Classes have been underway for a few weeks already at Ginn Academy and things are going great! The boys' ties are straight, shirts are pressed, and shoes are shined. We have our largest Freshman class ever -- 111 young men from points on every side of Cleveland! Our leadership has been bolstered by the addition of a Dean of Students, Mr. Darrell Bolden, who will bridge the gap between students and staff and foster a climate conducive to sage, fair, and enjoyable education. Our Freshmen will begin their four years at Ginn with a new Freshman Seminar class, based on the leadership and organization curriculum of Stedman Graham, who spent a day working with our staff and faculty shortly before summer ended.
Ginn Academy's staff of twelve life coaches has increased by 100% this year, up from six last year. This means that our student body is now covered 24/7 at a ratio of 1:25 by men who act as role models, advisers, and counselors. They are the boys' links between home and school, with a focus on attendance, academics, and positive behavior. These twelve men are crucial to our mission of guiding our students to reach their full potential.
|Anthony Riggs, new to our staff of life coaches this year, was one of Coach Ginn's track athletes at Glenville in the 1990s, and has had two sons graduate from Ginn Academy|
|Bryon Ottrix, one of Ginn Academy's original life coaches, has known Coach Ginn since 1993 when he became friends with Ted Ginn, Jr., still one of his best friends|
|Sitting quietly, behind the scenes, Ted Ginn, Sr. spins the soundtrack of morning session as Principal Petty and Dean of Students Bolden, along with students, run the gathering each day|
|Dean of Students, Darrell Bolden, with two seniors who were rewarded for their on-time arrival and attendance|
|English teacher, Mrs Bollar, discusses classwork with a junior|
|These students are all in tenth grade, as you can tell by their red ties|
Thank you for your interest in our school.
Kind regards from The Ginn Academy