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Dear Parents & Guardians,

At Bridges Preparatory Academy, every scholar is supported on their journey to mastering the material and growing academically, socially, and emotionally by a team of dedicated educators. I know that we will reach our goal to become the premier school in Tiffin, OH.

We cannot do what we do each day without you, our school family. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful parent community, and your support makes a huge difference. Let us know how you would like to be involved to help make Bridges Preparatory Academy reach even greater heights!

Thank you all for your continued support of Bridges Preparatory Academy. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you and seeing your child grow this year!  Fly Eagles Fly!


Amy Lanier

Amy Lanier, Principal

Amy Lanier is a mother, educator, and community leader who has worked on behalf of children since 1984. Her early experiences assisting children with special needs inspired her career in education. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio Dominican College and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Reading and Literacy. She worked as a teacher in public and parochial schools in addition to serving at a community-based correctional facility before joining ACCEL Schools. She began working at Bridges in 2008 as a parent advocate and guest teacher. She served as a full-time teacher before stepping into a leadership role. Lanier welcomes parents with an open-door policy and is committed to helping students and staff discover their strengths.

Dr. Chad Carr, Regional Vice President

Community School

Bridges Preparatory Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by Richland Academy of the Arts, which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high-performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.

Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.

Founded in 2014, ACCEL Schools is a K-12 public charter school management organization (CMO) serving students across the United States in brick-and-mortar, virtual, and hybrid school settings. We focus on improving academic outcomes of students regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic factors. The leadership team at ACCEL Schools has a combined 1000+ years of experience as global school management operators with expertise in curriculum research and design, assessment, student support services, and education consulting. Our entire team fundamentally believes that all children deserve a great education and students should be supported as they pursue a wide variety of post-secondary options. Our robust technology increases engagement, access to resources, efficiencies, and academic results helping our students become productive global citizens.