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In 1988, President George Bush requested Dr. Noble to participate in a series discussion targeted to develop a better America.  From these discussions, Dr. Noble formed a vision of a school that would holistically through education, beginning with pre-school and continuing through the elementary school years, promoting excellence in living, loving, and learning. This vision began with just a few students and a few supporters at Shiloh Baptist Church in Newark, Ohio. The Par Excellence Learning Center opened under the guidance of Mrs. Nora Noble as Principal in [year]. She and her team performed a variety of direct-service initiatives for students and families, from offering breakfast to providing cooking classes The Learning Center converted to a state-chartered public community school and became Par Excellence Academy in 2005, under the sponsorship of Newark City Schools.

Par Excellence Academy, a non-profit community school sponsored by ODE. As of the Academic year 2018-2019, Par Excellence serves grades kindergarten through sixth grade.  Par Excellence Academy provides a values-based education and opportunities for academic excellence to all children regardless of socioeconomic, race, creed, color, or ethnic backgrounds


Reading is Believing

Par Excellence Academy is at the top of the Educational rating system in Licking County and beyond. We know that children who read well possess a lifelong academic advantage. For this, Par Excellence provides a learning curriculum that makes reading fun and rewarding for its students. Par Excellence Academy is #1 in Licking County for the third-grade reading scores.  In the 2013-2014 school year, out of 1,347 public and community elementary schools, Par Excellence Academy was one of four schools in the state of Ohio to receive 100% on the third grade Ohio Achievement Assessment, (OAA) in reading.

Because of our existing grades K-5 SFA curriculum, our students have made substantial gains in reading growth.  This program is used by every teacher for every student.  Because our intent is to be mindful with every aspect of financial and instructional accountability, the grades K-5 SFA reading program demonstrates our emphasis on maximizing resources.