- Grades Offered: Full Day K-8
- Principal: Ronald Albino
- Deans: Andy Couper, Nathan Preston, Jennifer Littlefield, Karen Bell
- Enrollment: 762
- Transportation: Yes
- Onsite Daycare: No
- Dress Code: Yes
- Established: 2004
- Authorizer: Lucas County
- Open Enrollment Dates: 8/15/2013-2/28/2014
Emerson Academy of Dayton, managed by National Heritage Academies, a charter school management company with a network of over 60 charter schools in eight states, was founded on the four pillars of academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership and student responsibility. With a vision to better educate more children, Emerson Academy of Dayton is dedicated to challenging each child to achieve.
Charter schools are public schools run by independent entities sponsored by a state-approved organization such as a state board of education, a state university, community college or local school district. The voluntary enrollment structure is intended to make charter schools more accountable for student achievement. As a result, charter schools are granted some level of autonomy and freedom from certain local and state regulations. Accordingly, charter schools may hire their own staff, develop their own curriculum and set their own educational programs and methods of operation under the oversight of the school board and authorizer/sponsor.