Welcome to South Columbus Preparatory Academy—home of the Patriots!  South Columbus Prep offers a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for our students and families. Our students benefit from a well-rounded education including art and music. We hope you will consider enrolling at South Columbus Preparatory Academy and allow us to serve your family.

Mr. Kyle Glispie

Community School

Community schools offer an alternative to the local public school.  They are tuition-free and open to all students.  Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation.  Learn more.

Educational Approach

Our educational approach has five principles at its core.  These principles provide a strong foundation for learning and include: 1) Individualized Learning Plan for all scholars, 2) High expectations for student achievement, 3) Safe and secure learning environment, 4) Integrated technology to advance achievement, and 5) Collaborative relationships with parents and community members.

Individualized Learning

We care about every student and are committed to preparing children for lifelong success. Our Individualized Learning Plans start with a unique baseline for each student and analyze performance data at regular, short intervals. Teachers and staff tailor lessons and provide support accordingly. Individual Learning Plans are reviewed by teachers, parents, and guardians at least one time each quarter.

Academic Excellence

As part of the ACCEL Schools network, we strategically apply best practices to our curriculum design, teacher training, and integrated technology to drive continuous gains in academic performance.

Safe and Caring

We care about the well-being and development of each child. We insist on a secure and orderly school. We address every aspect of security, from building codes and safety procedures to codes of conduct and character education. South Columbus Preparatory Academy has a state of the art camera system, employs a full-time security officer, and extensively trains staff to ensure the safest learning environment for all students.

Accessible to All

We foster a culture that is reflective of community values and interests, and we are open to all students.

Community Partnership

We are not just located in your community - we are part of it. We partner with local and government leaders and parents.


Our small class size and dedication to a well-rounded education make South Columbus Preparatory Academy a great educational environment.




Accredited by AdvancED


Student-Teacher Ratio

Our school is part of ACCEL Schools, an established network of more than 40 charter and community schools located throughout the U.S. We serve more than 11,500 students nationwide.

Learn more about ACCEL Schools