Cleveland, OH 44110
About This School
In 2011, Ginn Academy had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Ohio average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Ginn Academy Reviews
I am a single mother with a 15 yr old son currently enrolled w/a charter school (he is in the 8th grade). I have been shopping for a high school that meets both of our needs. When I came across Ginn Academy, I was skeptical. However, being a former journalism student, I did what comes naturally - research. I contacted people who had been proteges of Mr. Ginn, spoke with a parent who had a child attend there and Googled Ginn Academy. In my research, I found nothing but glowing words about both Mr. Ginn and the Academy. I am hopeful that my son will become a GA student next year and be able to benefit from the offerings of someone who clearly has a heart for being an instrument in shaping successful young men. It is my hope as a mother that my son will be his next sucess story.
I forgot to attach the creed that is recited EVERY morning in Morning Session.
The Ginn Academy Creed
Our mission is to become exemplary students who will reach our full potential and beyond.
We will recognize our genius and realize our self-worth.
We will stay patient and poised to seize every opportunity for success.
We are guided by scholarship, leadership and service to all mankind.
The Ginn Academy will cultivate us to become global leaders of the century.
I'm sorry that the previous reviewer had an unpleasant experience with GA students from a social standpoint but as the parent of a Ginn Academy scholar, I have a very pleasant experience with the staff and students of this school. My son, being an athlete chose to go to a school with limited distractions (girls) and an academic focus of excellence as opposed to a school with a sports focus.
As a single mother, this was the best decision and best choice for an educational high school experience. Not only is the school focused on academic excellence but it is a school that teaches and builds character and excellence in young men. This school is labeled for "at-risk students", but every black male child in America is at risk for becoming a statistic.
GA is no ordinary school! The administrators and support staff carry cell phones and are available for students 24/7. The school provides structure, nurturing, care and community for all of its students. Ted Ginn Sr. is widely respected by each and every young man because he shows them unconditional, love and respect with a balance of his style of lecture discipline when necessary. Ted Ginn Sr. is a tireless man when it comes to his "sons" at school. Ginn gives his all to the boys and I don't know any other person in the community responsible for 300 students that I can say gives their all at all times. When school ends for the summer, Ginn keeps up with the boys, keeps track and has a cell phone always available for his parents and students 24/7/365. Ginn is truly a gem in my eyes and has helped my son and many other young men to blossom and achieve.
Ginn Academy had its first class to graduate last year with a 100% graduation rate and over a million dollars in scholarships given to the boys. If you check the Ohio Dept of Ed's OGT test scores, the 11th grade boys shined by exceeding most state average scores....and these are the "at risk boys".
If administrators and educators poured the attention, love and care into their students such as the Ginn Academy administrators and educators, we would have children who recognize their genius and potential all over the world.
Boys need guidance, love, encouragement and support from men and at this school men are definitely the majority.
For Marci, I wish you had called the school with the report because I guarantee you that the principal and Mr. Ginn would have handled that situation, The students are always told that as "GA men" they have a standard to uphold and this could have been a learning for all students.
There are not enough stars to give to a school that is so innovative and seeks to build men of promise, character and valor.
This e-mail is being sent with the best of intentions. Last Thursday, Sept. 2, my husband and I were on the #37 bus headed to Severance Shopping Center.
Along the way, a group of GA students entered the bus. At first, they were ok. Shortly afterwards, they became very loud, obnoxious, and the conversation became vulgar. The bus driver tried to speak to them. He reminded them that there were elderly people on the bus who deserved there respect. They only heckled him.
Unfortunately, the bus broke down which only made the kids more obnoxious. My husband even tried to talk to the young men. They ignored him. My husband and I decided to get off the bus and walk. The GA students also got off the bus at Mayfield and Taylor. As a mom of a young African-American male, I thought that I would try to get through to them.
I began by stating that the community looks up to them being students of GA, and that Mr. Ginn expected them to represent the academy in a positive way. (Apparently, they forgot that they were wearing their GA sweaters.)
Once I mentioned GA, some of them looked very surprised and walk faster so that they did not have to hear what I had to say. One young man was polite enough to listen. I encouraged him to take the lead for his classmates. Please address the social issue with your students.
Based on what I witnessed that day, my overall rating is poor. Hopefully, the level of academia is better. My heart sank when I witnessed the behavior of the students. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need my assistance. I am willing to help in any way possible. Sincerely, Marcy