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About Charter Schools and the Charter School Advantage

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Eastern Panhandle Preparatory Academy is one of the first public charter schools to open in West Virginia. We are authorized by the West Virginia Professional Charter School Board and managed by ACCEL Schools, a high-performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.

Charter schools offer families an alternative to the local public school and are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Charter schools are tuition-free public schools—open to all students in a state or district, regardless of their zip code, and focused on meeting student needs for success. The charter school model empowers teachers to provide innovative, high-quality instruction and gives them the autonomy to design a classroom that fits their students’ needs. Charter schools are led by dynamic principals who have the flexibility to create a school culture that fosters student performance and parent satisfaction. Charter schools are held accountable to the performance standards they agree to in their charter and by their communities. Read more about charter schools »

Eastern Panhandle Prep Charter School Advantage:

SAFE and Caring Environment: We care about the well-being and development of each child. We are interested in each child’s future. A secure and orderly learning environment is our top priority.

Education Technology: We see technology as a tool to support excellent teachers. Our students and staff will have access to technology which will enable the flexibility to accommodate different learning and teaching styles.

Professional Development: Our teachers are engaged, highly qualified, and supported by a team of mentors and specialists. Teachers receive regular professional development and performance reviews.

Curriculum and Teaching Best Practices: Innovate, validate, replicate. We take proven methods from high-performing programs and apply them to other schools across our network.

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.

Personalization: Every student receives an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP), which is a dynamic, living road map. Regular, short-cycle assessments allow us to review student performance for each learning objective and react quickly to accelerate instruction or provide support.

Community Integration: We intentionally serve a broad range of communities, and we believe that community involvement is vital to the success of our schools. We work to identify the unique circumstances facing your area and include community leaders in our planning and operations. We make it a priority to develop relationships with our families, neighbors, and organizations that are benefiting our school community.

We look forward to welcoming families and the Kearneysville community to our school and preparing for a successful and thriving new school year this fall. To receive updates and more information, please complete our request for information form.