This school is in danger of closing after years of poor performance. Africentric is labelled as an alternative school and students have the opportunity to take college credit courses at CSCC. Nonetheless the school is ranked bottom of the CCS and less than a handful of students are enrolled to CSCC. Administration lacks leadership and staff morals are low with high turnover ratio. In 2014 CCS Board decided to make changes in administration to save the school but it is a bit too late because the damage has been done with past administraion's failure to turn the school around. They catered to the terrible kids and lack of discipline the good kids that wanted to learn ended up leaving even going back to their home schools. The infrastructure of the building is out-dated parents were promised to have a new building completed by 2013 but it never fell through. Previous administration had failed to recruit good students and let everyone in so the students who got expelled from other schools ended up in Africentric and continue to disrupt the school.
Columbus Africentric Early College is a public high school in Columbus. The principal of Columbus Africentric Early College is Ernest D. West III, who can be contacted at EWestIII9176@columbus.k12.oh.us. 691 children attend Columbus Africentric Early College and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 99% of the 691 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 84% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Columbus Africentric Early College is 21:1. Columbus Downtown High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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One of the worst schools in the district. The principal and assistants are all unprofessional students are always noisy rude and not there to study. I placed my daughter after reading the early college program it's a joke as only 1/2 students attend columbus state so it's a early college for name. Teaches don't teach and adminstration doesn't do anything. Never send your kid or let someone else send there kid here
I found this to be a good school. If you are not open to an African-centered perspective. Students still learn the from the core curriculum of the Columbus City School district just from an Africentric perspective where students see themselves in what they are learning. They can apply what they are learning to everyday situations. The outcome is remarkable in the area of self-concept self-esteem and racial identity development. The students prepare for college and by the time they graduate they can have their high school diploma and associate degree. The guiding principles of Nguzo Saba and Maat is a great base to teach from. Parents should be willing to participate in the school's activities and their child's education if not then that is sad.
sorry to say I would not recomment this school to anyone a good school starts with good leadership and 2 weeks my d aughter begged my to take her out and after I three week I did and took her back to her school of 1st choice when the school year started back what they were teach was 4th grade level and she was in the 6th grade at the end of the day it is n ot just about being with your race its being where the better place is for your child my faimlly members have also taken there kids out
This school lacks discipline. If your child is eager to learn this environment is very distracting. The principle will let the kids do almost anything and get away with it. Children like to push limits and if there is no limit there is only chaos.
I have three boys who have attended from elementary. I think the academic program that our school offers is a God given opportunity for those students who are willing to work for the grade. Africentric is a partnership between teachers/administrators and Student /parents. The greater that door of communication the better the success plan for that student. Our school is village oriented and teachers must desire to be apart of that culture in order to push students to succeed.
Wonderful school it allows student in high school to earn their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science transfer degree from Columbus State Community College upon completion of the program.
I have 6 children at Africentric ( Ist 3rd 4th 2 in 10th and an 11th grader). All of my children are boys. Africentric has helped them grow and open a wide door of opporutunity to have some sort of success in the world. We are pleased with the program and happy to have our children there.
I think that it is a beneficial school for anyone who will work for it. People say it continues to be the students or the teachers that is the problem when it is really both the students and teachers. This is a school for people who want to work so if a teacher or a student dose not want to work they should not go there. Furthermore the program is very good. It is just not for everyone. )
my kids have been in the school although I have had some issues with some teachers for the most part I like the school. Where else can a urban student get the opportunity to graduate with their Associate's Degree and high school diploma. Yes the school is a little harder than most because you have to maintain a 3.0 (at least a 2.5) or better in order to stay in the Early College Program. My son is a junior and he has been a the school since the 6th grade and he is doing very well in the program. They concentrate on academics as well as sports. Yes they do go all year round (6-12th grades). I think that keeps their brain on task and they don't forget as much as they would in the summer. It will be one of the top schools in the coming years.
This is a great example of schools which feed directly the needs of the communities they are located in.
Disappointed with the quality of instruction. Students are constantly disruptive and teachers seem to have very little control over the classrooms.
The discipline in this school is lacking. I believe that the kids are disrespectful to the teachers and teachers feel helpless to do anything about it. the teachers try hard and are very dedicated. Something needs to be done about the behavior of the kids.
Africentric will be the top school of the future under new administration quality will soar. While currently in transition will be an excellent choice for students wanting to receive college credits during high school years. A great benefit to urban family unable to afford out of pocket college fees.
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