Preparing Scholars for College

I CAN SCHOOLS is a non-profit, charter school management organization created by passionate, successful educators and teachers. The mission of I CAN SCHOOLS is “to prepare students for a college preparatory high school that ensures acceptance and graduation from a four year college and/or university.” I CAN SCHOOLS is dedicated to providing all students with an education that supersedes standards of excellence. To support student achievement, I CAN SCHOOLS offer the following features:

  • A safe, disciplined, and highly structured environment
  • Highly qualified teachers invested in scholar success
  • Innovative lesson plans based on Common Core State Standards
  • Mandatory Spanish, physical education, art, and music classes
  • Project-based learning opportunities
  • An extended school day
  • Free yellow-bus transportation
  • Mandatory uniforms provided at no cost to families
  • Free Saturday School for scholars who need it
  • Free after-school math and reading tutoring for all who request it
  • Robust and free after-school program including debate, Model U.N., student government, chess, and an extensive athletic program
  • Community-based service learning projects
  • Enrichment program
  • Free breakfast & lunch
  • Student progress reports every two weeks
  • A focus on academic preparation for college and life beyond


Private School Education at a Public School Cost

Every aspect of the I CAN SCHOOLS educational experience is focused on college preparation and emotional growth. From the moment a scholar steps foot onto one of our campuses they are committed to a college-bound future. We believe that all of our scholars deserve the same advantages in education and college preparation that their public and private school peers have; to give them a head start, we provide uniforms, breakfast & lunch, extracurricular activities, yellow-bus transportation, Saturday School, and after-school tutoring at no cost to our families.

“Every day I am preparing my first graders for a high-performing high school and college. I am grateful that I am able to develop my scholars as critical thinkers at such an early age. By the time they graduate form high school, they will have the skills and habits to tackle complex challenges, engage in spirited debates, and lead future generations.”

First Grade Teacher, Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School