Incoming ninth graders enroll in Freshman Academy where they learn skills necessary to be successful in high school, complete career exploration activities, and visit college campuses. After this exploration, students choose an academy and pathway for their 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years.
Academies Grades 10 - 12
Students in grades 10 -12 are part an academy and pathway, linking academic subjects to college majors and career sectors. Students and teachers use experiential learning to make lessons come alive while gaining strong skills in collaboration, communication, and critical and creative thinking.
Each student has the opportunity to participate in guaranteed experiences to deepen their knowledge and understanding of various industry sectors and college opportunities. They also have increased access to earning college credits and industry credentials, work experience, networking opportunities, and a postsecondary plan for whatever path they choose after high school.
At Firestone CLC, students choose from either the Kent State University Academy of Advanced Technology and Comprehensive Engineering, Kent State University Academy of Design, or Kent State University Academy of Performing Arts.