Blue Flower

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.  

Public Release for the Community Eligibility Provision


Akros Middle School and The Edge Academy is participating in a Free Breakfast and Lunch program for the current school year 201-2020. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision. All students enrolled at the following school(s) may participate in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program at no charge. Household applications are not required to receive free meals, but applications may be distributed by the school to collect household income data for other programs that require this information.


All students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at the following sites:
Akros Middle School and The Edge Academy


For additional information please contact: Faith DeCesare, Lunch Coordinator, Akros Middle School, 265 Park Street
Akron Ohio, 44301


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



College Credit Plus Overview

College Credit Plus is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families.

Important Reminders:

  • All public school, private school and homeschool students must declare their intent to participate by April 1 each year, even if they participated last year. Letters of intent for public school students may be downloaded from the “Forms” section below. Letters of intent for private school and homeschool students will be included in the funding application, starting in 2020. 

About College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus sites

Intent Form

The school nutrition program administers the free breakfast and lunch program, where every  student can enjoy breakfast and lunch at no charge. This program is available through the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and covers the full cost of serving meals at no charge to the entire district. 

Wellness Policy 
If you are interested in participating in the schools Wellness Policy process, please email Faith DeCesare at
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The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

Students should never be in possession of medication. Parents should bring the proper paper work and medication directly to the office. Both the parent and doctor’s signature must be on file before any medication (prescription or non-prescription) will be administered to the child. If your child is in possession of medication **See suspension policy**. Also, medication must be in its original container and have a fixed label with student name, name of medication, dosage, and method and time of administration.

Inhaler Policy – The written approval form shall include the following:

  • Physician and parent/guardian written authorization
  • The student’s name and address
  • Name and doses of the medication contained in the inhaler
  • Date when administration is to begin and cease
  • Written instructions that outline procedures school personnel should follow in the event
    the medication does not produce the expected relief from the student’s asthma attack
  • Side effects or severe reactions that may occur to the child for whom the medication was prescribed
  • Emergency telephone numbers for physician and parent/guardian
  • Other special instructions

Note: Students are permitted to carry asthma inhalers with the consent of the student’s physician and parent/guardian and written approval as stated above, however sharing of inhalers is prohibited and will result in severe consequence.