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

Pancake Breakfast Promises a Sweet Start to Valentine’s Day at Summit Academy Secondary School – Canton

Pancakes topped with whipped cream and confetti sprinkles will set the scene for a celebratory Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast at Summit Academy Secondary School – Canton. The breakfast is being presented by the school’s Parents Teachers Students Together association to generate funds for field trips and prom, as well as to unite students, families and … 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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