Spencer School Investment

Accelerate Great Schools is proud to support the Spencer Center for Gifted and Exceptional Students. The new Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) citywide magnet school opened in August 2017. 

Students will blossom in this flexible, yet rigorous, environment at the new Spencer Center, located in Walnut Hills. The school will prepare students for the academic rigor of CPS' Special College Preparatory Program (SCPP) at Dater and Walnut Hills high schools, or for academic success at any secondary school. It also offers students a highly personalized learning experience with opportunities to travel abroad.

Gifted and Exceptional Students Benefit From:

  • A rigorous curriculum that connects the classroom to actual workplaces – providing students with opportunities for internships and career-based experiences that will prepare them for the real world.

  • Opportunities to study through exciting field experiences in Cincinnati, and, eventually, abroad.

  • A robust offering of extracurricular activities and sports.

  • Latin classes to prepare students for the Special College Preparatory Program (SCPP) offered at Dater and Walnut Hills high schools.

  • Unique electives, such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Robotics, Foreign Language and Mindfulness.

  • Project-based, hands-on learning incorporating problem-solving and design thinking to bring academic concepts to life.

Students currently attending Cincinnati Public Schools, as well as those in charter or non-public schools located within the district, are eligible to apply as long as they meet eligibility requirements found here.