Principal's Message

Dear Firestone Community,

Welcome to the start of the 2022-2023 school year.  It is a privilege to lead this talented staff and partner with our families to lead the learning for our scholars.  We are excited to meet all of our new Falcons and continue to facilitate the learning for our upperclassmen on their educational journeys.  This year, the staff have many innovative inquiry based units to prepare our scholars to be college and career ready.

For the 2022-2023 school year, we will still follow the A/B block schedule.  This year we will be returning to the breakfast door being Door 29.  Door 29 will open at 7:30 a.m. for scholars to get breakfast and/or wait in the cafeteria.  At 7:55 a.m., scholars will be able to enter door 1 and be dismissed to go to their classes.  The tardy bell will ring at 8:05.  All scholars entering class after 8:05 will be tardy to their first block.  We know there is a direct correlation between being in class and achievement.  We are here to help in any way we can to make sure Firestone is a safe and comfortable learning environment for all our scholars to thrive in.  If your scholar will be absent, please make sure to call the school to report the absence at 330.761.3270 by 9 A.M.  The day will end at 3:15 p.m.  

Scholars will need to bring their chromebooks daily.   In the event that their chromebook is not working it should be reported to Mr. Taylor [email protected] or a teacher as soon as possible.  Students can submit a help ticket also on the APS Portal.  This year, APS will also be collecting fines for damaged and/or lost chromebooks.  The chromebook fine structure is available at the bottom of this letter and available here on the District website.

Building tours will be available on Thursday, August 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Our freshmen will join us for their first day on Monday, August 29 and all scholars will report on Tuesday, August 30.  Scholars will need to follow their assigned schedules.  If there are any questions or scheduling concerns, each counselor will have a form to fill out for scheduling requests during the first two weeks of school.

This year will highlight the academies of Firestone as well as our speciality programs of International Baccalaureate and the Akron School of the Arts.  We will be changing the format of interim nights slightly.  Our agendas will still provide informational sessions and chances to meet individually with teachers, but will also include showcases of the innovative projects the scholars are working on throughout the grading periods.   

Our scholar handbook has been updated and is available at  It will explain many of the procedures here at Firestone CLC and list the activities available to our scholars and the advisors of the sports and clubs.  Firestone has many active clubs, sports teams and experiences and we hope all of our scholars will take advantage of the opportunity  to join.  We will be having an activities fair on Thursday, September 8th for our scholars to hear about the opportunities, and families will be able to explore this in the evening.  Please join us for our Open House on Thursday, September 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer and we look forward to seeing you all August 29th and 30th.  Thank you for selecting Firestone CLC to educate your scholar.  I look forward to serving this school and community and I cannot wait to be able to showcase the wonderful accomplishments of this year.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, your child’s Academy Principal or the main office.


Tina Loughry

Campus Principal

Firestone CLC

Important Upcoming Dates:

Building Tours

8/25 from 1-3 p.m.

1st Day Freshman


1st Day 10-12 (freshman report too)


Open House/Activity Fair

9/8 from 5-7 p.m.

Financial Aid Night

9/22 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Picture Day


Interim Pick Up and Senior Parent Night

9/29 3:30-7:30 p.m. 

Academies 101 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Senior Parent Night 6 p.m.

Contact Information:

Freshman Academy

Mr. William Emery

Academy Principal

Mr. Daniel Sandy


KSU Academy of Advanced Technology and Engineering

Mrs. Jeannie Yost

Academy Principal

Mr. Joseph Donofrio


KSU Academy of Design

Mr. Angelo Donatelli

Academy Principal

Mrs. Nicole Hornish


KSU Academy of Performing Arts

Ms. Krista Bowden

Academy Principal

Mrs. Bianca Heard


Chromebook Fine Structure

1. The District goal is to provide every student a device for extended learning. 

2. Staff will be actively involved with students and their parents/guardians to develop a plan to meet that goal whenever possible, as well as protect the District’s limited resources.

3. Fines assessed are based on the purchase price or the cost of repair.



Technical Malfunction

Due to hardware/software issues or manufacturing 

The repair is recorded as a $0 charge, covered by warranty.

The student will be issued a replacement.

Accidental Damage

Due to regular use, carelessness, neglect, or dismissiveness

The student will be fined $20 each time it is repaired. Repairs will be recorded and parent/guardian will be notified.

The student will be issued a replacement.

Intentional Damage

Due to an intentional act, negligence, or omission


The student will be charged for the cost of repair, a minimum of $20 up to $200 for full replacement, the fine will be recorded, and the parent/guardian will be notified.

The student will be issued a replacement.

The school may enforce consequences for repeated offenses, such as keeping the device at school.

Vandalism - Level II Offense, Student Code of Conduct:

Defacing, cutting, or otherwise damaging property that belongs to the school, district, other students, employees, or others with a disregard for the welfare of the property is prohibited. Guardians or students over age 18 shall be financially liable for damage caused to school property. Violations of this code section may rise to the level of expulsion, up to 80 days.

Lost/Stolen Device

Device cannot be located due to being misplaced or taken 

The student will be charged $200 for full replacement ($20 for charger only), the fine will be recorded, and the parent/guardian will be notified.

The student will be issued a replacement.

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