District Profile

Imagine Schools’ Overview
Founded in 2004, Imagine Schools is a national non-profit family of public charter schools providing each student a learning environment rich with rigor and relevance. With a personalized approach to education, students both catch up and move ahead in academic performance. Inspiring and caring teachers empower today’s learners to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Our non-profit network consists of 57 public charter campuses educating more than 30,000 students in 8 states and the District of Columbia. In Ohio, 15 campuses serving more than 5,000 students are preparing students for success in school, college, career, and life.

Imagine Schools’ Vision
Imagine Schools’ vision is for every student to reach his or her full potential and discover the pathways for life-long success.

Imagine Schools’ Mission
As a national family of non-profit public charter school campuses, Imagine Schools’ partners with parents and guardians in the education of their children by providing high quality schools that prepare students for lives of leadership, accomplishment, and exemplary character.

Our Curriculum
At Great Western Academy, we use a curricular approach that meets each child where they are, accelerating their learning and refining their character. Our Acceleration Model guides teachers and students toward the high level of learning and strong character that results in engaged, productive citizens.
Our curriculum is characterized by challenging academic standards that lead to achievement for each student. Students expand prior knowledge through a spiraled thematic curriculum, focusing on inquiry and project-based applications of key concepts and universal ideas. The curriculum provides students and teachers with world class learning opportunities, with a focus on the following:

  • Student-centered results
  • Authentic and challenging materials and activities
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Technology as a learning tool
  • A hands-on, minds-on approach to learning
  • Personal and global perspectives
  • Reflection and exchange of ideas
  • Interdisciplinary thematic units

We believe that engaging students in a rigorous standards-based curriculum is essential to student achievement and success.

Great Western Academy Profile and Highlights
Great Western Academy opened in 2003 and serves students in Kindergarten thru 8th grade.  We are located at 310 North Wilson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204. We are proud to serve over 750 students and their families.

Great Western Academy Vision Statement
Great Western Academy’s vision is for every student to reach his or her full potential and discover the pathways for life-long success.

Great Western Academy Mission Statement
Great Western Academy’s mission is to partner with parents and guardians in the education of their children by providing a high quality education that prepares students for lives of leadership, accomplishment, and exemplary character. Great Western Academy is proud of the strong academic and character programs that make us unique in our community.

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