About Us

Education Program

At Columbus Bilingual Academy (CBA), we align our curriculum and educational plans with Ohio state standards, as well as our school’s individual initiatives to provide high quality student education. CBA develops an Individual Learning Plan for each student in order to ensure the best learning experience for all. A student’s Individual Learning Plan will be developed from the data provided in their Competency Portfolio; organized by the teacher. The goal of the Competency Portfolios and the Individual Learning Plan that follows is to assess academic and personal strengths and weaknesses in order to establish solutions that will lead to student growth.

We highly encourage each student to work with their advisor or parents/guardians to develop and track their own Personal Plan for Progress that might include:

  • Reflections on personal aspirations and an academic strategy that may lead to reaching those goals.
  • A review of personal learning style preferences
  • Areas of strength and areas for improvement
  • Specific portfolio items that demonstrate accomplishment and progress of goals.

Later this year, CBA will be utilizing a new competency portfolio application called Compendium.  This application will be used by teachers, students, and parents in order to track each student’s progress.  Teachers will also be able to upload their individual scores along with scores from state assessments into the application.  Students will use Compendium to track their own individual progress, create academic goals, and  connect with other students.

We utilize NWEA, BuckleDown and OAA assessments as well as a variety of other assessment tools to continuously measure student growth. To learn more about NWEA, Buckle Down Ohio, and OAA Assessment testing please follow these links:

To view state of Ohio academic standards click Ohio Academic Standards

21st Century Program

Columbus Bilingual Academy is proud to have been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Grant. This grant allows the school to provide many unique program opportunities including after-school clubs, adult education classes, and summer camps.
At Columbus Bilingual Academy we utilize our summer and after school programs tocontinue our work addressing the “whole child”. The school focuses strongly on developing the entire child with the understanding and practice that many skills needed to be successful in the classroom are learned through outside activities. To that end, we will offer extra-curricular activities that enhance our students’ confidence and personal and interpersonal competencies.

CBA will focus on measuring growth in:

  • Interpersonal communications
  • Physical health
  • Self-discipline
  • Creativity
  • Organization

Each of these skills will benefit student achievement in the classroom in core subjects.

The grant aiding this after school program has helped to increase our OAA scores. With this grant, the school is able to offer after school and summer camps to increase the competency levels of all students and community members.