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


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


Vendor Fair Promises to Expand Experiences for Dayton Community School Students

Materials for therapy dog sessions, classroom pizza parties, candy grams, science experiments and state testing snack packs – these are just a few of the wish list items Summit Academy Community School – Dayton hopes to bring to students through its upcoming vendor fair. Sponsored by the Parents Teachers Students Together organization, the fair will take place Saturday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school dojo, 4126 … Continued


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Board-breaking helps students tap superpower

As the school year winds down, Summit Academy’s therapeutic martial arts program kicks into high gear with several celebratory board-breaking ceremonies. When Summit Academy students first start their therapeutic martial arts instruction in their school’s respective dojo, they begin their journey with a white belt. Students can earn as many as 13 belts over time. … Continued



6 Myths and Facts about Autism

Like the puzzle pieces commonly used to symbolize autistic individuals as perplexing, autism tends to engender misunderstanding. Summit Academy Community School – Dayton Behavior Specialist, Em Ellis, LSW, who works with and advocates for autistic children, says the name change of the nationally recognized month – from Autism Awareness Month to Autism Acceptance Month – … 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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