About Resnik CLC

Our school:

  • The Judith A. Resnik Community Learning Center opened on December 18, 2006.
  • Resnik CLC is recognized by the state of Ohio as a "School of Promise." Teachers have an average 23 years of experience.
  • 84% hold a master's degree or higher.
  • Three teachers were selected as the district's Teachers of the Year in 1996, 1999 and 2006.
  • The school uses the SPACE (Students Participating in Academics through Creative Exploration) model.


Our programs:

  • 100 Book Challenge
  • School-wide student planners to support organizational skills and homework completion
  • Newsletters to support home-school communication  
  • Parent/student luncheon every grading period to celebrate academic successes
  • An active PTA
  • Educator Initiative Grant recipient

Community partners:

  • Virtual Hold Technology -AkronReads
  • The University of Akron
  • Target
  • Supplemental reading, writing, math and science resources from Exxon Mobile, NASA and COSI 


History of Resnik CLC


The groundbreaking for the new Judith A. Resnik CLC building took place on November 12, 2005. The dedication was held on December 16, 2006 and classes started on December 18.  The school is named in honor of Judith A. Resnik, the American engineer and NASA astronaut who was born in Akron, OH in 1949 and died in 1986, when the Challenger space shuttle was destroyed during its launch. She was the second female American astronaut in space.  The original school building was known as the Fairlawn School, named for the village of Fairlawn, and was constructed in 1929. It was part of Portage Township until it was annexed by the city of Akron in 1931, when the city extended its western boundary. Fairlawn can trace its "school" to the 1820s. The 1929 building contains, in its cornerstone, the names of the children and teachers of the school and a history of Portage Township.