Named Academy Partners
College & Career Academies of Akron are made possible through business partnerships which facilitate real-world experiences and opportunities for APS students. Named integrated partners provide extensive time and talent resources to a specific academy focused on workplace experiences, industry field trips, internships, summer enrichment programs, problem-based learning units and innovative design projects that will extend learning beyond the classroom.
The following businesses have partnered with CCAA by committing 2,000 hours of time and talent across 3 years. This commitment earns the title of a named academy partner.
- Acme Fresh Market
- Akron Children's Hospital
- Bridgestone Americas
- City of Akron
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park
- Huntington National Bank
- Kent State University
- Key Bank
- Signet Jewelers
- Summa Health
Akron Children's Hospital is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. To ensure families have convenient access to compassionate care, Akron Children’s has 2 hospital campuses in northeast Ohio and 60+ primary, specialty and urgent care locations. The hospital collaborates with community partners to bring their neonatal and pediatric expertise to patients in other health care facilities. Through its Home Care and School Health programs, Children’s nurses treat kids where they live and learn. With more than a million patient visits a year, Akron Children’s has been leading the way to healthier futures for children through quality patient care, education, advocacy, community service and medical discovery since 1890.
Akron Children's Hospital is the named academy partner of the Akron Children's Hospital Academy of Health & Human Services. (North High School)
Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
Bridgestone Americas is the named academy partner of the Bridgestone Academy of Advanced Engineering and Technology. (East CLC)
The City of Akron Ohio is the fifth-largest city in Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. Akron was founded in 1825 along the Little Cuyahoga River. A long history of rubber and tire manufacturing boosted the City's population in the 1900s and gave Akron the nickname the "Rubber Capital of the World." Today, its economy includes manufacturing, education, healthcare, and biomedical research. A multicultural and multi-racial community, Akron boasts a thriving art, music, and entertainment scene with museums, theatres, a minor league baseball team and other entertainment venues. Akron also has many parks and is connected to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park as well as portions of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. For more information visit akronohio.gov.
The city is the named academy partner of the City of Akron Academy of Health and Human Safety. (Ellet CLC)
The Conservancy is the nonprofit partner of Cuyahoga Valley National Park and serves the community through education, volunteerism, the arts, and recreation. The Conservancy promotes well-being for the public and protection of the environment through active engagement in the national park and in the region that surrounds it. For more information, please visit forcvnp.org.
About the National Park Service and Cuyahoga Valley National Park:
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 418 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. For more information about the National Park Service visit www.nps.gov The Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. It generates over 2.3 million visits and an economic impact of $203 million annually. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.
The Conservancy is the named academy partner for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Academy of Global Marketing and Media. (Ellet CLC)
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company's transmission subsidiaries operate 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.
FirstEnergy is the named academy partner of the FirstEnergy Academy of Emerging Technology and Design. (Garfield CLC)
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.
Goodyear is the named academy partner for the Goodyear Academy of Applied Engineering (Ellet CLC) and Goodyear Academy of Advanced Technology and Design (NIHF STEM High School).
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $109 billion of assets and a network of 868 branches, including 12 Private Client Group offices, and 1,448 ATMs across seven Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides vehicle finance, equipment finance, national settlement, and capital market services that extend beyond its core states. Visit huntington.com for more information.
Huntington is the named academy partner of the Huntington Academy of Global Industry and Design. (Buchtel CLC)
Kent State University is Northeast Ohio's leading public research university. Our eight-campus, regional system is one of the country’s largest, with more than 41,000 students. Kent State is also ranked among the nation's public higher-research universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university is committed to working with administrators and teachers in the Akron Public Schools to create transformational experiences that connect Akron students to the benefits of Kent State’s top-ranked programs, state-of-the-art facilities and the expertise of our renowned faculty. Working together, Kent State’s strong partnership with Akron Public Schools creates dynamic, shared learning opportunities, benefiting lives and communities through the power of learning. For more information about Kent State, visit www.kent.edu.
Kent State is the named academy partner for the Kent State University Academy of Advanced Technology and Engineering, Kent State University Academy of Design, and Kent State University Academy of Performing Arts.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of approximately 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name.
KeyBank is the named academy partner of the KeyBank Academy of Business and Health Services. (East CLC)
Signet Jewelers Limited is the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry. As a purpose-driven and sustainability-focused company, Signet is a participant in the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business. Signet is a Great Place to Work –Certified™ company and has been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for four consecutive years. Signet operates approximately 2,800 stores primarily under the name brands of KAY Jewelers, Zales, Jared, Banter by Piercing Pagoda, Diamonds Direct, JamesAllen.com, Blue Nile, Peoples, H. Samuel, Ernest Jones and the jewelry subscription service, Rocksbox. Further information on Signet is available at www.signetjewelers.com.
Signet is the named academy partner of the Signet Jewelers Academy of Global Technology and Business. (North High School)
Summa Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and the Summa Health Foundation, we are nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa’s clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit summahealth.org or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/summahealth and Twitter, twitter.com/summahealth.
Summa is the named academy partner for the Summa Health Academy of Leadership and Innovation. (Buchtel CLC)