APS Academy Opportunities Move to Middle Schools

Transforming Education
Posted on 02/24/2020
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From the outside, not much will look different at Akron Public Schools middle school buildings this fall.

But an overhaul of the way Akron teaches students in grades six through eight is coming over the next several years, starting in the fall, with the implementation of College and Career Academies at the middle school level.

Students will be exposed to career options much earlier, including off-campus visits to Akron-area businesses, and classroom instruction will more heavily emphasize group projects and lessons that push students to research to come up with answers to questions. Additional emphasis will be placed on developing students’ social and emotional skills, in line with new state standards.

Superintendent David James previewed the transition during his State of the Schools address Wednesday, calling it a “preschool through 12th grade transformation.” Read more at >>.

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