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Dave and Susan Dudas, co-founders of the Edge Academy, established Akros Middle School for parents that demand a choice for their child's education.  


Every year the staff at The Edge Academy and Akros MIddle School donates $20 to be able to wear jeans on Fridays during the school year. The staff picks a charity to donate the money to that is making  a difference in the community of Akron. This year the staff decided to donate the funds collected, to Christ Child Charities of Akron. Each year Christ Child Charities of Akron help our families by donating uniforms to students in need. Christ child provides uniform pants, shirts, and often winter coats to over 15 families each year. The staff collected a total of $700 and the funds raised were matched by Dave Dudas the co-founder of The Edge Academy and Akros Middle School for a total donation of $1,400.






The Edge Academy and Akros Middle School held there annual breakfast with the boys on March 15th. This year’s theme was superhero. Students and their father or father figure , got to come to school and have breakfast together and spend some quality time before school started. The event was a huge success and the students were so excited to show off the school and their dads to the staff members.



In a wonderful synergizing effort, the students at Akros Middle School and The Edge Academy collected over 2,000 cans in our first annual can food drive. The students did a wonderful job of bringing in cans and then the middle school lighthouse team helped load all the cans into a donated Penske Truck. The students then went to the Haven of Rest to unload the can food items for donation. The Haven of Rest was very grateful and excited for the donation.







Charter School Specialist give accolades to Akros Middle School in their most recent newsletter "The Sponsor Connection"

Dave and Susan Dudas founded their first school, Edge Academy, a high performing public elementary charter school located near downtown Akron. As the children approached middle school age, happy parents pleaded with the founders of Edge to build a middle school. From that request of those highly supportive parents, Akros Middle School was established.

Under the leadership of Faith DeCesare, Holly Piskula and Raymond Leek, Akros has become an essential education provider for Akron students.
Akros utilizes NWEA Map, a nationally normed set of tests to gauge achievement and student growth. NWEA is a highly respected national testing organization and, unlike Ohio, is stable with their methodology and have reference groups comprised of millions of students across the nation. Their NWEA Map Tests demonstrate that Akros Middle School is delivering strong levels of student growth in both Math & Reading.


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Akros Middle School had above projected student growth for Math and greatly exceeded projections for Reading.


Charter School Specialists is pleased to be the sponsor of Akros!


The Edge Academy and Akros Middle School online learning
The Edge Academy/Akros Middle School is currently transitioning to online learning starting April 13th. We appreciate your patience as we prepare for this transition and continue to provide the best education to your student. You can access the virtual learning through the website and it will be updated weekly
Grab and go meals - Weekdays, now through 5/1, 9am-11am.
Parents are welcome to pick up meals for Students and their siblings under 18 years old 


 Below are just some of the schools our graduates have been accepted at!


Ahnya Anderson - Edge/Akros K-8STVM High School
Also accepted at Akron Early College and Archbishop Hoban High School
Aknyha Gary - Akron Early College
Ay'Lonnie Gilbert - Edge/Akros K-8Akron Early College
Also accepted at Hoban, St. V., Our Lady of the Elms and Firestone
Khymier WrightAkron Early College - Edge/Akros K-8
JaeQuan AndersonHoban
Kanya Davis - Hoban
Nicholas Hale - St. V
Julian Pruiett - Firestone
Keshawn Haynes-Edge/Akros K-8 - Hoban
Also accepted at Akron Early College

BriAsia Smith - Akron Early College


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Akros Middle School

265 Park St.


School Year 2019

School Board Meetings

Start Time 4:00pm


Monday July 22nd, 2019

Monday September 16th, 2019

Monday November 18th, 2019

Monday January 13th, 2020

Monday March 16th, 2020

Monday May 11th, 2020


Board members can be emailed through the staff page or by clicking here.