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Firestone Community Learning Center, a campus for academic excellence and home of the Akron School of the Arts, offers students a stunning array of programs. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program features a rigorous, college-level curriculum for the most educationally motivated students in the Akron area. A comprehensive make-up of advanced placement courses is offered, resulting in many possibilities for an excellent college-level education. Firestone is also known and praised for The Akron School of Arts.  A variety of creative arts, including theatre arts, visual arts and performing arts, offer a student an excellent education in the arts and a great way to show off their creativity. In addition, Firestone offers several career and technical education (CTE) programs, designed to prepare students for occupations in the future. CTE programs at Firestone include administrative office technology (AOT), business finance, information technology (IT), marketing education (ME) and Project Lead the Way (PLTW).

School Profile (PDF)

Our school:

  • Firestone Community Learning Center rated Excellent, one of only 20 schools in Summit County with that rating 
  • Our teachers average 15 years of experience
  • 86% hold a master's degree or higher  
  • 95% graduation rate
  • Each year, Firestone graduates earn millions of dollars in scholarship funds and include top performers on the SAT, ACT and National Merit Scholar competition. 
  • 85% of Firestone graduates attend college.
  • Attendance rate of 96.3% (far exceeds the state mandate)
  • Newsweek "America's Best High Schools" (2003, 2005-2014)
  • Ohio Department of Education School of Promise (2010, 2013)
  • 12 National Merit Scholarship Finalist Since 2008
  • 10 National Merit Scholarship Commended Scholars Since 2008

 

Our Award Winning Programs:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Akron School of the Arts (ASA)
  • Administrative Office Technology (BPA)
  • Business Finance (BPA)
  • Infromation Technology (BPA, NEOSA)
  • Marketing Education (DECA)
  • Project Lead the Way, pre-engineering program 

 

History of Firestone Community Learning Center (formally Firestone High School)

Firestone High School was constructed in 1962 and opened in September 1963.  The school was named in honor of Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938), who, with capital acquired in a buggy tire business, came to Akron in 1900 and, with three associates, organized the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. The ingenuity and aggressiveness of Harvey Firestone in providing tires for the automobile industry resulted in the rapid growth of his company and helped to make Akron the rubber capital of the world. Mr. Firestone had a keen interest in civic affairs in Akron. His family continued this tradition, donating funds for the natatorium facilities at Firestone High School.

Firestone CLC opened in fall 2016.