How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough traces the links between childhood stress and life success. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood. He provides us with new insights into how to help children growing up in poverty.


This provocative and profoundly hopeful book has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, and how we construct our social safety net. It will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.




Attention Students, Parents, and Guardians,

All schools in Ohio are required to offer College Credit Plus classes to students. College Credit Plus is a dual-enrollment program in which students in 7th through 12th grade can earn high school and college credit at no cost to the student or the student’s family.

Towpath Trail High School will be offering College Credit Plus to any qualifying student through the University of Akron and through Stark State College.

Requirements for Students:

  • ACT scores of 18 in English, 22 in Reading, and 22 in Math.

  • SAT scores of 480 Verbal and 530 in Math.

  • Accuplacer score of 80 in Reading Comprehension.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher and a recommendation from a school counselor, principal, or career-technical advisor.


Read the letter from our director, Christina Fraser, explaining the benefits of College Credit Plus here!

More information about specific classes offered will be updated in the future. For any questions, please contact Mrs. Emily Whitman or Mrs. Megan Caranna at Towpath Trail High School at 234-542-0102 and or

Thank you, and we look forward to working with students, parents, and the Akron community to continue to prepare our students for college and careers after high school.