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Akron Public Schools
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Putting POWER
in students' hands

Students play important roles in decision-making for their schools and their communities. Their unique perspective helps provide insight and create solutions for a variety of projects and issues. When they are given opportunities to have a voice in that decision-making, they are more invested in their education, their school and their community.

The APS Student Voices program puts power in the hands of APS students by elevating their voices and placing them in positions of responsibility. Students who participate in Student Voices initiatives learn valuable lessons in leadership, teamwork, communications, community service and more.

Students have formal Scholar Voice leadership opportunities starting in middle school.

Get Involved - Students

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Safe Spaces Healing Conversations Survey - Your Voice Matters!

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Community Involvement

You can support student voices as a volunteer! We’re looking for help with: 

  • Leadership training and support
  • Hands-on mentoring
  • Special projects for our students (art mural installation, event assistance, workshops, etc.)

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) - Middle School 

Students inducted into NJHS have a variety of opportunities to get involved in their school and community. These experiences provide them with skills to successfully serve alongside their peers as leaders in their high schools. 

Buchtel CLC

East CLC

Hyre CLC

Innes CLC

Jennings CLC

Litchfield CLC

Miller South

Student Building Leadership Team – High School 

The students on this 15-member team are appointed by cluster and specialty high school principals to work side-by-side with school staff and the district administration to create impactful plans addressing unique challenges at their schools.

Student Building Leadership Team

All Teams

Akron Early College High School Wallaroos

The Voices of Buchtel CLC

East CLC Slayers

Ellet CLC SBLT Group

The Voices of Firestone CLC

Garfield CLC Representatives

North High School Student Representatives

National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Elite Council

Scholar Board – High School 

Scholar Board members serve as nonvoting members of the Akron Board of Education, represent all APS students at board meetings and participate in community events to transform their schools. One student from each cluster and specialty high school is appointed to the board. 


Scholar Board Photo

Dreama Whitfield


Kaysie Anderson

Akron Early College High School

D'Essence Jackson

Buchtel CLC

Cochise Griffin

East CLC

Abbigail Kerns

Ellet CLC

Willem Bloss

NIHF STEM High School

Anderson Rambler

Firestone CLC

Elliott Jackson

Garfield CLC

Frozan Azimi

North High School

Locker Room Leadership Experience

The goal of Locker Room Leadership is to amplify scholar voices to help improve the climate and culture in high schools. Each high school has 24 female and male student-athlete participants.

Student Voices Whole Group Leadership

Joseph Vassalotti

Athletic Coordinator

Kemp Boyd

Garfield Football Coach/Love Akron Executive Director

Leadership Consortium
Leadership Consortium
Leadership Consortium
Leadership Consortium
Leadership Consortium
Leadership Consortium