Mound Street Academies
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Success Stories & Testimonials

We're proud of our students and their many accomplishments while here at Mound Street Academies. Students work hard and take their education seriously. Many students at MSA completely change their lives and create a vibrant, exciting future for themselves.

We know that Mound Street Academies can make a difference in your life. But don't just take our word for it; we invite you to read about the success stories from some of our many students.

In Their Own Words

“I was a student at Meadowdale High School. The classes were large. Trouble seemed to be everywhere, even if you weren't looking for it. It certainly found me. I could not learn in that environment.

The end of last year and this year have been good for me. I have earned lots of credits, I have a job, and I plan to graduate next year. After graduation, I plan to attend Sinclair and then the University of Dayton to get a degree in accounting. Without the individualized learning Mound Street provides, I'm not sure I would have made it this far. We need schools for all types of learners. We can't all fit one mold. I thank Mound Street Academies and the dedicated teachers who work there.”

-Jerrod Dyer

“I knew I couldn't keep throwing my life away and eventually found out about Mound Street Academies. Along with all my other involvement, I began taking Sinclair classes through MSA. So far, I have completed two classes for college credit. I begin my CNA class in the spring.

For once in my life, I made a really good decision for myself. My grades are good, I'm involved in my school, and I'm working part time. And, for the first time in a while, I can say I am proud of myself. And I know my parents are proud, too.”


“At age 20, Kaporche had not yet received her high school diploma. She chose Mound Street Academies because she heard good things from her family about the school. Since coming to Mound Street, Kaporche has learned to work hard and to push herself to do better than 'okay.' Her future plans include going to college, and she is interested in a career in sports management and also plans to study marketing.”

“Jamella dropped out of her previous high school when she found out that she was pregnant. She enrolled at Mound Street Academies and completed all of her high school requirements.

She later earned both her CNA and PCA certificates while attending Mound Street Academies and also while parenting her daughter. She is excited to begin Sinclair Community College to pursue a four-year degree.”