Dungeons and Dragons club sparks imagination, strategies and friendships at Akron Secondary

Inside an imaginary amusement park created by Summit Academy Secondary School – Akron senior Elijah King, fellow senior Brandon Gaylord examines the scene. Here, people are perched on stools, conversing about a building basement. Elijah informs Brandon about the basement’s many unexplored nooks and crannies. Filling in as the Dungeons & Dragons master, Elijah describes … Continued

Leo Hyland selected as executive director of the Summit Educational Foundation

The Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) has named Leo Hyland as its executive director. Leo brings an extensive professional background in education leadership and mission advancement. Leo most recently served as the president of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School where he worked collaboratively with the school’s Executive and Foundation Boards. Prior, he was the president of … Continued

Summit Academy Canton Elementary Makes State’s High-Performing Community School List

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 … Continued

RFP / Psychological Testing and Related Services

January 29, 2024 Re: Summit Academy School – RFP / Psychological Testing and Related Services Summit Academy Management invites your company to submit a proposal based on the attached Request for Proposal for Psychological Testing and Related Services. Summit Academy Schools are non-profit community schools for alternative learners. The Summit Academy Schools are specifically designed … 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

Summit Academy Canton students honor Martin Luther King Jr. by carrying on his legacy with day of service

Summit Academy- Canton students and staff are preparing pragmatically, intellectually and thoughtfully for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a National Day of Service. Staff members and students from Project REBUILD, a local nonprofit organization focused on supporting out-of-school youth, will join in the effort. Ahead of the January 15 holiday,  students are doing dry runs … Continued

Erica Richley-Duda’s New Book Provides Life Strategies for People Affected by ADHD

For Summit Academy Executive Director of Special Education Erica Richley-Duda, penning her first book — aimed at unmasking ADHD — has been an 18-year-long labor of love, simmering since she started her career in counseling and special education. Richley-Duda, who is both a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation and a Certified Clinical Trauma … Continued

Gina Nash Joins Summit Academy Management as Director of Food Services

Summit Academy Management welcomes new Director of Food Services Gina Nash. Gina brings 17 years of experience in food service direction including positions at Educational Empowerment Group, White Hat Management and most recently Pisanick Partners. At Pisanick, Gina served as a consultant to seven local school districts including Summit Academy Schools. “After visiting the schools … Continued

Dayton Senior Manifests the Powers of Perseverance and a School Community in her Court

At a first meeting with Shree Chattopadhyay, the thoughtful, articulate Summit Academy Transition High School – Dayton student leaves the impression of a rising star holding the world on a string. She is a testament to the powers of self-drive, determination and hard work, harnessed by humility, and a supportive school environment. Chattopadhyay describes Summit … Continued

Summit Academy – Youngstown Kindergarteners Honor Military Veteran Michael Prendergast, Dean of Students

Kindergarteners at Summit Academy – Youngstown showered Dean of Students Michael Prendergast with gratitude as they sang songs in his honor for Veterans Day. Under the guidance of teachers Ariana Deal and Alyssa Lupo the students sang “See The Veteran,” “Oh So Brave,” “We Thank You For Your Service” and “On Veterans Day” in a … Continued