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

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Glenville HS Football Team Visits the Cleveland Browns Training Camp

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson signs the hats provided for our boys
Just before school started, many of our students had a wonderful afternoon watching the Cleveland Browns training camp and meeting a few of the players. The entire Glenville HS football team, including our JV squad, rode buses to Berea for this special day provided by the Browns organization. Ted Ginn, Sr. has been the Glenville Tarblooders' head coach since 1997 and played for the team himself in the 1970s.

Coach Ginn meets Browns owner, Jimmy Haslam

According to the rules of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, athletes may attend any school that they choose, but must play sports for the school that they would attend based on their residence. About 85% of the Glenville football team attends Ginn Academy. We also have students who play for JFK, John Marshall, and for Collinwood.

Cleveland Browns president Alec Scheiner and Ted Ginn, Sr.

Ted Ginn, Sr., Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, Ginn Academy Principal Nick Petty, and Ginn Academy's Asst to the Director, Hazel Parker

Many autograph seekers were excited to see Coach Ginn at the camp

The players were very kind to take time after a rigorous practice to talk with our boys and sign autographs

There were so many happy faces that day!

We'd like to thank everyone at the Cleveland Browns organization who made this exciting day possible for all of our young men. The Browns also provided tickets to the opening game of this season for our students who have exemplified scholarship, leadership, and service. They attended with their life coaches which made for a nice day of bonding to start off the school year.

Thank you, Cleveland Browns, for your generous hospitality and kindness. We are very lucky!

Go Ville! Go Browns!!