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

Could Akron Middle School Educator Tasha Hunter be chosen as America’s Favorite Teacher?

Summit Academy Middle School – Akron’s Title 1/Multi-tiered Systems of Supports Teacher Tasha Hunter has been named a contestant for the Reader’s Digest “America’s Favorite Teacher” contest. The nomination comes as no surprise when you enter Hunter’s classroom, which is filled with smiling children. Her creative, easy teaching style inspires students to not only enhance, … Continued

Mission Possible

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it ….” Jennifer Sovocool, Administrative Assistant, Facilities, Health and Safety, makes this announcement each week in an email to SAM staff members. She sets the scenes for weekly Mission Wars, the brainchild of Summit Academy Middle School – Akron Community Culture Coordinator Tom Fausnight. Mission Wars bring together … Continued

All the Right Moves

Summit Academy Students Realize Growth Through Therapeutic Martial Arts As 19 Summit Academy Middle School sixth graders demonstrated a series of choreographed martial arts moves, their family members watched in awe. The event, the school’s twice-yearly Therapeutic Martial Arts promotion ceremony, showcased the children’s fine-tuned martial arts skills, which most of them have been honing … Continued

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser Set Sept. 5 to Support Akron Family

The public is invited to Pasta for a Purpose, Thursday, Sept. 5, 4-9 p.m. at Summit Academy Akron Middle School, 464 S. Hawkins Ave. in Akron. The event will support the family of the late Jesse Smith, a student of the school who passed on August 17 unexpectedly.   Tickets ($5 for adults, $3 for … Continued