Summit Academy Transition High School – Cincinnati
Office Hours 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
School Hours 7:40 am – 2:20 pm
2018-2019 Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West’s Community Schools Center Sponsor Annual Report
Please see the new updated student handbook below.
2019-2020 Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West’s Community Schools Center Sponsor Annual Report
Summit Academy Transition High School – Cincinnati’s amazing 4Hands Program, founded and directed by “Music Man” Christopher Smith, was spotlighted in a moving Spectrum 1 News human interest story:
Summit parents and guardians.
After two years since our last concert, our students will present their first concert since the beginning of the pandemic. Our winter concert will happen on Friday, December 17th at 12:30 pm in our school gymnasium. This concert will be during school so all students can attend and perform. Students are expected to dress up. For families who need assistance with dress clothes please text Mr. Smith at 513 549 3828. Be aware that the concert is on the last day of school before winter break. Please make sure your student is in attendance. This performance is mandatory. After the concert is over, all parents and Guardians that attended the concertmate pick up their students after they’ve cleaned up. Thank you so much and I hope to see you there.
February 4, 2022 – Midterms
February 9, 2022 – Parent/ Teacher Conferences – In-Person 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
February 10, 2022 – Parent / Teacher Conferences – Zoom – 3:30 pm – 7:50 pm
February 11, 2022 – No School
February 18, 2022 – No School – Teacher Work Day
February 21, 2022 – No School – President’s Day
Please check us out on Facebook for up to date school information as well as our website.
After School Activities
Monday – 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Monday / Wednesday – 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Band – Monday 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Vocal Lessons – Tuesday/Friday 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Choirs – Wednesday 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Wednesday – 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Full School Day – 8:00 am – 2:20 pm
In order to be credited with a full school day, students must arrive on time and be present until 2:20 pm.
Students arriving between 8:00 am – 8:30 am will be marked tardy.
Partial School Day
Students arriving after 8:30 am
|Consecutive Hours||Hours per month||Hours per year|
|Habitual Truancy||30 without legitimate excuse / AIT||42 without legitimate excuse / AIT||72 without legitimate excuse / AIT|
|Excessive Absences||38 with or without legitimate excuse||65 with or without legitimate excuse|
|Chronic Absenteeism||10% with or without legitimate excuse|
Summit Academy Schools are tuition-free, non-profit community schools for alternative learners. They are specifically designed for students with AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and related challenges.
Summit Academy’s proven therapeutic academic program is designed to fulfill the academic, social, emotional, and physical requirements of students with special needs. The school is committed to providing an extraordinary, safe, and nurturing learning environment where students will reach their full potential.
Summit Academy Transitional High School serves children in 9th grade through 12th grade. We have small class sizes with a maximum of 18 students per classroom. Each classroom is staffed with a Highly Qualified Teacher and an Intervention Specialist
Staff Position Emails
Stephen Geresy Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Amie Burgess Admin Assistant / School Nurse email@example.com
Andrea May IEP Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Dunning Behavior Specialist email@example.com
Michelle Carlsen SPED Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
James Reeb History Teacher email@example.com
William Jennings English Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Tre Davis Science Teacher / Intervention Specialist email@example.com
James Smith Math Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Jenkins Social Skills Teacher email@example.com
Christopher Smith Music Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Danner Career Readiness Teacher email@example.com
Carly Weir Reading Plus Teacher / Intervention Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Beckham Speech Language Pathologist email@example.com
Ms. Christenson Occupational Therapist firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Meetings 2021 -2022
MEETING DATE MEETING LOCATION TIME
July 20, 2021(Due to Shutdown) 1660 Sternblock Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45237 4:00 p.m.
September 7, 2021 5800 Salvia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224 4:00 p.m.
November 2, 2021 1660 Sternblock Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45237 4:00 p.m.
January 4, 2022 5800 Salvia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224 4:00 p.m.
March 1, 2022 1660 Sternblock Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45237 4:00 p.m.
May 3, 2022 5800 Salvia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224 4:00 p.m.