Northwest Ohio Classical Academy is a public charter school, which is a tuition-free, public school operated by an independent board of directors and authorized by a sponsor approved by the Ohio Department of Education. Unlike traditional public schools, charter schools are given flexibility to articulate a distinct mission, design a curriculum around that mission, and hire faculty who can best deliver instruction. The result is a unique and innovative educational model that responds to the needs of students and families that have chosen the school.
The core principle of all charter schools is that parents have the primary right, authority, and responsibility to direct the education of their children. The state has a concurrent obligation to protect families in making this decision, not by dictating what school a child must attend, but by providing options from which families may choose.
Northwest Ohio Classical Academy is one such option. We consider our work to rest upon a partnership between the family and the school. That partnership is guided by our mission, which is clear and direct:
Our mission provides parents with something to contemplate and discuss with their students. The beauty of the charter school movement is that while we are strongly in favor of the classical educational model, we understand that one educational model is not right for every student.
Northwest Ohio Classical Academy is a public charter school and does not discriminate. All students are welcome to apply, and if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats, a lottery will be conducted to fill enrollment availability by grade level.
Northwest Ohio Classical Academy wholeheartedly supports the primacy of the family and values the importance of parental choice. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your child’s future.
Adapted with permission from Golden View Classical Academy of Golden, CO, an affiliate of Hillsdale College