Worth It

For two families, an 80-some-mile trek to and from school is worth the guarantee that their students receive a Summit Academy education. Every week, the Lowry/Gaylord and Cindric families, both from southwest Medina County, share carpooling duties to bring their grandsons to Summit Academy Secondary School – Akron. Tristan Cindric, a junior, and Brandon Gaylord, … Continued

Tutoring Program at Summit Academy Akron Elementary School Attracts National Interest

Summit Academy Akron Elementary School’s thriving student readers are receiving an academic boost from high-impact tutoring. National education policy influencers want to know more. This week, FutureEd’s Liz Cohen visited the school to get a firsthand look at its tutoring program. Cohen, who is the policy director for Georgetown University think tank FutureEd, identified Summit … Continued

Tutoring Program Boosts Students’ Competency and Confidence

Sporting headphones, Summit Academy Akron Elementary School third grader Dominic grins and nods at a laptop screen as he engages with a tutor working with him virtually, in real time. Instructional Coach Lindsey Durbin says Dominic finds his tutoring sessions so enjoyable that he wishes they extended beyond their typical 30 minutes. Dominic is one … Continued

Akron Elementary School’s New Gym Floor Gets Thumbs-Up

A brand-new gym floor at Summit Academy Akron Elementary School is getting plenty of practical use during students’ PE/therapeutic martial arts classes. The soft grey-tone floor made of seamless vulcanized rubber features a cushioned bottom layer to accommodate students with comfort as they participate in assorted fitness activities. “We are so grateful for our new … Continued

Harper Café Dishes Up Life Skills Lessons

Sporting a crisp white chef hat and jacket, Harper reports to work with a bounce in her step. The fluffy white Goldendoodle prances into Harper Café, the Summit Academy Akron Elementary School eatery students named in her honor. Inside the K-3 classroom café, children assemble joyfully around the pup, the school’s therapy dog. Harper also … Continued

Local author, retired APS teacher shares animated African American history stories with Summit Academy students

With the comfortable style of a veteran teacher and the finesse of the three-time book author she is, Jewell Jones captivated Summit Academy Akron Elementary School kindergarten to second-grade students with her African American history “story sharing” last Wednesday. She will return to Summit Academy on February 22 to read to the school’s third- to … Continued

Akron Elementary Students Delight in Cheer Camp

“All the way to the top. That’s where we’re going to be. Summit Academy is the best you will ever see.” The cheer came through loud and clear from the voices of the 24 Summit Academy Akron Elementary students who participated in the school’s recent cheer camp. The free, four-day camp was led by nationally … Continued

Summer Food Program Notice

Summit Academy Schools will not be offering the summer food program to the following cities: Akron Canton Cincinnati Columbus Dayton Lorain Middletown Painesville Parma Toledo Xenia   Warren and Youngstown will offer the summer food program.