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High school and college courses blend in Akron schools
Stark State evening credit courses will also be offered for adults
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


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(L-R)Stark State College Pres. Para Jones, APS Superintendent David James, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic at Hyre Community Learning Center in Ellet.
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It’s getting easier to take college courses in Akron. The Akron Public Schools are going to open several of its middle schools for adult classes in the evenings.WKSU’s Mark Urycki has details,
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It’s called the Innovation Alliance – Akron schools with the University of Akron, Stark State College, and Lorain Community College. Students can get college credit at those institutions while taking certain high school classes.

This week, the City of Akron and the public schools signed an agreement to open their Community Learning Centers at Hyre and Ennis middle schools for evening classes offered by Stark State. Stark State President Para Jones says the classes will vary at each school from entry level manufacturing or health-care classes to those that further the education of people already working.

“Students can take 'Communications' at one, 'Intro to Petroleum' at another,” she explains.

Stark State classes start in the fall and Akron Superintendent David James says the district is now in talks to offer classes from Lorain Community College after the fall. James takes a decidedly big picture view of the benefits.

“It isn’t so much about education in my mind. It‘s about economic development and prosperity.”  

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic says some adults might qualify for free or reduced tuition through the use of federal workforce training funds.

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