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Welcome to Sheffield Academy!

We are a public charter school for competitive sports and academics.

Our mission is to promote the academic, emotional, and physical development of our students through the promotion of teamwork, sportsmanship and athletic competition.  By developing these skills, student-athletes will become confident and capable contributing members of our community.

We believe family, fitness, and academics create the best kind of childhood & healthiest foundation for a life well-lived. Our unique schedule allows us to teach core academic subjects and fitness for students to pursue special interests in competitive sports.

Academics – 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 teach our core subjects of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies & Science.

Fitness & Extracurriculars – all students participate in our PE program which includes health topics & fitness activities.

Family – we value families, partnership & participation—within the school community & at home. All sports team practices and most games are scheduled during the school day to keep evenings free for family time.

Thank you for choosing Sheffield Academy!

Gary Lane

Gary Lane, Principal

Megan Wilson, Regional Vice President

Ms. Wilson has been with ACCEL Schools since 2013 and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in K-8 Education from Western Governors’ University. She also holds a K-12 Reading Endorsement from Ashland University.

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Sheffield Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS), 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.