Navigating new phases after high school – Easing transitions for students with autism

Graduating from high school can be an inspiring yet daunting rite of passage for most teens, particularly those with autism. Determining which post-graduation option is the best fit should be a step-by-step process for young adults with autism, say Summit Academy Schools educators, dedicated to teaching students who learn differently. They share their top seven … Continued

Summit Academy Management and Malone University Partner to Repurpose Campus Residence Hall to House 2 Community Schools

Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Canton and Summit Academy Secondary School – Canton will relocate to Malone University’s DeVol Hall during the 2022-2023 school year. The public, nonprofit, tuition-free community schools, which serve students in grades K-8 and 9-12, respectively, are operated by Summit Academy Management (SAM). SAM CEO John Guyer describes … Continued

Request for Proposal – (Psychological Testing and Related Services)

January 31, 2022 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 Management is a non-profit operator of public community (also known as “charter”) schools for alternative … Continued


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Summit Academy Presents New Canton School Leaders

Summit Academy Secondary School – Canton and Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Canton welcome Tiffany George as director. In addition, longtime Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Canton IEP coordinator, general education teacher and intervention specialist Lisa Merry is advancing as the new assistant director for Summit Academy Community School … Continued

8 Tips for Special Education Success During Remote Learning

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools abruptly last March, Kelly Addessi admits that the fast-unfolding remote learning environment was an adjustment for her son, Evan.  At the time Evan was a fourth-grader at Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Canton Elementary. There, he thrived in an engaging environment, learning alongside classmates as well … Continued

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Canton Elementary Staff Prepares Homemade Thanksgiving Feast for Students

Mashed potatoes smothered in gravy, roasted turkey, sweet pumpkin pie and all the other traditional Thanksgiving Day fixings made their way to Canton Elementary on Tuesday, courtesy of Principal Robert Housel and school staff members. “We’re a big family here. We care about our kids, staff and community. We want everybody to sit together in … Continued

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