LeBron James Family Foundation, Akron Public Schools partner to design new school

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools have partnered to design a brand new school for public school students in Akron who need it most.

The description for a YouTube video released by the foundation Tuesday reads:

A culmination of years of on-the-ground work and research-based interventions through LeBron's I PROMISE program, the proposed I PROMISE School will be more than a 1st through 8th grade academic institution. It will infuse APS's rigorous curriculum with a STEM, hands-on, problem-based learning focus with LJFF's 'We Are Family' philosophy to create a complete wraparound for its students and their families.

You can view the video below.

Once the planning committees complete their work, they will submit a master plan to the APS Board of Education for approval in October. If approved, the I PROMISE School would open its doors in the fall of 2018. By 2022, the school would be complete with first through eighth grades.

Eligible students will be selected for IPS by a random lottery system.

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