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Welcome to Akron in Action:  A Ford NGL Community Experience.

This three-day event is designed to demonstrate how Akron Public Schools mobilized the entire Akron community to build and sustain the College & Career Academies of Akron. Participants will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn about the opportunities and challenges of being a mid-size urban College & Career Academies district
  • Choose to see the high school, middle school or elementary academies in action through school and nonprofit partner tours
  • Interact with students, teachers, academy principals, academy coaches and business partners to learn about the important foundations of CCAA
  • Understand how Akron Public Schools designs, implements, and monitors a PreK-12 academy model to ensure a high level of student success
  • Customize your experience on Day 3 by attending breakout sessions relevant to your interests and district

The 3-day schedule includes:

March 5, 2024 - Welcome Session and Reception
  • Reception and Networking @ 5:15 pm
  • Opening Session begins @ 6:00 pm
  • Event concludes @ 7:15 pm

March 6, 2024 - Action-packed site visits to our academies. Team debriefs will conclude the day.

March 7, 2024 - Personalized schedule of breakout sessions covering a wide variety of of College & Career Academies topics.
  • Continental Breakfast @ 7:45 am
  • Optional team time facilitated by APS and experts @ 1:15 pm
  • Optional transportation to CAK and CLE airports @ 3:00 pm (registration required in Whova)

Register Here

Download the Whova Event App to register for sessions.

If you need assistance prior to the event, email your questions to