HSA Cleveland HS Teacher Awarded Entrepreneurship Teacher of the Year


Congratulations to Karen Zupancic of Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School as the Youth Opportunities Unlimited - E CITY Entrepreneurship Teacher of the Year. She will be recognized for her outstanding work in preparing HSA's youth to be young entrepreneurs on April 18, 2012 in New York City.  


Teacher of the Year Nominations  




As part of our ongoing effort to improve teaching and learning, Concept Schools continues to provide a Teacher of the Year recognition program to honor, promote, and encourage outstanding teachers among our schools. For more information on Teacher of the Year and to download the application, please click here.


Nomination deadline: March 9, 2012

Application deadline: April 20, 2012


Soaring Scholarships 


Many Concept-managed high school students are receiving incredible scholarships from prospective colleges including:


HSA Cincinnati: $1,014,600



HSA Columbus:



See the Fox news clip from HSA Cincinnati here. 


Let Your Creativity Shine


Concept Schools is proud to sponsor its Fifth Annual Writing Contest for CS students. We are excited to offer this opportunity to be creative, win prizes, and gain recognition for your school. Check out the traditional prompts and new Twitter Contest information online here. Deadline: 4:00 p.m. (CST) March 16, 2012.


Concept Professional Development Days

North Ohio PD Day- March 23, 2012 - Cleveland, OH
Directors PD - March 24-25, 2012 - Cleveland, Ohio

Concept Virtual Learning Communities

Concept Schools' Academic Team encourages all staff members to meet and share their best practices and ask questions through a webinar. These webinars will be held every Tuesday until June 5, 2012. 


Anyone can join CVLC by clicking this link  every Tuesday at 2:30 pm central time (3:30 pm eastern time). The password is CVLC.


Upcoming Events  


We are still in need of CONSEF judges. Please click here to register today.


This year we have many regional and finals events in Concept's network.  Click here for the list of Concept Schools events.

Genius Olympiad Application Deadline: March 26, 2012 


ISWEEP 3E Middle School Registration Due: February 24, 2012


ISWEEP Application Deadline: March 2, 2012 (Event Date May 2-7, 2012) ISWEEP on web


 In School Science Fairs- Preparing for CONSEF 


Students in Concept's network continue to prepare for CONSEF on March 3, 2012 by their in-school and regional science fairs.     


science fair

        Horizon Denison MS students proudly display their      

        science fair medals and certificates.


On an online video here you can watch Horizon Science Academy-Lorain seventh grader Arielle Margalit explain the results of her science project about the differences between organic and inorganic dairy products during the school's   annual science.


Quest Students Place 2nd at District Competition


The Quest MathCounts team earned several distinctions at the annual District 150 competition on January 21.  The team received 2nd place in their division and overall out of 11 schools. Special congratulations to Grant Goodman, who received the award for 2nd place top finisher out of 100 students and to Daniel Parker who placed 1st in the Target Round Competition.  


math counts

CS New Curriculum Alignment Committees 


Concept Schools formed new curriculum alignment committees for each content area to review the curriculum, provide feedback, and modify it to meet our standards and students' needs. In Atlas, you may view the new curriculum by checking CS Curriculum 2012-2013. We appreciate your valuable feedback, so please share your comments with committee members through the system.



Bullseye Evaluation Update


In addition to viewing and printing the details of each evaluation, now all staff members are able to see statistics of their evaluations for a specified time period under the "statistics" tab.  


Best Practices in Action 


Meghan Cremean of HSA Springfield displays a wonderful example of a daily and weekly schedule with clear objectives.




Whitney Williams, first grade teacher at IMSA-North, created a colorful, visually stimulating reading centers organizer.


centers board


Please send us pictures and descriptions of best practices from your classroom or school to Ali  Uslu at