Imagine attending Ohio’s only all-male public academy, a high school where you start each day in a morning session of encouragement and accountability, and where each of you has his own mentor, on call 24-7.
This is a progressive, but disciplined, academy with dual enrollment at Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University, where a partnership with HealthCorps provides nutritional support for each student, and where renowned speakers such as educator and author Stedman Graham appear monthly.
Ginn Academy focuses on higher education – beginning college tours as early as the freshman year – and careers, with the Career Center providing advice and lining up jobs for interested students each summer at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.
Last week, at the 39th conference, the club honored the District’s top seniors and connected them with civic leaders to discuss issues that are important to the seniors and articulate their visions of the future.
A delegation from Ginn Academy met the governor at the Ohio Statehouse and accepted the award.
The Parent Leadership Institute seeks to enable parents and caregivers to become leading advocates for children and school improvement under The Cleveland Plan.
The CMSD News Bureau asked the winners for their teaching philosophies, what about their practices they will share with peers and how they will share it, what drew them to CMSD and urban education and who served as their role models. Here are excerpts from their responses.