Parents, staff and community members were invited to planning meetings for the new Firestone/Litchfield Community Learning Center. Click here for results of January 24, 2013, design update meeting. For the March 7 results, see the following:
Staff, parents and community members held planning meetings for the Firestone-Litchfield CLC on Tuesday, September 27.
View the Presentation.
Read the meeting update.
On February 24, a kickoff planning meeting was held for the new Firestone/Litchfield CLC.
View the results.
APS offers many unique programs not found at other area schools including visual and performing arts, a dedicated STEM school, AkronReads tutoring program, International Baccalaureate, more than 30 Career Education programs, and opportunities to earn a high school diploma and college credit at the same time. Providing our children with these opportunities means we must continue to upgrade our facilities with programs and technology in locations that are beyond the constraints of the OSFC program. The proposed Akron Master Plan revisions allow for 19 additional projects aimed at providing customized educational opportunities designed to fit each student's needs — whether it's special programming or special education, accelerated learning for the gifted, creative outlets for the talented, and even learning outside of the traditional classroom. By increasing local funding, we can provide our students with the world-class education they need in the state-of-the-art facilities they deserve. Download the 2010 Master Plan Update.
As of August 2014, 29 new CLCs have been built; and another four are in the design or construction stage. More than 130 professional services and prime contractor companies (three times that amount if subcontractors are counted) have been involved in this $800 million project. The project build-out is projected for 2017.
Resnik CLC opened in December 2006. Two new community learning centers opened in the fall of 2007: Helen E. Arnold, located at 450 V. Odom Blvd., and David Hill, located at 1060 E. Archwood Ave. Voris, located at 1885 Glenmount Ave., opened in January 2007. Jennings (227 E. Tallmadge Ave.), Betty Jane (444 Darrow Road) and Mason (700 E. Exchange St.) opened early in 2008.
Forest Hill was dedicated at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26; Robinson at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 4; and Sam Salem at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 18. Glover was dedicated on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 5 p.m.
For the 2009-10 school year, six new CLCs are open: Innes was dedicated at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19; Ritzman at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 21; Crouse at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26; Rimer at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10; Findley on Wednesday, December 16, at 5:30 p.m.; and Barber on Wednesday, January 27, at 5 p.m.
For the 2010-11 school year, four new CLCs are open: Portage Path was dedicated at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 30; STEM at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 2; Leggett at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 23; and East on Thursday, September 30, at 5:30 p.m
For the 2011-12 school year, five new CLCs are open: East 7-8 Campus, Hyre, McEbright, Schumacher and Windemere.
For the 2012-13 school year, two new CLCs are open: Buchtel CLC and the new STEM High School.
For the 2013-14 school year, two new CLCs are open: Hatton CLC and Seiberling CLC.
For the 2014-15 school year, King CLC is open.
View a complete, up-to-date list of the new CLCs by dedication date and groundbreaking date. A list of building closures is also available.