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May 6, 2022

Lincoln Park Academy Featured in April 2022 Sponsor Update

Lincoln Park Academy was featured in the Program Spotlight section of the Buckey Community Hope Foundation April 2022 Sponsor Update newsletter.

New Clubs Help Bring Back Joy to Lincoln Park Academy

With all the changes and disruptions over the past two years, Lincoln Park Academy Principal (LPA) Alissa Clugh knew what she wanted to focus on for the 2021-22 school year. 

“One of my main goals for this school is joy. There’s been a lack of joy,” she explained. 

This was an observation noted on her biannual reviews, she recalled, and by other visitors to the school. “No one smiled,” she said. “There were few celebrations.”

The challenges faced by the school, located in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland, were exacerbated by the declining number of afterschool activities available. Many nearby recreation centers and other after school options closed permanently during the pandemic or offered dramatically fewer programs. 

Undaunted, LPA knew what to do. They responded with a smattering of new club offerings. Upper campus students (grades 6-8) can now join puzzle or robotics clubs. There was so much demand for both clubs, Principal Clugh explained, that they had to limit participants. Now, students need to write an essay to get into Robotics club, which led by teacher Alex Evers. Many students, particularly those who are less interested in sports, have thrived in the puzzle club with teachers Brandi Aldrich and Ania Hydzik. “I like going to puzzle club because I can get away from home instead of just wasting time on the internet. You can have fun with your friends, and I love puzzles.” -Jalissa Johnson (6th grade)

Students in grades k-5 on the lower campus are flocking to a new yoga club, under the leadership of Casey Peterson and Leah Kavalec.

Lego club—with teachers Anna Cozzarin and Heather Johnson—is another big hit. 

“What I like about Lego club,” said first grader Logan Jones, “is I get to work with Ms. Cozzarin and build Legos, and I get to do fun stuff, build fun stuff, and be creative. “  LPA teachers have really stepped up to make these clubs possible and infuse some much-needed joy in the lives of their students.  The pictures and the overwhelming participation in the clubs tell the story. Kudos to Principal Clugh and her wonderful staff for their creativity and dedication in serving their students!

July 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.   
June 2, 2021

Special Education Teacher Receives Award From the State

Rosalind DeBose-Butler is joined by Principal Alissa Clugh (right) and other ACCEL Schools staff members upon receiving the Outstanding Educator Achievement Award from the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio


A complicated, pandemic school year ended on a high note for Rosalind DeBose-Butler, a  Special Education teacher at Lincoln Park Academy. DeBose-Butler was the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Educator Achievement Award for her standout impact in the classroom.

Lincoln Park Academy, a public charter school in Cleveland Ohio, offered virtual, hybrid, and in-person options due to the Pandemic. Teachers at Lincoln Park Academy took notice of DeBose-Butler’s exemplary guidance to her students during these unprecedented times and nominated her for the award.

The Outstanding Educator Achievement Award honors educators “who have provided exemplary instruction and creative programming that promotes educational results for students with disabilities.” This award is presented by the State Support Team in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio. DeBose-Butler received a framed certificate and a commemorative directory to celebrate the achievement which were presented to her during the final week of school by Kevin Wering, Sr. Director, and Jessica Garton, Director of Special Education of ACCEL Schools.


June 1, 2021

Seamless Summer Option Program


This location is participating in the Seamless Summer Option Program. Lunch will be provided to all children, age 1 through 18, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Please contact the school for serving dates and times.

Program Flyer – English & Español (PDF) »


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