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Dear Parents,

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

Dr. Rodney Bly, Superintendent

Dr. Bly joined ACCEL Schools as Regional Vice President in 2018 with over 20 years of experience as an educator, principal, administrator, and educational consultant in the Midwest. Dr. Bly holds an Ed.D. in Urban Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois, a Master’s degree in Science Education from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Wisconsin as well as additional certifications.

Staff Directory

  • Dr. Rodney Bly

  • Kodie Keller

    Office Manager

Community School

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.