A Salute to Our Classroom Heroes

When Summit Academy put out a call for special teachers to honor during Teacher Appreciation Week, the floodgates opened. The task to salute one exceptional teacher in each Summit Academy school proved nearly impossible. The truth is, as CEO John Guyer stated in his recent letter of gratitude our amazing educators, they are, “hands down, … Continued

Akron student becomes published author at age 11

Aspiring writer Bentley Yeagley practices his craft with heart and intention. He uses sophisticated writing techniques such as similes and intriguing plots that draw readers into his stories. It’s no wonder that at age 11, Bentley is already a published author. Bentley’s short story “Avalanche,” which he wrote last year as a fifth-grade student at … Continued

5 Things You Might Not Know About Autism

While awareness about autism has developed over time, misconceptions surrounding this common condition still linger. Experts from Summit Academy, an Ohio leader in K-12 special education with an emphasis on autism and ADHD, weigh in with five key, yet relatively unknown, facts about autism. 1. Autism affects girls, too. The proverbial cat may finally be … 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

Playground Promise Keepers

“I think we should get a slide for the playground … a slide is fun,” wrote Summit Academy Community School  – Parma student Vivienne Schoger as part of a persuasive letter-writing assignment. The second grader’s narrative conveys a viewpoint shared by many of her fellow school community members. Since last summer, Principal Noriliz Santiago has … Continued

Summit Academy social workers express a common denominator: a calling to help others

For Social Work Month, we went behind the scenes with Summit Academy’s amazing social workers and counselors. We asked them what they like most about social work and counseling, why they enjoy working for Summit Academy and what attracted them to their profession. We discovered a common theme among them, a desire to help others. … Continued

Dayton Transition High School shares its narrative through voices of its graduates

Graduates Tell Their Stories With an emphasis on embracing students’ individuality and distinctive needs, Summit Academy Transition High School – Dayton takes a novel approach to education. “We do high school differently,” says Principal Lisa Brown, describing the school’s holistic approach to education, small classes, close-knit community and special education services as well as social … Continued

IMPORTANT: Solar Eclipse News

 February 9, 2024  Dear Summit Academy Families,  After careful consideration, all Summit Academy schools will be closed on April 8, 2024, when the total solar eclipse is set to occur.  This once-in-a-lifetime event is predicted to bring an influx of tourists to Ohio. Because the total eclipse will occur at dismissal time there is a … 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