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Tri-C Nuts and Bolts Summer Camp Academy!

Keep your student productive this summer while also having fun! 

The Nuts and Bolts Academy summer camps are designed for kids age 9-18.  Camps expose students to manufacturing and engineering through innovative, hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities.

3D printing, fashion creation, the science of cooking, creating pieces of art; all at Tri-C this summer!

College Credit Plus Process for 2018-2019

Public high school students must declare intent to participate by April 1
Students intending to participate in the fourth year of College Credit Plus, the successful program that provides Ohio students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, can begin the notification process for the 2018-2019 school year now. College Credit Plus debuted at the start of the 2015-2016 school year and has since had more than 65,000 students participating and getting a jump start on college, saving more than $262 million in college tuition costs.

College Credit Plus provides students with the opportunity to take college classes offered by any Ohio public college or university, or from any participating private postsecondary institution, at their high school, on the college or university campus, or online. The program allows students to explore college interests sooner and to earn college credits toward a degree before graduating from high school. It is free to families when students take courses offered by Ohio public colleges and universities.

Beginning Feb. 15, public high school students may notify their principal of their interest to participate and must declare their intent to participate by April 1. This includes students who participated in any or all of the first three years of College Credit Plus. The application window for nonpublic and homeschool students is now also open and closes at 5 p.m. EST on April 13; those students may send their letter of intent to participate to the Ohio Department of Education, 25 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215, or email it to

In an effort to give more students and families the opportunity to save on the cost of college, College Credit Plus now includes a summer term. Credits earned by taking courses through College Credit Plus during a summer term will be applied to students’ high school and college transcripts during the fall. Students and parents should check the summer term registration deadline for the college or university from which the student intends to take courses.

For additional information on College Credit Plus, visit

Time to Choose a High School 8th Graders!

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District's School Choice Portal is NOW OPEN but closes on March 9, 2018. 

Follow This Link! To go to the CMSD website to view all of your options for High School.


Important Dates to Remember:

March 9 – School choice portal closes. Student applications MUST be received by this date to maximize chances for a student’s top choice school.

March 16 – High school lottery conducted. All students whose application is complete will be put in a lottery to match the student to their high school.

March 26 – Lottery results released. Parents will be notified as to what school choice their student has been matched.

April 20 – Assignment confirmation deadline. Parents MUST confirm their high school choice by this date or their student’s spot will be released.

May 15 – Out-of-district high school students accepted as seats are available.

May - June – Students accepted via "wait lists" as seats become available

July 31 – Out-of-district K-8 students accepted as seats are available.

Winter Weather Closing and Delays

The decision to open or close Orchard Park Academy, offer a two-hour delayed start, or resort to an early release in bad weather impacts each of our families and affects you enormously. The following information may help you to better understand the process used when making these types of decisions, which are decided in large part to Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Orchard Park Academy. 

The following is based upon a careful analysis of all relevant factors, such as:

  • Information on road conditions from transportation staff, local law enforcement and road crews (as warranted); we must give careful consideration to the most dangerous roads; they can be treacherous, even if your road or street looks clear.
  • Amount of accumulated snow and ice
  • Whether precipitation is expected to continue throughout the day
  • Temperature and wind chill (wind chills at or below -15°F to -20° during key walking and waiting-for-bus times are given special consideration)
  • Impact on the transportation fleet (school bus diesel fuel begins to gel at an ambient temperature of 0 degrees)
  • Weather predictions
  • Timing of storm
  • Building conditions (is there electricity and heat?)
  • Parking lot conditions
  • What other surrounding districts are doing as we use their bus fleet for our students.

TWO-HOUR DELAY: Orchard Park Academy's school-sponsored LatchKey programs are canceled if the school is canceled. If the school is on a two-hour delay, there will be no LatchKey in the morning. For the two-hour delay option, the school day starts two hours later than normal but ends at the regular time. Bus pick up times are adjusted accordingly. (Example: If your child is normally picked up at 7:15 a.m., the bus will arrive at 9:15 a.m. on a two-hour delay.)

NOTIFICATION: In addition to our All Call System, the school website, Facebook and our Constant Contact emails, closing notifications are announced on TV, radio and posted on many storm alert and school closing websites.

Local Professional Development Committee Meeting Dates

Local Professional Development Committee Meeting Dates

Meetings start at 4:00 PM and are conducted over a conference call for all K8 Schools in the Cambridge Education Group Consortium.

712-775-7031 Access Code 464172

  • August 1 - New Teacher PD: (CLE); 11 (CIN); 15 (CBUS/SFLD); 21 (AKR);
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7
  • January 4
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • August 1

Additional meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the Chair of the Committee. Questions and comments should be directed to Maureen Businger, Chair of Cambridge LPDC, at

Board Meeting Notice

Please be advised that there will be a special meeting of the Liberty High School and Orchard Park Academy Board of Directors is scheduled for:
Friday, September 29, 2017
11:30 AM

And will be located at:
Panera Bread
6700 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio 44131

The purpose of the meeting will be to approve the Career Advising Policy