Parent Notices

General Notices & Policies

Compulsory Attendance & State Testing Policy

The Arts & College Preparatory Academy is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Revised Code. The Academy is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take proficiency tests and other examinations prescribed by law. In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home education as defined by the Administrative Code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information about this matter contact the school administration or the Ohio Department of Education

Equal Education Opportunity

It is the policy of ACPA to provide an equal education opportunity for all students.

FERPA Rights & Notice Regarding Release of Information

For more information regarding your rights related to the release of information, please click here.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Arts and College Preparatory Academy thrives on the diversity of its members. An atmosphere of respect for all will be maintained at all times. To keep everyone emotionally and physically safe, we have a zero tolerance policy toward discriminatory or threatening language or behavior, as well as drug and alcohol use.

The Arts and College Preparatory Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in our hiring practices or student admissions on the basis of race, ethnicity, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, religion, class, or age.

Notification of an Emergency
Parents will be informed of emergencies that may occur during the school day, such as a lock down, school evacuation, an active threat to the school, etc. via text messages through the One-Call Now system, e-mail blasts and social media posts on Facebook and Instagram.
Ohio Parent Information and Resource Center

Parents and parent organizations may contact the Ohio Parent Information and Resource Center for more information about educational services in Ohio by calling 1-888-647-4629 or visit their website at

Online Day Plan

Click Here to view ACPA's Online Day plan to be implemented in the event of school closing due to disease epidemic, hazardous weather conditions, law enforcement emergencies, inoperability of school transportation, damage to the school facility, other temporary circumstances that causes the school facility to be unfit or unsafe for use.

Parental Participation Policy

The Arts and College Preparatory Academy expects parents of students to be actively involved in the student’s education. In order for our faculty and staff to effectively educate our children, we welcome our parents as partners. To find out more about our Parental Participation policy, please click here.

Parents/Guardians have the right to request the following information on the student's classroom teachers/paraprofessional:

  1. Whether the teacher(s) have met the State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels/subject areas they are teaching
  2. Whether the teacher(s) is teaching under any emergency or provisional status in which the State requirements have been waived
  3. The undergraduate major of the teacher(s) and the area of study and any certifications for any graduate degrees earned
  4. The qualification of any paraprofessionals providing services to their child(ren)

School-Parent Compact

For information on our school's Title I School-Parent Compact, please click here.

State Mandated Assessments & Parental Rights to Know Student Test Results

For a general overview of 23-24 state-mandated testing, please click here.

Title IX

Title IX Coordinator - Catherine McMillin - 614-986-9974

Click here to view the materials we use to train our Title IX personnel.

ACPA's non-discrimination policy is on page 38 of the student handbook.

ACPA Class

College & Career

Career Advising Policy

For more information regarding ACPA's Career Advising Policy, please click here.

OhioMeansJobs Career Planning Tool

The OhioMeansJobs Career Planning Tool is meant to assist educators and students with important post-secondary planning. You can find the planning tool here. Visit the OhioMeansJobs website for more information about the parent organization.

Partnering Colleges

ACPA is proud to have active partnerships with (Columbus State Community College, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Tiffin University). For more information about these partnerships, please contact Carley Roe (

School Meals & Food Policies

Food Allergy Policy

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Invitation for Public Comment Regarding Food Allergy Policy

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Free and Reduced Lunch Policy

For more information regarding our school's meal program, please click here.

Summer Food Service Program

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.

For more information or to find a location near you call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479), or click here to view a list of the Summer Food Service Program locations.

Special Education

ARP Special Education Budget

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Individuals With Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act provide that no individual will be discriminated against on the basis of disability. ACPA offers a variety of special education programs and services to students identified as having a disability defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Click here for more information

Student Wellbeing

Click below to view the FY24 Student Wellness & Success Fund Budget.
Homeless Children and Youth Policy

For information on our school's Homeless Children and Youth Policy, please click here.

To download the Identification of Homeless or Unaccompanied Youth Enrollment and Decision Appeal Form, please click here.

Child Find

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Wellness Policy

For more information regarding our school's wellness policy, please click here.

School Closings

For school closings, delays, and early dismissals, check out our Facebook page.

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