Case Preparatory Academy
Serving elementary and middle school students throughout Akron & Summit County
K-8 Community School Managed by ACCEL Schools
ACCEL Schools is a high-performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States
Welcome to Case Preparatory Academy! We provide a safe, secure learning environment for K-8 students in Akron. We have big plans for STEM education and experiences for our students, and we are excited that you are joining us in founding this very special community school.
Thank you for choosing Case Prep!
The Case Prep Administration and Staff
James Burns, Principal
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.
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.