Summit Academy Canton Elementary student Zoreya with classmates.

Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Canton was among 59 community schools in Ohio – and the only community elementary school in Greater Canton– to receive a high-performance ranking by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce. The designation is based on results of the 2022-2023 Ohio School Report Cards. In all, there are more than 330 community schools in Ohio.

Since 2020, Summit Academy “Canton Elementary” has steadily made significant strides in its student progress and achievement. The school received a rating of four out of a possible five in achievement as part of its current ranking.

“This is a big accomplishment. I am so very proud of you, your staff and your students,” State Support Team 9 (SST9) Consultant and Coach Colleen Kornish wrote in an email announcing the news to Principal Tiffany George.

Summit Academy Canton Elementary student Noah.

Principal George says she is incredibly proud of her school team, adding that “through the implementation of our MTSS (Multi-tiered System of Support) program with fidelity and dedicated test preparation, we were able to see tremendous gains in the performance of our students,” she says.

George adds, “A major shoutout goes to the true heroes, to our data coach who helped lead the charge, our incredible teachers who presented interventions and test prep with passion, and our motivated students who persevered to reach their individual goals. Kudos to them on a job well done.”

The Ohio Revised Code 3313.413 requires the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce to identify high-performing community schools.