• ACADEMICS

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    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

    The district offers free half day and all day preschool for 4 and 5-year children who reside in the district at all of our PreK-2 Reading and Math Preparatory Schools. All locations are 5-Star Certified Step Up To Quality programs.

    K-2 READING & MATH PREPARATORY SCHOOLS

    Our Reading & Math Preparatory Schools focus on the foundations of learning. Heavy emphasis is placed on developing and mastering reading skills and math fundamentals.

    Allen
    Belle Stone
    Dueber
    Harter
    McGregor
    Schreiber
    Worley

    3-5 LEADERSHIP SCHOOLS

    Our Leadership Schools focus on developing 21st century leadership skills, with an emphasis on collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and creativity, along with innovation skills taught through STEM and global learning opportunities.

    Belden
    Cedar
    Clarendon
    Gibbs
    Mason
    Youtz

    SPECIALTY ACADEMIES:

    The Arts Academy @ Summit

    This Pre-K-8 school houses our gifted program (CHAPS)  for grades 4-8, as well as our artistically gifted students who audtition for a spot at the end of their third grade year. PreK-3 students are selected by lottery. Courses include visual arts, photography, vocal music, guitar, orchestra, and band.


    The AIM Academy at Fairmount

    Stark County’s first balanced calendar school opened in late summer of 2018. The school currently houses Preschool-7 and features 1:1 technology and Spanish. The calendar is based on 9 weeks of instruction followed by a 3-week intercession where students have optional enrichment. The summer break is abbreviated compared to our other schools.


    STEAMM ACADEMY @ HARTFORD

    In 2018, the STEAMM Academy @ Hartford joined the prestigious ranks of the Ohio STEM Learning Network as Stark County’s first designated STEAM school and was one of the first 3 STEAM designated schools in Ohio.

    Offering Gateway to Technology, Coding, and Horticulture

    Sponsor of the Ohio Electric Vehicle Grand Prix held in the McKinley High School parking lot. The event was organized by STEAMM Academy teacher Jason Board.  In 2018, only teams from Canton and Plain Local competed. In 2019, we had 11 teams from around the state. The goal of the race is to see which student-built electric car could finish the most laps in an hour. Canton City raced three cars, including one car built by STEAMM Academy eighth-graders and two cars built by previous STEAMM students who are now in high school. 

    Founder of the annual CS Code Girl event.  In 2019, over 450 girls from nine school districts participated at the event held at Walsh University and organized by STEAMM Academy teacher Amanda Gillespie. The event started with 50 girls in a collaboration between STEAMM and Oakwood Middle School. Vanessa Board, now a STEAMM teacher was the Oakwood partner at that time. Mrs. Gillespie and Mrs. Board worked together together to develop the initial CS Code Girls concept.

    This event exposes middle school girls to computer science and empowers them to pursue a career in computer science and engineering.


    MIDDLE SCHOOLS:

    College & Career Readiness Academy @ Lehman

    Early College Academy @ Crenshaw


    HIGH SCHOOLS:

    McKinley High School Downtown Campus

    Houses our Freshmen Academy and many of the high school Career Tech Programs. Formerly Timken High School, the building was added to the national historic registry on Dec. 7, 2018, for its art deco architecture and importance in Canton’s history. 


    McKinley Senior High School

    The Main Campus currently houses grades 10-12.

    Curriculum Offerings: 

    8 AP Classes

    21 Honors courses

    71 College Credit Plus hours available on our campus; students also take advantage of
    attending local colleges and taking college classes of their choice

    150+ Course offerings

    15 CTE programs available (many credentials being earned)

    Highlights of the high school: our unique guitar program, band, AP Seminar and AP Research Programs, JROTC program, Upward Bound, Ohio State Young Scholars and Bulldog Flash.

    Class of 2019 Stats

    508 graduates

    64 honors diplomas

    132 seniors graduated with distinction (3.5 or above)

    Over $2.2 million in scholarship money

    CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

    Beginning in Middle School, we offer exploratory CTE courses which include culinary arts, phototgraphy, and broadcast media, some of our most popular high school courses.

    We offer 15 high school CTE courses, many of which offer the opportunity for earning job credentials.


    The All City Grille

    The McKinley Downtown Campus has a full-scale restaurant staffed by our Culinary Arts students and open to the public three days a week. In 2019, the Ohio ProStart National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation recognized McKinley Sr. High School as a School of Distinction for its Culinary Arts Program.  ProStart provides industry recognized credentials to students who are looking to pursue a restaurant and food service career. These credentials are also a pathway to graduation. Chef Erik Escola was able to attend the conference and accept the award. 

    Auto Collision and Auto Technology

    Building Technology

    Medical Academy

    Performing Arts

    Welding

    Video Gaming

    Public Safety

    JROTC

    TIMKEN EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    TECHS had 64 students earned their Associate’s degrees from Stark State College along with their high school diploma in 2019. And 42 of the 64 earned both their Associate’s degrees in science and arts. 

    ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITIES

    Choices/Digital Academy

    CCSD has 350 students currently enrolled in one of its alternative education programs.

    In 2019, the Choices program graduated 50 students and the Digital Academy graduated 19 students. These students had to overcome different types of life hurdles and adversity to get their diplomas. The educators at the Compton Learning Center are among the most dedicated, caring, and accepting teachers and support staff and work very hard to get these students on the path to success.

    Passages High School

    Connections Academy

    Canton Academy

    Graduation Academy


    ADULT EDUCATION and ASPIRE

    Currently the largest LPN class in our history

    Adult Community Education served 915 community members during the 2018-2019 school year, through our main campus at Souers Adult Education Center and eight satellite locations throughout Stark County. 

    Adult Community Education partners with over 20 agencies and businesses in our community. 

    During the 2018-2019 school year, 84.5% of students enrolled in Adult Career and Technical Education earned a credential, certificate or degree.

    TECHNOLOGY

    1Million Project 

    Canton City School District announced its partnership with the 1Million Project in the spring of 2019. The 1Million Project's goal is to provide students with consistent and reliable internet access from home. It's possible that eligible students will have access to FREE wifi from home for the entirety of their 4 years in high school while enrolled at Canton City. During our first year we provided over 350 hotspots to our enrolled high school students.


    iPad initiative

    The district has expanded its 1:1 initiative to other grade bands. At the beginning of this year C2RA @ Lehman and Cedar Leadership School joined the list of schools who have a 1:1 program. During the holiday break, Gibbs Leadership School also joined the team. Other schools include, Belden and AIM who began their 1:1 journey last year. We started this initiative four years ago with our current seniors and now each grade level at McKinley Senior High School and TECHS are 1:1. At this time we have over 3,280 student iPads in our 1:1 buildings and will continue to expand each year.

     

  • We are the sponsor of the Ohio Electric Vehicle Grand Prix held in the McKinley High School parking lot. The event was organized by STEAMM Academy teacher Jason Board.  In 2018, only teams from Canton and Plain Local competed. In 2019, we had 11 teams from around the state. The goal of the race is to see which student-built electric car could finish the most laps in an hour. Canton City raced three cars, including one car built by STEAMM Academy eighth-graders and two cars built by previous STEAMM students who are now in high school. 

    Founder of the annual CS Code Girl event.  In 2019, over 450 girls from nine school districts participated at the event held at Walsh University and organized by STEAMM Academy teacher Amanda Gillespie. The event started with 50 girls in a collaboration between STEAMM and Oakwood Middle School. Vanessa Board, now a STEAMM teacher was the Oakwood partner at that time. Mrs. Gillespie and Mrs. Board worked together together to develop the initial CS Code Girls concept.

    This event exposes middle school girls to computer science and empowers them to pursue a career in computer science and engineering.

    Code girl

     

    The McKinley Downtown Campus has a full-scale restaurant staffed by our Culinary Arts students and open to the public three days a week. In 2019, the Ohio ProStart National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation recognized McKinley Sr. High School as a School of Distinction for its Culinary Arts Program.  ProStart provides industry recognized credentials to students who are looking to pursue a restaurant and food service career. These credentials are also a pathway to graduation. Chef Erik Escola was able to attend the conference and accept the award. 

    Chef Escols

    Seniors in Todd Hoover's Welding Program obtained their 2nd weld certification. Each of these McKinley students have two weld certifications which is the equivalent of two 12 point Industry Recognized Credentials.  Eric Wilson, Lamier Garrett, Maleek Cone-Jones, Jordan Nutter, & Nick Gaut. Not Pictured: Tyler Miller, Jayden Hall. All of these students passed a 3G Unlimited Thickness SMAW test. (This is the same certification that certified Trade Workers carry. IE Ironworkers, Millwrights, Boilermakers, Pyledrivers, etc.)

    welders

    Arts Academy 7th and 8th graders had the opportunity to speak with and ask questions of an actual shuttle astronaut, Col. Frederick Gregory, a retired Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Mrs. Covert arranged the lesson via SKYPE from his home in Annapolis, Maryland.  You can read about this on our Website. The kids were very engaged in his stories traveling in space, and his experience of being on the Challenger ground crew when it blew up in 1986.

    George Dean’s guitar class performed for a class in Columbia, S.C, over Google classroom.

    Google guitar