High School News

  • Lunch Menu | October 21 - 25
    Monday - Salad Bar ($4)
    Tuesday - Taco Salad Bar ($4)
    Wednesday - Baked Rice Casserole ($3)
    Thursday - Grab & Go ($2-4)
    Friday - Pizza, Fries, & Choco Chippers ($1 slice/$2 combo)
    We’d love to have your feedback on the new lunch program. Please take 2-4 minutes to fill out this survey.

  • Akron ArtWorks | Fall Classes Begin November 2
    Akron Artworks aims to provide expert art instruction and therapeutic activities to children and adults. Learn more about our classes.

  • GirlTime: healthy Tech Habits Workshop | Saturday, November 3
    Join us with your tween/teen girl for this informative and fun event to learn more about how you can stay safe online. Taking advantage of their roles in Compliance/IT Information Technology Audit and Information Security, Michelle Creer and Cassandra Amos will review the importance of internet/social media safety and electronic device security. Ms. Creer and Mrs. Amos will comment on the increasing risks of teenagers and use of social media and connected devices as they highlight recent incidents. They will walk you through tips on securing your devices and apps, establishing rules for device usage at home and how to monitor your child's digital activities. Cost is $40 per family and includes the speakers, one device storage box/crate and light refreshments. Register here.

  • Gospel Meets Symphony 2.0 Interest Meeting | Wednesday, October 23
    We’re looking for performers ages 12-18 to work with the Gospel Meets Symphony Choir under the direction of Choirmaster Jonathon Turner. The junior choir will consist of 30 to 40 members and will perform during the Akron Symphony Orchestra’s annual Gospel Meets Symphony concert. Learn more…

  • Thank You!
    Many thanks to all of the students, parents, alums, and friends of the Elms who helped us earn $484.55 from our Barnes and Noble Book Fair! Additionally, 52 books from our wish list were donated. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

College Admissions

  • Free ACT Practice Test | Saturday, October 26
    The Ellet branch of the Akron Public Library is offering a proctored version of the test free of charge on Saturday, October 26, 2019 beginning at 10 am. This is an awesome opportunity if you are able to take advantage of it! If you would like to participate, please contact the library to sign up: 330.784.2019

  • Upcoming Visits to the Elms

    • Contact Mrs. Beeler for more information.

    • The College of Wooster, Ohio Wesleyan University - Wednesday, October 23

    • Baldwin Wallace, Ohio Northern University, St. Mary’s College - Thursday, October 24

    • US Army Reserves Sgt. Anita Swick - Tuesday, October 29

    • University of Mount Union, Marietta College - Wednesday, October 30

    • Washington & Jefferson College - Tuesday, November 5

    • Transylvania University - Thursday, November 11

    • Stark Stage College of Technology - Wednesday, November 13

  • Bennington College | Saturdays through October 26
    At Bennington we learn by experiencing, and we invite you to do the same. Join us on select Saturdays during the fall for an in-depth look at how Bennington students live, learn, and create. Learn more…

  • Arkon’s Meyers School of Art
    Portfolio Review Day and Open House | Saturday, November 2

    For high school seniors and juniors. This is the only opportunity for incoming Fall 2020-Spring 2021 students to have their portfolio reviewed for a scholarship. Registration for portfolio review includes selection of an appointment time. Learn More…

  • University of Mount Union Fall Visits
    Saturday, November 2
    Experience the excitement of a fall weekend on Mount Union's campus! Tour our beautiful campus, enjoy lunch in the dining hall, and stay for the Mount Union football game. ArtFest and the City Food Truck Rally is also happening on Saturday, September 21. Read More….

  • WashU Preview | Friday, November 8
    WashU Preview is an all-expenses paid fly-in program for high-achieving high school seniors from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. During this special visit program, we will show students what makes WashU the “Best College Campus” in the United States and learn more about our dynamic and supportive community. Read more…

  • Seton Hall's Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. program! | Apply by December 1
    An innovative joint-degree offering, the Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. program allows you to transition seamlessly from a bachelor’s degree in any major at Seton Hall University to the M.D. program at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.

    During your first four years, you can complete a bachelor’s degree at Seton Hall in any subject of your choosing, as long as you take all of the prerequisite courses required for the School of Medicine. Learn more…


  • Pirates Pitch Competition | Submit by Tuesday, October 29
    Submit an original business idea to Seton University that, in 350 words or less, describes an innovative product or service that you would like create for the chance to receive scholarship money and funds for your startup. Learn more….

  • Boston College Presidential Scholarship | Apply By November 1
    The Presidential Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. If a student demonstrates need beyond tuition, as determined by Boston College's institutional analysis, this need would be met with additional scholarship funds. Learn More…

  • Gannon University Hackathon | November 9 & 16
    Gannon University welcomes you to participate in our Hackathon series of online to on-site cybersecurity challenges. These events give participants experience in designing a secure a machine, as well as integrating solutions to protect systems from the sort of attacks found in the real world. The competition involves multiple categories of problems, each of which contains a variety of questions of different point values and difficulties. Learn more…

  • Regeneron Student Talent Search
    Applications Due Wednesday, November 13

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Science Talent Search alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science. Each year approximately 2,000 students enter Regeneron STS, submitting original research in critically important scientific fields of study in competition for more than $3.1 million in awards. Learn more…

  • Colgate No-Loan Initiative
    Applications Due Friday, November 15

    Colgate’s newest financial aid offering expands the financial support available to students and aims to lessen the burden of student debt. The no-loan initiative eliminates federal loans for all current and incoming students with a family income up to $125,000 and household assets typical of this income range. Learn more…Bo

  • Boston University Merit Based Scholarships | Applications Due Sunday, December 1

    • Trustee Scholarship – Boston University's most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit one additional essay with their application for admission. Learn more…

    • Presidential Scholarship – This four-year, $25,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required—all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the scholarship deadline. Learn more…

  • Berkshire and Hathaway / Trade School + College Scholarships
    Applications Due Friday, January 3
    Dream…. Innovate…. Grow…. students embracing these qualities could qualify for a renewable scholarship of $1,000 for up to four years. Learn more…

  • GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program | Apply by January 3
    Most recently, the program was one of six national scholarships that received a nod from Forbes. Last year, U.S. News and World Report cited it as one of four "huge scholarships" that was worth pursuing. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support. Learn more….

  • College Board Opportunity Scholarships
    This is a new program that guides students through the college planning process and offers them a chance to earn money for college for each action they complete. By completing a series of simple steps that will move them closer to college, each student has the chance to earn up to $40,000. Learn more…

  • Western Colorado Undergraduate Exchange and Central Plains
    Students with a permanent address from 25 states in the West and Midwest are automatically considered for reduced tuition rates upon completion of the admissions process. Learn more…

  • Bennington College & Raise Me
    Earn scholarships from Bennington College for your achievements in high school. Learn more…

  • Walsh University Scholarships
    Walsh University offers scholarship opportunities for each and every student. Learn more about the scholarships that your students might be eligible for. Learn more…

  • College Board Scholarship Opportunities
    The College Board has launched a new scholarship program with $5 million of scholarships each year, beginning with the class of 2020. Learn More…


  • Halloween Explore Engineering Event for High School Girls | October 25-26
    Explore Engineering is a series of immersive engineering design courses for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Working in teams with Sweet Briar engineering faculty and undergraduate engineering students, high schoolers work on creative and fun design projects that are perfect for both experienced students and those completely new to engineering. Cost $65 Learn more….

  • Diversitas Event at the University of Akron - Thursday, November 21
    Diversitas is a financial knowledge symposium bringing leaders in financial planning and wealth management together with career influencers and diversity and inclusion thought leaders, along with university and high school students who are exploring the industry and profession, to build professional hope for young people and career changers in an industry that is working diligently to be fully inclusive. It is brought to the community by the Financial Planning Program in The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration. Learn more….

  • Harvard Global Health & Leadership Conference | April 17-19, 2020
    This conference promotes student engagement with global health topics by bringing together Harvard faculty, students, and guests to educate and mentor high school students. The conference encourages students to tackle issues in their local community by conducting evidence-based, cost-effective interventions that are impactful, sustainable, and reproducible initiatives. The conference hopes to help students make a difference and grow as civically minded leaders for the future. Learn more…

  • Duke University Summer Session’s 2020 Programs NOW LIVE!
    Heads up, students! The 2020 Duke University Summer Session info is ready for you! Check it out here.
    Ask yourself: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you conducting ground-breaking research? Maybe you’re already a leader crafting policies that have a global impact. Or, are you tackling the world’s most complex challenges? At Duke University Summer Session you will take a thrilling first step toward your future success!