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About Provost Academy Ohio


Admission Policy
Admission Requirements
Board Meeting Schedule
Board Members
Required State Assessments
Student Assessments and Testing

Admission Policy

Provost Academy Ohio is a public school open to all students who are residents of the state of Ohio and are legally eligible to begin the 6th-12th grades. Eligibility is based, in part, on students proving legal residency in Ohio and being 21 years old or younger on or before September 1.

Admission Requirements

Students may be 21 years of age or younger as of the first day of the school year for which they are enrolling, August 15th. The student must meet all eligibility requirements in order to enroll. If the student is under the supervision of a legal guardian, then proof of that guardianship must be provided. An Enrollment Specialist, Academic Advisor and/or Support Specialist will ensure that the applicant meets admission requirements and that the application is complete and accompanied by all required documentation and support information.

Board Meeting Schedule

Date Time Location
January 20, 2017 2:00 pm Frederick Douglass Reclamation Academy, 3167 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109
February 17, 2017 2:00 pm George V. Voinovich Reclamation Academy, 11801 Buckeye Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120
March 17, 2017 2:00 pm Frederick Douglass Reclamation Academy, 3167 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109
April 7, 2017 2:00 pm George V. Voinovich Reclamation Academy, 11801 Buckeye Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120
May 19, 2017 2:00 pm Frederick Douglass Reclamation Academy, 3167 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109
June 16, 2017 2:00 pm George V. Voinovich Reclamation Academy, 11801 Buckeye Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120

Board Members

Sonya T. Boyd, Board Chairperson
Aaron Berg, Board Vice Chairman
Karen Lewis, Board Treasurer
Monica Williams, Board Secretary
Courtney Perry, Board Member
Rodney Lewis, Board Member

Required State Assessments

All public school students are required by the Ohio Department of Education to participate in the State Assessments, and all other assessments mandated by the state. This includes, but is not limited to, ACCESS for ELLs testing to determine English proficiency for English language learners; End of Course Tests (EOCT); Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT); and American Institute for Research Tests (AIR).

Provost Academy Ohio students are required and expected to participate in all state required assessments listed above that apply to their grade or language status. Students and/or parents with a strong objection to the assessments listed above that would result in refusing to participate in testing are encouraged not to choose to enroll in Provost Academy Ohio. PAOH will make reasonable efforts to minimize the impact that travel time and cost may have on a student and their family.

Student Assessments and Testing

Provost Academy is a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code. The school 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.

The school recognizes that the regular assessment of student progress is an integral and essential component of the teaching and learning process. Regular and systematic measures of learning are useful guides for parents, Instructors, administrators, students, and community members as indicators of individual and group attainment of state and district standards. All assessment shall be designed so that the results are used by educators to evaluate instructional practices and to initiate appropriate educational support for students. Accommodations shall be made in tests or testing procedures based on the needs of students and as allowed and appropriate for the test. Assessments shall provide an opportunity for student achievement to be measured. Student assessment data is used to establish and revise the school's goals for improving student learning. Assessment results will be reported to the state, parents, and community as appropriate.

Student assessment and testing shall be carried out in school in order to 1) Improve the instructional program, 2) Assess the progress of individual students in relation to standards, and 3) Assess the progress of the students within the curriculum.

Students will be assessed in a comprehensive system developed in support of state requirements and the school's mission and vision statements. Assessments will include those required by the state and others developed or selected by a team of Instructors, parents, students, community members, and administrators, as appropriate, and reviewed prior to use with students. Assessments will be subject to periodic review and revision.

No written or oral test, survey, questionnaire, or examination will be used to elicit personal beliefs or practices of a student or his or her parents as to sex or religion except with the written consent of the custodian parent(s) or guardian(s) having legal custody of the child. Parents or legal guardians of students who want to become acquainted with the nature of tests and their uses in helping students can receive that information by contacting their Advisor and/or Support Specialist.

Provost Academy Ohio administers benchmark assessments three times a year (fall, winter, and spring) in the areas of reading, writing, and math. These benchmark assessments can be completed online. All students are expected and required to complete the benchmark assessment. The data from these assessments provides information on how students are growing, as well as identify areas in which Instructors, Advisors and/or Support Specialists can support students.