Chief Administrative Officer Message

The Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy was a dream that came to fruition through the dedication of numerous partnerships that include Campbell City Schools, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley, Eastern Gateway Community College, Stark State College, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, and the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board. As the Chief Administrative Officer, I am excited to offer this opportunity to our students and families from around the region. The Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy focuses on meeting the needs of the whole child by challenging each student to discover, learn, and pursue a rewarding career.

The traditional education model is often called broken; it is not broken but simply outdated. This system worked great for the industrial age where companies needed workers that were compliant and able to work in an environment that required repetitive work. However, the careers of today require employees to be critical thinkers that work as a team to solve problems. At NEOIA,  we are focusing on providing an education to provide students with skills to be successful in an ever-changing global society.

The Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy is a vibrant learning community that will focus on the needs of each student as they demonstrate mastery while progressing through authentic real world experiences. We look forward to working with you and your child to ensure a successful tomorrow leads to a lifetime of success. Please do not hesitate in contacting me if you would like additional information about NEOIA.




Kent Polen, CAO