Lakewood City Academy Among Top 10 In State For OGT Results
Lakewood City Academy, the Lakewood City Schools-sponsored charter school, is among the top 10 performing charter schools in the state in three of five subjects of the Ohio Graduation Test based on preliminary results. LCA scored in the top 10, out of more than 375 Ohio charter schools, in Writing, Social Studies and Math for students passing. Science and reading are also included in the OGT.
“This … is an accurate account of what is taking place at the school level with students we have had at LCA since middle school grades,” said LCA director Terri Bornino-Elwell. “I commend both my middle school and high school staff for this tremendous accomplishment. I also commend my entire staff for the commitment, hard work and constant dedication they provide each day to assist students.”
In the Reading portion of the test, 92% of LCA students who took the test scored Proficient or above. In Math and Social Studies, 87% of students scored Proficient or above.
In a congratulatory email from the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools, vice president of school performance and accountability, Marianne Lombardo, praised the top 10 performing schools and stated, “We are especially appreciative of your teachers who are often the sole ‘department chair’ teaching multiple grade levels and students.”
LCA was established by the District seven years ago to offer students in 6-12 grade an alternative education path to graduation. Ninety-five students have graduated from LCA since its inception, including 20 at its most recent graduation ceremony on June 4.