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September 26, 2022

Fall Sports Tryout Schedule

Middle School Girls Basketball (5th – 8th)
  • Tryouts are 9/26-9/28
Cheerleading (3rd 8th)
  • Tryouts are 10/11
Middle School Boys Basketball (5th 8th)
  • Tryouts are 10/11-10/13
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February 3, 2022

African American History Contests

Zeta Phi Beta & Delta Sigma Theta in conjunction with Inkster Prep is Sponsoring Our 1st Annual Black History Month Art, Essay and Poetry Contest and Celebration.

ALL Inkster Preparatory Students in grades K through 7 can participate

Essays, Art or Poetry are due to the Inkster Main Office no later than Friday, February 18, by 3 p.m.

All entries must include: students name, age, grade, school, teacher and contact number.

Winners will be formally announced and awarded their prizes at the Virtual Celebration on Monday, February 28, at 5 p.m. A link will be sent out.

For contestants: Please choose one or two of the following topics:

Essay 1: Write an essay about any African American past or present (both famous and not so famous) and why you think that he or she should receive the Nobel Peace Prize. (One winner per grade level)

Essay 2: Write an essay about any African American past or present (both famous and not so famous) and explain why you would like to grow up to be like that person. (One winner per grade level)

Essay 3: African Americans have been depicted in many wonderful nonfiction books written by African American authors. Read a Young Adult Fiction title and imagine that you are one of the African American characters in the story, how would you relate to the same difficult situation that the character faces and why. (One winner per grade level)

Poem: Write a poem about an African American person or a special event in African American history. (One winner per grade level)

Art: Create a drawing or an original piece of work about an African American person or a special event in African American History. (One winner per grade level)

All essays must be typed and have a cover page with, name, school, grade and teacher’s name

For more information contact:
IPA Main Office, 27355 Woodsfield St., Inkster, MI Phone: 313-273-3825

See scoring rubrics here (PDF) for grades 2-7. Grades K-1 will be scored on effort, work, striving, and willingness to try.

The Inkster chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta will score the competitions and issue prizes on February 28 during the African American History Month Virtual Celebrations on Zoom. Top prizes include $25 gift cards and student choices of Five and Below gifts.

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February 1, 2022

It’s Time to Re-Enroll for the 2022-23 School Year


Current Inkster families – save your child’s seat by re-enrolling today!


Complete the online survey »


Or, submit your form one of these ways:

  • Drop off your form on a Walk Up Wednesday. Find Inkster Prep admins outside during student pick up on 2/9 and 2/16 to submit your re-enrollment form!
  • Email to admissions@accelschools.com
  • Text a picture of your completed form to our secure text line: (216) 208-5052


Once your decision is recorded with the school, students will receive their choice of Chips or Candy Bar!




August 24, 2021

Letter from the New Principal


Dear Inkster Preparatory Academy Students, Families, Teachers and Community,

It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Inkster Preparatory Academy. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with high performing students, extremely dedicated staff and a supportive parent and school community. Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to build upon the excellence of our young scholars. My official start date at Inkster Preparatory is August 23. Pamela Farris and staff have been working diligently for a strong school opening.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-five years. I have worked with students ranging in age from Kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of roles. I have been a self-contained classroom and special education teacher, K-8 instructional coach, Assistant Principal and Principal across the Metropolitan Detroit area.

My initial goals are two-fold: a strong school culture and instructional leadership to move every student each day towards career and college readiness. We will focus on the skills our students need to be successful in school, on tests for careers and college, as well as the rapidly changing job market. I do believe authentic literacy and math logic are common skills that binds all of these together, as our students will be reading, writing, speaking, reasoning and solving problems every day in all of their classes. I believe these skills are necessary for every student to acquire in order to be successful in their future endeavors.

Successful schools have very regular communication, community and parent partnerships. An old African proverb states that “It takes a village.” As my partner in learning thank you in advance for joining being a part of the village to move students towards excellence. We will get to know your student to ensure they develop the academic foundation skills and positive character in preparation for high school.

I value the feedback from our Parent Partner community and staff. Please feel free to contact me at the school, mobile phone by text, email at ricardomartink12@gmail.com, or social media to discuss our school and our path to greatness.

I look forward to working with the Inkster Preparatory Academy teachers, staff and community to ensure that we have a safe and very productive 2021-2022 school year together.

Ricardo Martin, Ed.D. | Principal
Always Mentoring and Coaching in Excellence

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July 6, 2021

The ACCEL Schools Difference

We are a proud member of ACCEL Schools—a public charter school network serving thousands of PK-12 students throughout the United States. ACCEL was founded in 2012 by the early pioneers of online learning. Our leadership believes that all children, regardless of location or socio-economic background, deserve a quality education that prepares them to succeed in school and become productive global citizens.  

ACCEL Schools Instructional Model provides: 

  • Aligned Academics meet or exceed state standards ensuring your child is on track for rigorous college and career opportunities.    
  • Certified, Licensed Teachers and a student-centered staff are united in executing our mission to make a difference in the life trajectory of each student.    
  • More Time on Task and double the instructional minutes for ELA and Math maximizes learning in your child’s school day.   
  • Short Cycle Assessments keep track of how students are progressing in the program, giving teachers ongoing feedback so they can tailor instruction to your student’s needs.    
  • Individualized Instruction driven by assessment data means we are familiar with the needs of each child and set students up for success in each course of study.    
  • State Testing Preparation reduces the anxiety often associated with high stakes tests, helping our teachers and students feel confident with the structure and methodology of state exams.    
  • Academic Support including education technology, interventional specialists, and instructional aides assist students during the school day. After school tutoring, summer school, and Saturday school programs extend support services beyond the traditional school day and year.   
  • Extracurricular Courses & Activities round out our educational offerings providing students social-emotional learning, athletics, arts, service learning & more.   
February 11, 2021