Mount Union partners with North HS

Akron Public Schools Welcomes University of Mount Union as Sister University
Posted on 03/11/2020
AKRON, Ohio (March 11, 2020) – Today, Akron Public Schools (APS) Superintendent David James and Campus Principal Kim Sabetta joined University of Mount Union (Mount Union) President Dr. Richard Merriman to announce that University of Mount Union will become a sister university to North High School.  

As a sister university, Mount Union will work closely with the school and teachers to develop classroom lessons that have integrated, career-themed content; design and present problem-based learning opportunities that incorporate thought-provoking, real-world problem-solving activities; and support the implementation of a college admission testing preparation program. 

“A sister university greatly enhances the academic experience for our students.  We are thrilled at the news that the University of Mount Union has agreed to partner with us at North High School, says Superintendent David James.  “We feel this is going to be an effective approach to our students’ path toward higher learning,” 

“We are excited to be the sister university of Akron North High School. We look forward to helping Akron North students prepare for success in higher education and the workplace,” said Mount Union President Dr. Richard Merriman.  “We know that Mount Union’s students and faculty will be greatly enriched by the opportunity to partner with such a dynamic high school.”

The collaboration between Akron Public Schools and University of Mount Union was formed with the help of United Way of Summit County.   United Way serves as a link between the College & Career Academies of Akron and local businesses to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students and to strengthen the education to employment pipeline in Summit County.

“Today’s announcement is a great example of what happens when community partners work together to ensure Akron Public School students have the opportunities and experiences needed to be a success after graduation,” said Jim Mullen, president and CEO of United Way of Summit County. “Our Bold Goals inspire us to bring together partnerships like this one. I am confident University of Mount Union’s work with the College & Career Academies of Akron will help students achieve their goals in the classroom and beyond.”

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