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2018-19 2nd Semester Newsletter
Eight Days. Eight Career Expos.
Eight days. Eight Career Expos. Hundreds of business connections made. At the start of second semester, each high school held their own career expo. Business partners hosted tables and shared insights about various careers aligned to the academies and pathways at each school. Students is grades 9 - 11 were able to visit 4 tables and learn about college and career options in that pathway. The goal was to help students make informed decision in selecting their pathway for the 2019-2020 school year.
Ellet High School Partners with CVNP and National Park Service
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park recently became a named integrated partner in the College & Career Academies at Ellet High School. The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the National Park Service will offer instructional support and real-world learning opportunities in areas of global marketing and media. The academy will be named the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Academy of Global Media and Marketing. 

Financial Services Lab Opens at East CLC
The grand opening of the Financial Services Lab at East CLC was held on May 29, 2019. The goal of the lab is to give students access to real financial technology that would typically be found in a banking center. The Financial Services Lab was made possible by a grant awarded to the United Way of Summit County for Akron Public Schools by the KeyBank Foundation.  

A Record Year!
Over 1,400 industry credentials were awarded in the 2018-2019 school year. Only 70 industry credentials were awarded in 2016-17.

Pictured left are students in the Construction Pathway at Ellet High School. 100% of the juniors and seniors in this pathway passed and earned the credential OSHA 10.
Academy Spotlight
APS Dominates VEX Robotics Tournaments
Akron Public Schools has a well-earned reputation around the state and nation for its students' skill in creating working robots. And they're competitive.

Eleven teams from APS (six from Firestone CLC and five from NIHF STEM) qualified for the VEX State Tournament on March 1. Only 80 teams made it to the state tournament, and APS accounted for 11 of them.

Four teams (three from Firestone, one from STEM) went on to compete at the VEX World Competition in Louisville, KY. Team B from Firestone won the coveted Design Award, one of only six divisional awards in the world.

Teams were coached by Dan Spak, Firestone and Ralph Appleby, NIHF STEM.


Six engineering pathways will be offered across four high schools in the 2019-2020 school year.
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