Summit Academy Sensei Johanna Norris Earns 4th Degree Black Belt

If Summit Academy’s Therapeutic Martial Arts program had a pitch woman, it would be Sensei Johanna Norris. Newly minted with a Yodan 4th Degree Black Belt, To-Shin Do (ninjutsu), Sensei Norris has trained in martial arts for nearly two decades. She has taught at Summit Academy Schools for eight years, including the past three years … 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.  

Vendor Fair Promises to Expand Experiences for Dayton Community School Students

Materials for therapy dog sessions, classroom pizza parties, candy grams, science experiments and state testing snack packs – these are just a few of the wish list items Summit Academy Community School – Dayton hopes to bring to students through its upcoming vendor fair. Sponsored by the Parents Teachers Students Together organization, the fair will take place Saturday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school dojo, 4126 … Continued

Board-breaking helps students tap superpower

As the school year winds down, Summit Academy’s therapeutic martial arts program kicks into high gear with several celebratory board-breaking ceremonies. When Summit Academy students first start their therapeutic martial arts instruction in their school’s respective dojo, they begin their journey with a white belt. Students can earn as many as 13 belts over time. … Continued

6 Myths and Facts about Autism

Like the puzzle pieces commonly used to symbolize autistic individuals as perplexing, autism tends to engender misunderstanding. Summit Academy Community School – Dayton Behavior Specialist, Em Ellis, LSW, who works with and advocates for autistic children, says the name change of the nationally recognized month – from Autism Awareness Month to Autism Acceptance Month – … Continued

6 Tips to Support Your Autistic Student’s Success and Well-being

While Ohio’s school closure came like a curve ball at most school-age children and their families, autistic youngsters have fiercely felt the jolt. Children with developmental disabilities thrive on the routines and “sameness” school days deliver, says Em Ellis, LSW, a behavior specialist for Summit Academy Community School – Dayton. So, when typical days filled … Continued