Prep Academy

Preparatory Academy (PA) courses are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in order to be ready for the Senior Institute. PA courses can be completed in two or three years depending on the ability and achievement levels of each student. A typical first year PA schedule could include: English 9, Algebra 1, Biology, Modern World History, Information Technology Foundations, and either Art or Music. During the second year, students are able to take English 10, Geometry, Physical Science, US History, Information Technology Foundations, Physical Education, and other elective choices.

In order to complete the requirements of the PA and move into the Senior Institute, students must have at least 10 credits.


The middle-school years are a unique time in the development of each learner. This is a time of tremendous intellectual, physical and emotional growth, when young people begin to wrestle with questions in more profound ways — questions about themselves, the world and their place in it. The Middle School at Taft IT Academy – Cincinnati nurtures this deepening curiosity and growing sense of self through our inquiry/project-driven and academically rigorous curriculum. Our curriculum encourages student interest, engages students as enthusiastic and tireless learners, promotes a positive learning culture and involves parents and families in the process.

Curricullum -- (Watch This)

School Bell Schedule

Period 1 - 8:45 - 9:00 (Pledge/Announcements)
Period 2 - 9:25 - 10:20
Period 3 - 10:25 - 11:15
Period 4 - 11:20 - 12:45


   'A' Lunch: 11:15 - 11:45     Academic: 11:50 - 12:45

   'B' Lunch: 11:45 - 12:15     Academic: 11:20 - 11:45 and 12:20 - 12:45

   'C' Lunch: 12:15 - 12:45     Academic: 11:20 - 12:15

Period 5 - 12:50 - 1:40
Period 6 - 1:45 - 2:35
Period 7 - 2:40 - 3:19

Computer Lab

Senior Institute

Senior Institute (SI) courses are designed to expands students' knowledge in the specialty area of Information Technology.  Students gain career pathway skill-sets to assist in furthering their education and/or be competively positioned to enter a trade school or entry-level employment.

In the Senior Institute, students take a two-bell course during the 11th and 12th grades in one of the following pathways: Interactive Media, Cyber Security, A+ IT Fundamentals or Information Services and Support ) as preparation for possble information technology career.

Information Technology Pathways

Information Systems and Support (ISS)

Interactive Media/Digital Media

Cyber Security Academy

IC3 - Strada - A+ ( "new" IT Fundamentals)

Network Plus