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We’d like to thank them for the opportunity to let our son go to this school. I don’t know how they found me, but I’m glad they did.

– Bobby and Paula, Parents

CCA has made it possible for my son to get wonderful grades and scholarships to great high schools that I never in a million years thought I would be able to send him to.

– Maria, Parent

I love the fact that the teachers hold her accountable for her homework, for her tests, for the syllabus. Everything is in order.

– Jason, Parent

This school system is challenging. It pushes the boundaries of creativity and learning.

– Jason, Parent

I'm most proud of my grades. Since I've come here, I've been on the honor roll every single time.

– Christopher, Student

I have always expected Christopher to go far, but with the help of CCA, Christopher already has a plan. He has a plan and he’s in the 8th grade - and that’s amazing.

– Maria, Mother

These teachers are so upbeat. They make you feel very very welcome.

– Bobby Cline and Paula Green

The teachers care. They care about education, they make sure the kids get their work done, and they communicate with you.

– Bobby and Paula, Parents

When I visit our students who are now in high school, they have that same passion for college, even after they have left CCA.

– Michelle Williams

It’s a great school to attend. It’s a great place to work too, because everyone here has a passion and dedication.

– Michelle Williams

For the staff, this is not just a job for them. They are really on a mission to change these childrens’ lives and impact the community.

– Jason, Parent

The teachers do everything in their power to be responsible for the success of not only their students, but of the school, of the class, and of the grade.

– Jason, Parent

Fulfilling our mission is no easy task. It will require an extensive commitment of time, energy and financial resources.

– Andrew Boy

The administration supports the things that are important. They support the teachers, they are always focused on learning and getting kids as far as they can in 1 year, 2 years, 3 years.

– Kathryn Anstaett




CCA Dana

Our Cities: Columbus

Our Program

Columbus Collegiate Academy - Dana Ave. provides a college-preparatory, middle school education to students in Columbus, Ohio. CCA - Dana Ave. delivers an education of solid academic preparation that opens doors to promising futures.  In order to achieve this critical yet demanding goal, our school included the following elements:

  • An intensive curriculum with a strong focus on skill development, especially in reading, writing, and mathematics.  
  • A longer school day (approximately 8:40 AM – 4:00 PM).  (In total, students attend the equivalent to 64 additional days of school than traditional Columbus City Schools students).
  • Extended class time in literacy and mathematics to ensure proficiency in basic skills for all students.
  • Regular homework to ensure skill development and content mastery.
  • Interventions, including tutoring in small-groups for students who do not meet academic standards
  • A simple uniform that supports respect for self and others and diminishes social stress.
  • A High School Placement Program that will bridge the gap between 8th and 9th grades and ensure our students are attending the top high schools in Columbus.  
  • Regular College Tours to the top colleges and universities in Ohio.
  • Sports: CCA - Dane Ave. is a member of a charter school athletic association and will offer Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball, and others.