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November 18, 2022

Join the Wellness Committee!

The Local Wellness Policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The Wellness Policy Committee has been created as an effort to manage and develop our school’s healthy habits.

» A Wellness Committee will be appointed to each school

» The committee may include parents and guardians, students, representatives of the school nutrition program, physical education teachers, or any other interested stakeholder that is aligned with the goals of the policy

» The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year

This is a great opportunity to help promote and support student health and wellness, and create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment. Please contact mealcounts@accelschools.com for more information.

We want to hear from you. Please contact us at: mealcounts@accelschools.com


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September 23, 2022
February 2, 2022

Panther Periodical – February 2022

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It is that time of year! Re-enrollment forms went home with students on Wednesday, January 26th. Please complete and return no later than February 28th. It is very important that we have this information to provide your students with the highest quality education and resources available. Every student that completes the re-enrollment process will receive a WPA t-shirt and the 1st class to have 100% completion will receive a pizza party.

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If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school and we will do our very best to help.

Panther Basketball

Wright Prep basketball started last week and our team beat Case Prep! Our first game out and our team did an awesome job!! Included is the game schedule, feel free to come support our players.

Important Dates

February 11
Progress Reports go home

February 4th
Dress down K-4
$1 to dress down, $2 to wear a hoodie

February 18th
Dress down 5-8
Students must have a pass

February 21st
No School
President’s Day

February 25th
No School
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Progress Reports passed out at conferences

February 28th
No School
Staff Professional Development Day

Winter Weather – School Closing

Winter weather is HERE and we would like to remind you of our school closing process. If Canton City Schools close due to weather, Wright Prep will close.

We will notify WKYC Channel 3, WEWS channel 5, Fox 8 and WHBC Radio of our closing.

Dress Down Days!

  • K-4 -$1, $2 for hoodies
  • Grades 5-8 must earn the opportunity to dress down. They will have a pass if they have earned this privilege.

School Apparel – Fundraiser

Show your school pride by wearing school apparel! We are offering for a limited time only! Purchase school clothing and we will be advising additional days for you to wear in the building. Not only will you show your school pride but also this will help raise funds for our Panther Pop-up shop. Funds raised will be used directly for students. See flyer.

Notes from our Director of Academics

Greetings WrPA Families and Guardians,

Just a reminder, we have sent our report cards. If your scholar did not bring them home, please call the school. We will also be sending home bi-weekly progress reports of how your scholar is doing academically, if you do not receive one, please reach out to the school and we will send one home.

We have some upcoming assessments beginning in February for grades 2-8. Please keep reading and practicing math with your scholars daily. This doesn’t necessarily mean the homework your scholar brings home. This could be done in the form of a chapter book you read together, a trip to the library, going to museums, or science centers. Below are some online resources you can check out:

  • K-5 Learning
  • Khan Academy
  • Prodigy
  • DreamScape
  • OST Airportal

Stay safe and warm this snowy season!

-Mrs. Bilinovich
Director of Academics

Congratulations Platinum Paw Earners


K-Clarence Kidd
1-Ethan Hull
2-Aceceona Rogers
3-Phillip Skillern
4-Bry’niah Jones
5-Davaras McKenzie
6-Chase Solether
7-Eliza Chavez
8-Elijah Allen


School hours are from 8:30am to 3:40pm. Attendance is very important.

By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with daily lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time. Research has shown that your child’s regular attendance may be the greatest factor influencing his/her academic success.

School Office hours are from 7:30am to 3:15pm.

August 6, 2021

The ACCEL Schools Difference

We are a proud member of ACCEL Schools—a public charter school network serving thousands of PK-12 students throughout the United States. ACCEL was founded in 2012 by the early pioneers of online learning. Our leadership believes that all children, regardless of location or socio-economic background, deserve a quality education that prepares them to succeed in school and become productive global citizens.  

ACCEL Schools Instructional Model provides: 

  • Aligned Academics meet or exceed state standards ensuring your child is on track for rigorous college and career opportunities.    
  • Certified, Licensed Teachers and a student-centered staff are united in executing our mission to make a difference in the life trajectory of each student.    
  • More Time on Task and double the instructional minutes for ELA and Math maximizes learning in your child’s school day.   
  • Short Cycle Assessments keep track of how students are progressing in the program, giving teachers ongoing feedback so they can tailor instruction to your student’s needs.    
  • Individualized Instruction driven by assessment data means we are familiar with the needs of each child and set students up for success in each course of study.    
  • State Testing Preparation reduces the anxiety often associated with high stakes tests, helping our teachers and students feel confident with the structure and methodology of state exams.    
  • Academic Support including education technology, interventional specialists, and instructional aides assist students during the school day. After school tutoring, summer school, and Saturday school programs extend support services beyond the traditional school day and year.   
  • Extracurricular Courses & Activities round out our educational offerings providing students social-emotional learning, athletics, arts, service learning & more.   
August 24, 2020

Wright Prep’s Superintendent Interviewed on 90.3fm WCPN

Iteisha Bankston, Superintendent of Wright Preparatory Academy, was interviewed on IdeaStream, Cleveland’s NPR station 90.3fm WCPN. In the interview Bankston discusses the safety guidelines ACCEL Schools is following to keep students healthy and safe as they return to school for the 2020-21 school year. The discussion additionally included information about the three learning options families can choose from this school year: Traditional (5 days at school), Online (5 days at home), and Hybrid (mixed).

Read or Listen to full article here: Northeast Ohio K-12 Schools Welcome Students Back with Safety Top of Mind

July 9, 2020

20-21 Learning Options for Students

We are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year:

  • Traditional  In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures.
  • Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning.
  • Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components.

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:

  1. Check your email, school website & Facebook page the Week of July 13 for further description of these models including logistical details like safety protocols, technology, and transportation.
  2. Plan to attend our upcoming Online 20-21 School Year Information Session—date and time will be announced soon!
  3. After attending the info session, please select the option for your student(s) by Friday, July 31st. Your student will be enrolled in the Traditional Cohort unless we hear a different selection from you by 7/31. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020

Thank you. We look forward to educating your student this school year!

June 30, 2020

Early Kindergarten Program

We are excited to announce that Wright Preparatory Academy will be implementing an Early Kindergarten Program starting in Fall 2020! The Early K program is a dedicated class that focuses on preparing your child for academic success.


Developed with the ACCEL Schools Academic Team, our Early Kindergarten Program focuses on each child’s physical, social, and cognitive development. Our teaching approach uses meaningful playtime and learning materials that are centered around young children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.

  • Free, full-day program for children ages 4-5
  • Full year (August – May) program
  • Applicants must turn five years old by January 1st
  • A brief Kindergarten assessment is required during the registration process


Our Early Kindergarten Program teacher will be in regular communication with you throughout the year to discuss your child’s progress toward his or her individual learning goals.


“Starting school is the beginning of a special journey for each child,” says Principal Bankston. “Our Early Kindergarten Program gives Wright Preparatory Academy students a strong start and foundation for lifelong learning.”


For more information, call (234) 207-5455 today, or apply by clicking here.

Free School Meals

We offer free breakfast and lunch to students through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), a federally-assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, USDA-compliant meals to students each school day.