Akron Public Schools, ConxusNEO and Ford Next Generation Learning have partnered to develop strong College & Career Academies that will provide all students with opportunities to pursue their interests and passions related to high demand careers in Northeast Ohio. Business and community partners, teachers, students, parents and friends are all working collaboratively to design academies with a comprehensive plan that will serve every student by enriching their talents and interests.

What will academies do for students?

The academy and pathway selected by the student leverages an area of personal interest and integrates it with core academic knowledge in a small learning community environment. Lessons become relevant and directly linked to a student’s post-secondary plan, increasing academic achievement, attendance and graduation rates.


Take a look at what College & Career Academies have done for Metro Nashville Public Schools.


What will this do for our region?
Akron Public Schools partnered with ConxusNEO to track regional career data to establish academies focused on high-demand skills and careers providing a pathway to prosperity for graduates. ConxusNEO connects teachers to companies and higher education institutions to cultivate relationships and align curriculum to meet current needs in the region.

Academies will catalyze and grow the regional talent pipeline by preparing graduates to work in high-demand, sustainable fields. Graduates immersed in relevant coursework will have developed 21st century skills that align college and career preparation to local workforce demands.

What's next?  
College & Career Academies has been on a journey of exploration and planning, supported by hundreds of business and community partners, Akron Public School teachers, administrators, students and parents.  In April, 2017, the master plan was approved by the Akron Public Schools Board of Education and Ford Next Generation Learning. All incoming freshmen will enter Freshman Academy in the 2018-2019 school year.  All high school students will enroll in an academy of their choice for the 2019-2020 school year.

CCAA Master Plan Timeline

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