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Dear Parents,

Welcome to Case Preparatory Academy! We provide a safe, secure learning environment for EK-8 students in Akron. We focus on STEM education and experiences for our students, and we are excited that you are joining us at this very special community school.

Thank you for choosing Case Prep!


Jamon L. McClain M.Ed, Principal


Jamon McClain

Jamon L. McClain M.Ed, Principal

I am originally from Canton, Ohio as I am a product of Canton City schools where I faced some of the same obstacles your scholars have encountered or will encounter throughout their young lives. I was a two-sport athlete as I played basketball and football at McKinley Sr. High School for 4 years. I then went on to receive a full ride scholarship to play football at the University of Findlay. I was a four year starter as I finished my college years with a degree in Early Childhood Education. After working in Canton City Schools for a few years I then went and pursued my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at Cleveland State University where I graduated in 2018. I share with you a few of my accomplishments as a testament of what consistency, accountability, support and hard work did for me and can do for your scholars as well.

Heather Stevens, Superintendent

Heather Stevens joined ACCEL Schools in 2017 with over 17 years of experience as a K-12 educator, principal, and superintendent. As Regional Vice President at ACCEL Schools, she oversees leadership development, instructional programming, operations, and strategic planning for multiple schools in Northeast Ohio. Prior to ACCEL Schools, Ms. Stevens worked as a regional leader of public charter schools at ICAN Schools. Ms. Stevens holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of Education. She earned her B.S.Ed. from Ohio University and her M.Ed. from Cleveland State University.

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Case Preparatory Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by Richland Academy of the Arts which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.

Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.

Founded in 2014, ACCEL Schools is a K-12 public charter school management organization (CMO) serving students across the United States in brick-and-mortar, virtual, and hybrid school settings. We focus on improving academic outcomes of students regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic factors. The leadership team at ACCEL Schools has a combined 1000+ years of experience as global school management operators with expertise in curriculum research and design, assessment, student support services, and education consulting. Our entire team fundamentally believes that all children deserve a great education and students should be supported as they pursue a wide variety of post-secondary options. Our robust technology increases engagement, access to resources, efficiencies, and academic results helping our students become productive global citizens.