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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.  




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!


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.




Monday January 29th, 2018

Dear Parent or Guardian:

If you and your children are thinking about a four-year university or two-year technical college after high school, it’s likely that you’re already getting ready both finically and academically. Since the inception of the College Credit Plus program more than 32,000 students have gotten a jump start on college reducing their costs toward college degrees by participating in the program.

Ohio has never offered your child a better start on a college education. A College Credit Plus student enjoys the opportunity to pursue more challenging classes and explore college interests sooner. Your child can earn anywhere from a few college credits to a year’s worth while still in high school.

If you are interested in having your child participate we will be hosting an information meeting at the school on Tuesday, February 6th at 8am.

The Letter of Intent can be downloaded here.

Additional information can be downloaded here,

Click here for the Ohio Department of Educations - College Credit Plus website 




Faith DeCesare- Interim Director

Akros Middle School Recognized as a School Breakfast All-Starlucyweb

More than 325 Ohio schools commended for empowering students to make healthy choices

Akron, Ohio –Akros Middle School was recognized as Platinum and rising star Breakfast All-Star for meeting noteworthy school breakfast Average Daily Participation (ADP) rates, as established by the 2018 Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

More than 325 out of 600 total schools were recognized for five levels of school breakfast ADP, reported through a survey by the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

Akros received the platinum (1 of only 38 schools recognized at this level) for achieving a school breakfast total ADP* of 80 percent or higher. (platinum level30 percent higher than the previous year. (rising star level)

“we are excited that our students are taking breakfast daily which allows them to remain better focused in the classroom” Says, Superintendent Faith DeCesare

All recipients will receive a “Breakfast All-Star Banner” from the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge at the 2018 Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference in November.

The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge mission is to increase and sustain student participation in the School Breakfast Program, ensuring Ohio students start each day ready to learn. The Ohio Department of Education, American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and Ohio School Nutrition Association are proud sponsors of the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

Research shows that students who eat breakfast perform better in school, get higher test scores and show better behavior. Students who eat school breakfast have been shown, on average, to attend 1.5 more days of school per year and score 17.5 percent higher on standardized math tests.

For more information about the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge, visit

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About the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge

The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge is a statewide initiative to increase and sustain student participation in the School Breakfast Program and is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education, American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and Ohio School Nutrition Association. To learn more,

* School Participation Rates were obtained through a self-reported survey conducted by the OSBC partners. The School Breakfast Program is a federal Child Nutrition Program administered by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA is anequal opportunity provider and employee. More information about the School Breakfast Program can be foundhere.





 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 2018

School Board Meetings

Start Time 4:00pm


Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019


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

NEW vaccine requirement for 7th graders for 2018-2019 school year

The state of Ohio requires all students entering the 7th grade to have the meningococcal vaccine (also known as MCV4, Menevo or Menactra) in addition to one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).


Meningococcal Vaccine (NEW REQUIREMENT):

The reason behind the new requirement is because meningococcal disease can spread from person to person. The bacterium that causes this infection can spread when people have close or lengthy contact with someone’s saliva (kissing or coughing). Teens and young adults are at increased risk for meningococcal disease.

This bacterial infection poses a serious threat to teens. Meningitis can kill a healthy person in 48 hours or less. This infection can result in long term effects. The meningococcal vaccine is the best way to protect someone from getting the disease.


You may obtain these vaccines from your child’s health care provider or other community resource. Vaccines are also available at your local health department. 

Students who do not provide documentation of these immunizations to the school this fall are subject to exclusion.


Click here to download the 2018-2019 immunization requirments


Thank you,

Ms. Michelle (Nurse) Phone 330-374-6704 Ext 209 Fax 330-374-6713

Akron Children’s Hospital, School Health Services