The Ginn Academy, founded in 2007 by Ted Ginn, Sr., is the only all-male public high school in Ohio. Come in and see what goes on inside the hearts and minds of 655 E. 162nd Street each day. Let us tell you our stories. Photos and text not to be used without permission.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Beginning the 2013-2014 School Year at Ginn Academy

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

The seniors are clapped in and out of morning session by the rest of the school each day. This small bit of recognition for these young men, who are very close to reaching graduation day, was instituted this year as one more way to unify and inspire at Ginn Academy.

English teacher, Mrs Bollar, discusses classwork with a junior

These students are all in tenth grade, as you can tell by their red ties
We'll leave you with best wishes for the coming month until we meet again, and a quote from Mr. Ginn, who would like to remind us that "the end of one race is only the beginning of the next".

Thank you for your interest in our school.

Kind regards from The Ginn Academy