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.

Promise Program Information

Life Planning Resources

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!
  • Resources for career selection
    • How to begin a career in behavioral health – Information on various jobs and pathways to start a career in behavioral health.

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

Mental Health Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK
  • ADM Addiction Helpline – gateway numbers for all of summit county sponsored by the ADM Board. Expedited services to multiple levels of care!
    330-940-1133 and 330-434-9144
  • Alcohol Rehab Help – A website with various resources to assist with understanding, preventing, and treating alcoholism

Other education resources can be found on this page.


Other education resources can be found on this page.