Akron Public Schoools partners with ConxusNEO to convene business and community partners to participate in the Master Planning process and advocate for the shared vision of the desired APS graduate. Over 1,000 individuals from business, education, and community organizations gathered, along with students, parents, teachers and administrators to develop the master plan, using the Ford Next Generation Learning Model, to guide the implementation of College & Career Academies of Akron.
Ford NGL designates Akron Public Schools a Ford Next Generation Learning Community. United Way of Summit County is announced as a strategic partner brokering partnerships between businesses and Akron Public Schools.
Implementation of Master Plan begins. New roles given to Steering Committee and Business Advisory Councils. North High School launches wall to wall academies.
APS Board of Education approves fifteen academies and more than 50 pathways. Academies and pathways were designed by businesses, community partners, cluster principals, teachers, parents and students using labor market data provided by ConxusNEO coupled with student interest data, parent and community interest data, and current CTE programming data.
APS announces Kent State University as the named partner for all three academies at Firestone CLC in a formal ceremony on Kent's State's campus.
APS announces that Bridgestone Americas, Inc as the named academy partner at East CLC which will bring a Firestone Complete Auto Care Center to the East CLC campus.
All freshmen enroll in Freshman Academy at eight Akron Public School's high schools. College tours, career exploration, and courses in essential skills help students make an informed decisions in selecting academies and pathways for sophomore through senior years. Year-end report card data reveals improvements in academic achievement, attendance and discipline.
APS formally recognizes The University of Akron as a sister university of Akron Early College, Ellet CLC, and NIHF STEM High School in a formal ceremony on the university's campus.
> A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the East CLC Automotive Technology Center in cooperation with Firestone Complete Auto Care.
> APS announces that Stark State College will become a sister college at Kenmore-Garfield High School.
Summa Health becomes a named academy partner at Buchtel CLC. The academy is named the Summa Health Academy of Leadership and Innovation.
APS announces that the Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) will be come a named academy partner in a formal ceremony at Happy Days Lodge. The academy will be located at Ellet CLC and will be called the CVNP Academy of Global Media and Marketing.
All Akron Public Schools high schools students enroll in one of 15 academies and choose from one of 54 pathways. Students engage in grade level experiential learning including industry field experiences, job shadowing , career expos, Dream Day, and senior capstone projects.
First Energy partners with APS to become a named academy partner at Kenmore-Garfield High School. The academy will called the FirstEnergy Academy of Emerging Technology and Design.
> APS welcomes Huntington Bank as a named academy partner at Buchtel CLC. The academy will be called the Huntington Academy of Global Industry and Design.
> APS, Stark State College and the University of Cincinnati announce the Early IT Program. The program gives students in the Information Technology Pathway at Kenmore-Garfield an opportunity to complete up to 43 hours of college credit while in high school and earn admission into The University of Cincinnati (UC).
The University of Mount Union joins the College & Career Academies as a sister university to North High School.
> APS welcomes Goodyear as a named academy partner at both Ellet CLC and NIHF STEM High School.
> The APS Board of Education approves the master plan addendum to create the Middle School College & Career Academies.
Acme Fresh Market partners with APS to become a named academy partner at Kenmore-Garfield High School. The academy will be called the Acme Fresh Market Academy of Innovation and Industry.
APS announces that the City of Akron will become a named academy partner at Ellet CLC. The academy will be called the City of Akron Academy of Community Health and Safety and will support pathways in Animal Studies, Fire Safety and Criminal Justice.
Stark State College agrees to become a sister college to East CLC in addition to Garfield CLC. APS welcomed Stark State in a formal ceremony at the Stark State campus in Akron.
APS welcomed their 15th and final named academy partner, Signet Jewelers, on the Signet Jewelers campus in West Akron. Signet will partner with North High School in the Signet Jewelers Academy of Global Technology and Business.