Roadmap (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are there any other classical public charter schools in Ohio?
Yes. Specifically, NEOCA would like to thank and acknowledge three of these schools. Each school has been and continues to be immensely helpful to us as we continue to execute on our business plan.
• Northwest Ohio Classical Academy Toledo, OH Est. 2019 www.nocacademy.org
• Cincinnati Classical Academy Cincinnati, OH Est. 2022 www.cincyclassical.org
• Heart of Ohio Classical Academy Columbus, OH Est. 2023 www.heartofohioclassical.org
When does NEOCA plan to be open for students in northeast Ohio?
NEOCA plans to open for students in the 2024-2025 school year (September 2024). The school intends to serve grades K-5 initially with two sections in each grade. The expectation is to add one grade level each year until the school is a K-12 school.
Why does it take so long to open?
A classical public charter school is a special sort of school. Thorough and proper planning and execution are critical for success and a high-quality student-based outcome. For example, applications to local, state, and federal agencies must be completed and approved; pre-opening funding ($1-2 Million) must be secured; curriculum must be adopted; a school location must be determined and approved; a principal must be hired and a staff in place all prior to school opening. This all takes time, but we believe the result is worth the wait.
Where will NEOCA be located?
The current target location for NEOCA is southwest of Cleveland in the Brunswick-Strongsville area.
How much is the NEOCA tuition fee per year?
NEOCA will be a public school. There will be no tuition fee. The school will be open to any student who is eligible to attend any Ohio public school, space permitting.
What are the suggested next steps for interested parents?
Interested parents are encouraged to follow our progress and to Get Involved.