their Home Base assignments.

Until Wednesday, February 28, ACT Prep Lab will take place:

  • Tuesdays before school (8:15-8:45) in Room 17 (Ms. Yeung's room)
  • Wednesdays after school (4:15-5:15) in Room 17 (Ms. Yeung's room)
  • Thursdays during lunch A (12:10-12:37) in Room 11 (Mr. Kirkman's room)

ACT Prep Lab is optional, and students may attend as often or as little as needed. How we use our time will depend on the interests of who attends on a given day. Activities may include:

  • Going over general test-taking strategies
  • Going over subject-specific test strategies
  • Walking through practice questions as a group
  • Walking through practice questions individually
  • Independent work time, where students can ask for help as needed

2024-25 FAFSA

The 24-25 FAFSA is now open to most students, although the site is still having issues which means it might not be available sometimes. Seniors and Parents should start working on the FAFSA as soon as they are able. If they need FAFSA assistance, they should reach out to Mr. Gerlach or Ms. Roe.


Padres de familia y estudiantes de último grado (seniors) que deben llenar la forma FAFSA: Hay un servicio webinario (webinar) gratuito que ofrece información acerca del nuevo sistema, además ofrece recomendaciones sobre cómo llenar el formulario en su primera ocasión. Este webinario será presentado en español el día 24 de enero a las 7PM. Register here (inscríbase aquí).

February 29th Conference Information

By Fayth Pennington | February 26, 2024

When: Thursday, February 29, 2024 Time: 9am-4pm Please be sure to read the conference instructions prior to signing up! Middle School Please sign up for one conference slot/time slot with your student’s Home Base Teacher. List your student’s Last Name, First Name as the comment for the time slot. Conferences are student-led and should be attended by Caregivers and your […]

Join us for ACPA’s Black History Month Showcase & Open House

By Fayth Pennington | February 14, 2024

Positivity to the People! We’re thrilled to invite you to our annual ACPA Black History Month Showcase, set to return on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024! This much-anticipated event is a celebration of our vibrant black community, highlighting the talents, achievements, and contributions of our black students, artists, businesses, and community members. The night kicks off […]

January Board Meeting Canceled

By Fayth Pennington | January 8, 2024

ACPA’s January Board Meeting, originally scheduled on Tuesday, January 9th, has been canceled. Please join us at our next Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 13th.

Semi-Annual Bullying & Harassment Report Winter 2023

By Fayth Pennington | December 12, 2023

Click Here to Read PDF Version

Winterfest 23 Tickets are On Sale Now!

By Fayth Pennington | November 27, 2023

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Fall 2023 Photo Gallery

Important Things

Students may arrive as early as 8:15am
School Day: 8:55am-4:05pm
After School Program: 4:15pm-5:30pm

STUDENT EMAIL accounts (Gmail) have been created for your student. Their email address follows the below naming conventions:

  • Email addres: firstname.lastname@artcollegeprep.org
  • Password: acpa + graduation year
  • Example
    • Email: aaron.wagner@artcollegeprep.org
    • Password: acpa2027

LOCKERS are available in limited quantities; please submit your request here.

CHROMEBOOKS will be distributed on the 1st day of school

BUSSING: If you're a new student or have questions about bussing, please contact transportation@artcollegeprep.org

CARPOOLS: ACPA students live all throughout Columbus and ACPA helps connect nearby families to form carpools. Please visit the ACPA Carpool Facebook Group

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH is available for $2.00 and $3.50, respectively. Please visit our School Meals page for more information.

NAVIGATING THE PARKING LOT - Our drop-off/pick-up procedures have recently changed. Please click here for the morning traffic pattern, and click here for the afternoon traffic pattern.

For additional information, please visit our FAQ page.

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