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STEM: Going Beyond   20th century learning

STEM education is about embracing a future that moves beyond 20th century learning.

In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever that our nation's youth are able to:

  • bring knowledge and skills to solve problems.
  • make sense of information.
  • gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions.

These are the essential skills that APS students develop in science, technology, engineering and math coursework — collectively known as STEM. Building students' skills, content knowledge and literacy in STEM fields sets the foundation for our future leaders, neighbors and workers to understand and solve the complex challenges of today and tomorrow and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving 21st century workforce.

Across all APS schools, our Pre-K-12 educators place an emphasis on introducing STEM concepts to students and developing core STEM knowledge and skills through:

Our two STEM certified schools are located inside the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, NIHF STEM Middle School and NIHF STEM High School. In the 2021-22 school year, nine schools and more than 300 teachers total in the Akron Public Schools district were recognized with the Governor's Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education. Learn more about how to get started with STEM enrollment within one of our schools in Akron, Ohio.