Education Support Resources

This page is used to post links to resources that mentors, students and parents may find useful to achieve post high school goals.  If you have a resource to add, please let me know via the contact page.

Resources for High School Graduation

  • Ohio Graduation Requirements – This page has the details of the 21 credits, 18 points on the Ohio State Tests and other requirements and alternatives to earn a high school diploma.
  • College and Career Academies of Akron – Pathways chart is on home page.  Information about CCAA.  All students in APS will be part of a pathway beginning in 2019.
  • Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal – Ohio high school students now can earn recognition by showing they are prepared to contribute to the workplace and their communities.
  • Ohio Seal of Biliteracy – This seal recognizes graduating seniors who can demonstrate high levels of proficiency in English and at least one other language.
  • Free Online Text Books – These may be used to supplement other books.  Some of these may also be used at your college or high school already.
  • College Credit Plus – Earn both high school and college credit for classes.  Signup with your principal between Feb 15 and April 1.  Summer terms also available!
  • GED and High School Equivalency Tests – The state of Ohio has recently changed the procedures and tests available to get what is commonly called here a ‘GED’.  The new name is HSE (High School Equivalency).
  • Tutor.Com – Academic assistance available to all Akron-Summit County Libary Card holders.  Introduction video is available here!

College and University Resources

Other opportunities in Akron for supporting students and children

Ways to be Active!

Resources for joining the military

  • ASVAB Test Preparation – These various sites were found via google. There may be better resources.  We would appreciate any feedback on this site.  Information about branches and ASVAB scores required is available here.
  • ASVAB Tutor – Practice Test
  • ASVAB Practice Tests – More practice tests, but with explanations of answers.
  • ASVAB Prep Videos from Mometrix Academy – Mometrix nas a series of videos to help with studying for the ASVAB test.

Employment Resources

Life Skills Resources

  • Bank on Rubber City – Coalition led by United Way of Summit County and City of Akron helps residents access safe and affordable banking products and services

Other education resources can be found on this page.