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ABOUT CARPE DIEM PREP


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ABOUT CARPE DIEM PREP


 

Our vision is that our students graduate on a path to success; that’s why we prepare our students for life, not just life after high school.

We provide a safe, stable environment, where students feel confident sharing ideas, asking questions, collaborating and being themselves. At Carpe Diem Preparatory Academy, we are committed to providing every student with the necessary academic, social, interpersonal, and financial literacy tools to be successful in any of their post-secondary pursuits.

We’re focused on post-graduation before graduation. Our goal is for students to graduate with works skills, credentials, or a two-year program under their belts, and to be prepared for life after high school.

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FAQ


FAQ


Have questions? We have answers.

Below are some common questions about Carpe Diem, our education process and what sets us apart.

What is Carpe Diem Preparatory Academy?

Carpe Diem is a free public community school in Cincinnati. We’re focused on post-graduation before graduation. Our goal is for students to graduate with works skills, credentials, or a two-year program under their belts, and to be prepared for life after high school no matter what their future goals are. It’s a requirement for our students to have vocational experience, military experience, or to earn college credit while in high school depending on their field of interest.

What sets Carpe Diem Preparatory Academy apart from other educational options?

- Relationship-driven atmosphere allowing students to receive the support needed to succeed
- Small, safe campus
- Accelerated pace of study that allows students to set their own graduation date
- Opportunity to earn college credits while still completing high school
- Participation in a field of their interest

What does it mean to prepare students for life?

Preparing students for life means providing every student with the necessary academic, social, interpersonal, and financial literacy tools to be successful in any of their post-secondary pursuits.

What type of students are a good fit for Carpe Diem Preparatory Academy?

Carpe Diem Preparatory Academy is a good fit for students who:
- Are motivated and want to work at an accelerated pace to stay challenged
- Thrive in a small, safe environment
- Desire to take college courses and earn college credit while in high school
- Are prepared to do work now in order to obtain the future they desire

Besides curriculum, what other programs does Carpe Diem Academy offer to prepare students for their future?

  • Chess Club
  • Glee Club
  • G.E. LIFT
  • High School Senate
  • Ladies of Purpose
  • Men of Valor
  • Middle School Senate
  • School Photography Team
  • Science Club
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Yearbook Staff

Who can attend Carpe Diem Preparatory Academy?

Carpe Diem Preparatory Academy is open to all students in grades 7 – 12 living in the Cincinnati, Ohio.

Who authorizes Carpe Diem Preparatory Academy?

Cincinnati Public Schools authorizes Carpe Diem.


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Safety and Security


Safety and Security


We take pride in our safe, stable school environment. Our students enjoy our small class sizes because they can feel comfortable being themselves and collaborating with students and teachers. We hope our school is a safe-haven for your student to feel comfortable to learn and share ideas.   

Our building is always locked and secured with school personnel available during school hours in our main office. Without exception, we require guests to sign in and out of the building and be accompanied by a staff member. Student safety is our top priority.