Our School

Who We Are

The Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy is one of 69 STEM Schools designated through the state of Ohio.  We are the only STEM school in Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties educating students in grades 7-12. The school opened for the 2019-2020 school year with 38 seventh and eighth graders from six different districts in two counties. A multidisciplinary approach is used to integrate STEM curriculum with other content, 21st century skills, and the IMPACT Habits. NEOIA provides students with a rigorous curriculum that will give them the opportunity to earn career credentials and/or an associates degree by the time they graduate.

Curriculum

Currently, we offer four career pathways to help students develop core academic, technical, and employability skills: Health, Digital, Design, and Energy. Through our IMPACT Speaker Series students will be exposed to the different pathways starting in seventh grade and continuing through graduation. Students will be able to further focus their education on a pathway through our College Credit Plus partnerships that will afford students the opportunity to earn industry credentials and/or an associates degree. To ensure that our students are able to have a true STEM education we will be utilizing a modified block schedule.  Below is a sample schedule.

FRESHMAN

SOPHOMORE

First Semester First Semester
English 1 English 3 or CCP English
Algebra 1

Algebra 2

Biology Chemistry
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Second Semester Second Semester
English 2 English 4 or CCP English
Geometry Advanced Math
Physical Science American History
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

 

During the junior and senior years students will have the opportunity to take CCP classes to focus on their pathway and career goals. Each course sequence will look different based upon the pathway the student chooses to follow.  The multiple pathways will be discussed and planned with the career counselors.

 

No two students enter the classroom with identical abilities, experiences, and needs. We cannot expect them to follow the same path, however, at Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy we give them the guidance, support, and tools to create their path of success.