Akron's "STEM" High School has been formally dedicated.
The high school dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math houses 9th grade students this year, and will add other grades over the next few years.
9th grader Alex Jones came from the district's STEM middle school. He says that learning about tech changed his outlook.
"I was at the middle school, and I know when I first got in the middle school, I barely knew anything about technology," Jones tells AkronNewsNow.com. "And now in 9th grade, me and two friends have designed our entire school website."
Jones already has an area he'd like to look into as a possible career.
"I really want to learn about CAD programs and digitally designing 3D models of things," says Jones.
The STEM High School is located in the former Central-Hower High School building.
It's taking students first from the district's STEM middle school at the National Inventors' Hall of Fame site, and students from other Akron schools will be taken if space is available.