Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy

neoimpactacademy.org

436 Struthers-Coitsville Road
Lowellville, OH 44436

Contact

Mr. Kent Polen

(330) 799-8239

The Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy (NEOIA) is a STEM school created in partnership with Stark State College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Southwoods Surgical Hospital, The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board, Guarantee Clean Energy, the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce, and many others. In partnership, the Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy is a regional solution to addressing urgent gaps in skilled and qualified workforce and post-secondary students in the region. The school will have three (3) tracks/pathways initially: Energy, Medical/Health, and Digital, which will prepare students through transdisciplinary problem-based learning (TPBL), to pursue academic and/or career paths in these areas or any STEM-related field.

At the NEOIA we will be considered the cornerstone of the larger Community Literacy, Workforce and Cultural Center (CLWCC) project, which is a regional workforce and education solution. John Dewey said, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow”; at NEOIA we will not teach students the same as their parents and grandparents. Rather, we will focus on teaching students to exhibit the school’s habits of mind fashion as part of the school’s name “IMPACT”: Innovator, Motivator, Persevering, Adaptable, Critical Thinker, and a Team Player.