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.  

March 5th, 2020

Dear members of The Edge Academy and Akros Middle School community,


The School is aware that the recent spread of Covid-19 (sometimes referred to as “coronavirus,” “Wuhan coronavirus,” or “novel coronavirus”) has caused alarm worldwide. At this time the United States Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) and Ohio Department of Health believe that the risk to the general public is low. Nonetheless, out of an abundance of caution, the School is taking steps to prepare for the possibility of an outbreak of Covid-19.

Rest assured that the School currently has policies and procedures, including an emergency management plan, in place to address the threat of contagious illnesses, and the School will follow all applicable federal, state and local directives regarding this disease.

Student absences due to illness will be excused, and we ask that you please keep your child home if he or she is exhibiting signs of a contagious disease. You should contact your doctor or local hospital if you suspect that your child or a member of your household is exhibiting signs or symptoms of Covid-19 (specifically, fever, cough, and shortness of breath). In the event that your child or a member of your household is suspected of exposure to Covid-19, you must contact the school via telephone immediately.

Please remember that common-sense preventative actions may go a long way in preventing the spread of illnesses, including Covid-19. Specifically,

•           Remember to wash your hands frequently (using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds) or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;

•           Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing;

•           Avoid contact with people who are sick;

•           Frequently clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces at-home;

•           Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and

•           Stay home if you are sick.

Additional information regarding Covid-19 is available by visiting and www.ODH.Ohio.Gov. You may also contact the School if you have any questions or concerns.


Faith DeCesare-Director

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

(3) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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.)


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