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Dear Families,

Welcome to Niles Preparatory Academy—Home of the Huskies! We provide a safe, secure learning environment for EK-6 students as the first public charter school in the Niles area.

At Niles Prep, we teach an Ohio Standards-based curriculum and individualize instruction to each student by assessing students on a bi-weekly schedule to know if a student is working ahead, falling behind, or right on track. We emphasize Social and Emotional Wellness throughout all of our coursework to help students understand and manage their emotions.

We have big plans for building a strong sense of community at our school, and we are excited to have you join us in founding this very special community school. We are partnering with local organizations to coordinate student projects and volunteer work to help students learn the value of helping others and giving back to their community.

Thank you for choosing Niles Prep!


The Niles Prep Staff

Niles Prep Principal Melanie Jarman

Melanie Jarman, Principal

Mrs. Melanie Jarman, an educator for 22 years, joined ACCEL Schools in 2016. During her years in education, she demonstrated her leadership abilities and growth through various past positions. Prior to becoming the Principal at Niles Preparatory Academy, she has served as an elementary and middle school teacher, Title I teacher and Mathematics Lead teacher. Mrs. Jarman holds a Bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University, and a Master’s degree in Education Administration from Cleveland State University.

Michelle Green, Director of Academics

Ms. Michelle Green joined ACCEL Schools in 2018. She proudly joined Niles Preparatory Academy as the 3rd grade teacher when the school opened in fall of 2021 and was moved to Director of Academics the following school year. Ms. Green holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University and her PK-12 Reading endorsement from Bowling Green University.

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Community School

Niles Preparatory Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by St. Aloysius Orphanage (Charter School Specialists) 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.

Founded in 2014, ACCEL Schools is a K-12 public charter school management organization (CMO) serving students across the United States in brick-and-mortar, virtual, and hybrid school settings. We focus on improving academic outcomes of students regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic factors. The leadership team at ACCEL Schools has a combined 1000+ years of experience as global school management operators with expertise in curriculum research and design, assessment, student support services, and education consulting. Our entire team fundamentally believes that all children deserve a great education and students should be supported as they pursue a wide variety of post-secondary options. Our robust technology increases engagement, access to resources, efficiencies, and academic results helping our students become productive global citizens.