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Parma PE Teacher Wanda Ford Named Coach of the Year

Wanda Ford, a basketball legend and physical education teacher for Summit Academy Community School – Parma, was named Coach of the Year in youth basketball by the City of Parma. She received the honor on March 25 at Parma City Hall from Mayor Tim DeGeeter, Ward 4 Councilwoman Kelly Zacharias and Director of Parks and … Continued

5 Things You Might Not Know About Autism

While awareness about autism has developed over time, misconceptions surrounding this common condition still linger. Experts from Summit Academy, an Ohio leader in K-12 special education with an emphasis on autism and ADHD, weigh in with five key, yet relatively unknown, facts about autism. 1. Autism affects girls, too. The proverbial cat may finally be … Continued

Playground Promise Keepers

“I think we should get a slide for the playground … a slide is fun,” wrote Summit Academy Community School  – Parma student Vivienne Schoger as part of a persuasive letter-writing assignment. The second grader’s narrative conveys a viewpoint shared by many of her fellow school community members. Since last summer, Principal Noriliz Santiago has … Continued

Summit Academy social workers express a common denominator: a calling to help others

For Social Work Month, we went behind the scenes with Summit Academy’s amazing social workers and counselors. We asked them what they like most about social work and counseling, why they enjoy working for Summit Academy and what attracted them to their profession. We discovered a common theme among them, a desire to help others. … Continued

Dungeons and Dragons club sparks imagination, strategies and friendships at Akron Secondary

Inside an imaginary amusement park created by Summit Academy Secondary School – Akron senior Elijah King, fellow senior Brandon Gaylord examines the scene. Here, people are perched on stools, conversing about a building basement. Elijah informs Brandon about the basement’s many unexplored nooks and crannies. Filling in as the Dungeons & Dragons master, Elijah describes … Continued

Leo Hyland selected as executive director of the Summit Educational Foundation

The Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) has named Leo Hyland as its executive director. Leo brings an extensive professional background in education leadership and mission advancement. Leo most recently served as the president of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School where he worked collaboratively with the school’s Executive and Foundation Boards. Prior, he was the president of … Continued

Summit Academy Canton Elementary Makes State’s High-Performing Community School List

Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Canton was among 59 community schools in Ohio – and the only community elementary school in Greater Canton– to receive a high-performance ranking by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce. The designation is based on results of the 2022-2023 Ohio School Report Cards. In all, there … Continued

RFP / Psychological Testing and Related Services

January 29, 2024 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 Schools are non-profit community schools for alternative learners. The Summit Academy Schools are specifically designed … Continued

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