The application process closes Friday for Akron Public Schools students who wish to attend special programs at other buildings within the district.
The second phase of the annual open enrollment process opened Wednesday for additional career education programming across the district.
Each December and January up to 3,000 parents apply to move their children from one building in the district to another through the open enrollment program.
Marianne Malecky, supervisor of student support services and open enrollment, said parents often move their children to another cluster of schools to facilitate baby-sitting arrangements or because they simply want a different school.
“They don’t always tell us the reason, they just come in and apply,” Malecky said.
The major reason, though, is to enroll in career education programs offered at specific high schools.
Applications are due Friday for students enrolling at the STEM middle and high schools; the International Baccalaureate, Akron School for the Arts and the pre-engineering and aerospace programs at Firestone High School; and Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts.
Applications will be accepted for the district’s remaining programs through Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. Parents and students can pick up applications at any district building or download them at www.akronschools.com/departments/open-enrollment/enrollment-dates.
Career education options range from two- to four-year programs in business, technology, engineering, automotive, human resources, education, medicine and construction at the district’s seven cluster high schools.
Doug Livingston can be reached at 330-996-3302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.