Summit Academy Transition High School – Cincinnati


Office Hours

Monday – Friday

7:30 am – 3:30 pm

School Hours 

Monday – Thursday

7:40 am – 3:20 pm 


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:

The Music Man Motivates and Inspires His Students

Important Dates

February 23, 2023 – Spirit Day – Pajama Day
February 23, 2023 – Winter Festival – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
February 28, 2023 – Black History Music Performance – 1:00 pm in the Gym (Canceled)
March 9, 2023 – End of 3rd Quarter
March 16, 2023 – A/B Honor Roll Celebration
March 23, 2023 – Spirit Day – Superhero Day
March 27 – 31, 2023 Spring Break
April 3, 2023 – World Autism Day- Wear Blue
April 14, 2023 – Prom – 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
April 20, 2023 – Mid-Terms
April 27, 2023 – Spirit Day – Disney Day

Please check us out on Facebook for up to date school information as well as our website.



Attendance Policy

 Full School Day – 7:40 am – 3:20 pm

In order to be credited with a full school day, students must arrive on time and be present until 3:20 pm.


Students arriving between 7:40 am – 8:10 am will be marked tardy.

Partial School Day

Students arriving after 8:10 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 Emails

Staff                                 Position                                            Emails
Stephen Geresy               Principal                                   

Amie Burgess                  Admin Assistant / School Nurse

Andrea May                    Behavior Specialist                   

Carly Weir                       IEP Coordinator                        

Michelle Carlsen             SPED Assistant                        

Ashley Harley                 Assistant Behavior Coach      

Cameron Cheevers        English Teacher                      

Zachary Robinson          History Teacher                      

Tre Davis                        Science Teacher / Intervention Specialist

James Smith                   Math Teacher                            

Christopher Smith          Music Teacher                        

Eric Pedersen                 Gym Teacher                           

Catherine Danner          Career Readiness Teacher       

Mrs. Riley                       Instructional Aide                       






Board Meetings 2021 -2022


July 19, 2022 1660 Sternblock Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45237 4:00PM
September 6, 2022 5800 Salvia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224 4:00PM
November 1, 2022 1660 Sternblock Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45237 4:00PM
January 3, 2023 5800 Salvia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224 4:00PM
March 7, 2023 1660 Sternblock Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45237 4:00PM
May 2, 2023 5800 Salvia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224 4:00PM