Dear Parents,

It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the returning Principal of Canton College Preparatory School for the 2018-19 school year!  Prior to joining the Canton College Prep family, I obtained 4 years of teaching experience with grades K-8 in Orlando, Florida and in my hometown of Detroit, Michigan.  My journey with Canton College Prep began in the 2013-14 school year as the founding Dean of Student Life and Management when CAP first opened its doors in August of 2013.  My administrative experience has been shaped by three years of successful leadership as the Dean and two years as Principal serving the staff, scholars, and families of Canton College Prep.

The Spartan community has enjoyed tremendous growth as a beacon of academic excellence for our city. The success we’ve experienced has not materialized by accident. It has been through the hard work, dedication, and partnerships that have existed between school staff, parents, community members, and most importantly, the scholars. This formula for success is what has embraced me from the very beginning as we prepared to open our doors to the resilient community of Canton.  I am extremely humbled and most appreciative to be returning to our community as the Principal of this educational family.

During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will build a relationship as we work together to provide our scholars the best possible opportunities in preparing them for a college preparatory high school that ensures acceptance and graduation from a four-year college or university.

Please feel free to stop in as we prepare for our best year yet!

In partnership,


Darryl Lindsay


Community School

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Educational Approach

At the core of our goals and expectations are the character pillars of Canton College Prep:

Respect, Responsibility, and Relentlessness


We care about the well-being and development of each child. We insist on a secure and orderly school as we address every aspect of respect from our code of conduct to character education. Our scholars define respect as, "Treating others as you would like to be treated."


Our scholars are expected to take responsibility for both their shortcomings and successes. Our scholars define responsibility as, "Doing what others WON'T, so tomorrow I can do what others CAN'T."


Our staff and scholars are expected to be relentless in all of their pursuits, no matter how small. Our scholars define relentlessness as, "Doing whatever it takes."



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Use of Technology

Our school is part of ACCEL Schools, an established network of more than 40 charter and community schools located throughout the U.S. We serve more than 11,500 students nationwide.

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