Better Schools for Students, Families and Communities Everywhere

ACCEL Schools transforms education and brings new opportunities to students and families of all backgrounds. We partner with communities across the country to create safe and supportive learning environments where all students can grow socially and academically. At ACCEL Schools, students benefit from a comprehensive set of proven educational practices personalized to their unique needs.

The ACCEL Difference

At ACCEL Schools, we believe in creating successful schools one child at a time. Our focus on tailoring the learning experience to each individual makes us a different kind of organization. Our network of schools is proving that it’s not where you start, it’s where you are going that counts. With some of the most successful schools in the country as a part of our network, and a wealth of academic and operational expertise, we can find the right solution for your child.

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Education Technology

We see technology as an integral part of education and advances are allowing us to adapt our approach. Our blended learning options combine individualized electronic instruction with traditional teaching methods.

Instruction Philosophy

We utilize proven methods with a focus on identifying the needs of each student and create targeting learning groups that set each child up for success. Combining that with exceptional teacher development and data driven instruction set us apart.

Operational Efficiency

Efficient school operations mean more resources for students. Our schools achieve a level of administrative diligence that matches our academic rigor. Best practices and transparency are a part of everything we do.

Teacher Engagement

Our teachers are highly qualified and dedicated to pushing themselves to bring the curriculum to life for each student. They excel at relationship building and create an interactive teacher student relationship delivering connection and academic success.

In the News

Cornerstone Academy Charter School Awarded $30 Million Bond

School Will Purchase Two Buildings and 14 Acres for Middle & High School Expansion COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 10, 2024 ( – Cornerstone Academy, a public charter school serving North Columbus communities recently closed on a $30 million bond that will allow the school to purchase two buildings and over 14 acres of land for an [...]


ACCEL Opens Specialized Virtual School to Serve the Post-Pandemic Student

Pathfinder Career Academy will power up next week for its inaugural school year with middle and high school students logging in throughout Ohio. The new virtual school, enrolling grades 6-10 this year and expanding to Grade 12 in 2024, offers a college preparatory education attuned to students’ needs and aligned with their future goals. Pathfinder’s curriculum features ODE-approved Career Technical Education [...]


Starting the School Year Amid a National Bus Driver Shortage

Amid a national shortage of school bus drivers, schools are maximizing attendance by getting creative to encourage a strong academic start to the school year. At Canton College Preparatory School, that means chartering busses the first few weeks of school until district transportation becomes available. Principal Lindsay and Dean Young are riding the new routes [...]