Summit Academy Transition High School – Cincinnati

Public Notice – Local Professional Development Committee Meeting – May 6

Office Hours

Monday – Friday

7:30 am – 3:30 pm

School Hours 

Monday – Thursday

7:35 am – 3:23 pm

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Dear Parent/Caregiver of Students on IEPs,

The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (ODEW) would like to invite you to participate in a short, 25 question survey about your involvement in your student’s education.  Research suggests that parental involvement is a key predictor of positive educational outcomes. You may be eligible to participate if your child has an IEP and receives special education services.  The purpose of collecting this information is to improve services for students with disabilities across Ohio.  If you are eligible to participate and you enroll in the study, you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card.  Your chance of winning a gift card is approximately 2.0%.  Please click on this link or use the QR (Quick Response) code (see below) to find out more about the survey and if you are eligible.


David Julian, Ph.D.

Special Education Family Survey Director

(Collecting surveys on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education)

Important Dates


April 18, 2024 – Field Trip to Dayton Air Force Museum

April 25, 2024 – 4th Quarter Midterms

April 25, 2024 – Spirit Day – Class Wars

Thursday, April 25, 2024 – Spirit Day – Class Wars

Thursday, May 2, 2024 – Spirit Day – Star Wars

Monday, May 6, 2024 – All School Trip to the Zoo

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – Senior Pictures (during school)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – Senior Math Trip to Home Depot

Monday, May 13, 2024 – Senior Finals and last day to turn in work.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – Senior Trip

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – Graduation Rehearsal  

Thursday, May 16, 2024 – Graduation – St. Clare Parish – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 – Awards Ceremony – In the Gym – 1:00 pm

Thursday, May 22, 2024 – End of the Year Picnic – In the Gym – 10:30 am – 1:00 pm


It is already time to share graduation information! Your seniors last days of high school are coming close and although we are very proud of their accomplishments, we will miss them greatly. The following are some details to make note of.


  1. Senior Pictures will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
  2. Caps and Gowns are provided by Summit Academy and will be sent home on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
  3. Senior Math Trip to Home Depot, Wednesday, May 8, 2024.
  4. Final exams are May 13, 2024 (Seniors must still attend school)
  5. Last day for seniors to turn in all work is May 13, 2024.
  6. Senior Trip May 14, 2024, Scene 75, Milford Ohio.
  7. Seniors will have graduation rehearsal May 15, 2024, please meet at the Summit Academy High School at 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Graduation Details:

When: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time: 6pm – Graduates need to arrive at 5:30pm and go to the school. All guests will go to the church.

Where:  St. Clare Parish 1443 Cedar Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

Senior Pictures: May 7, 2024, during school hours. Seniors will be called to put on their caps and gowns and get individual and group pictures done.

Caps and Gowns: May 7, 2024. Caps, gowns, and tassels will be sent home with students. Hang gowns up and let the steam from the shower unwrinkle them. DO NOT IRON they will melt.

Home Depot Trip: May 8, 2024, Math trip to Home Depot.

Final Exams: May 13, 2024, all seniors must come to school to take any final tests and turn in all finished assignments.

Senior Trip: May 14, 2024, Seniors will not report to school they will be transported by their parent or guardian to This trip is a privilege for seniors who have shown consistent positive behavior throughout the school year and up to the date of the trip. Mr. Geresy and the administration team will notify students prior to the trip if they will be able to attend.

Graduation Rehearsal: All graduating seniors must be at school at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for a graduation rehearsal. Seniors will not be permitted to hang out at the school.

Graduation: May 16, 2024, at 6:00 pm. All graduating seniors must be at the school at 5:30 pm in their cap and gown. Please leave all personal belongings with your guardian. All guests go to the St. Claire Parish. The ceremony will start promptly at 6:00 pm don’t be late.

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 – 3:23 pm

In order to be credited with a full school day, students must arrive on time and be present until 3:23 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

Ashley Harley                 Behavior Specialist                   

Carly McGee                       IEP Coordinator                        

Michelle Carlsen             SPED Assistant                        

Cameron Cheevers        English Teacher                      

Zachary Robinson          History Teacher                      

Tre Davis                        Science Teacher / Intervention Specialist

James Smith                   Math Teacher                            

Jeffery Elam                    Humanities Teacher                  

Eric Pedersen                 Gym/ Health Teacher              

Sahara Walton                Art Teacher                              

Mrs. Riley                       Instructional Aide                    


Board Meetings 2021 -2022


July 18, 2023 1660 Sternblock Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45237 4:00PM
September 5, 2023 5800 Salvia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224 4:00PM
November 7, 2023 1660 Sternblock Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45237 4:00PM
January 23, 2024 5800 Salvia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224 4:00PM
March 5, 2024 1660 Sternblock Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45237 4:00PM
May 7, 2024 5800 Salvia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224 4:00PM