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Akron Elementary Students Delight in Cheer Camp

“All the way to the top. That’s where we’re going to be. Summit Academy is the best you will ever see.” The cheer came through loud and clear from the voices of the 24 Summit Academy Akron Elementary students who participated in the school’s recent cheer camp. The free, four-day camp was led by nationally … Continued


Basketball Great-Turned Summit Academy Teacher Rallies for All Students

Wanda Ford delivers her authentic brand of optimism to students at Summit Academy Community School – Parma daily. Few of the school’s K-12 students know she holds a place in American history as a basketball great. Instead, they know her as Miss Wanda, their physical education teacher, the one with the upbeat attitude and belief … Continued


Summit Academy aims to become a school district of excellence in literacy

Curriculum Administrator Jessica Hahn and her colleagues want to transform Summit Academy into a school district of literacy excellence. The ambitious goal applies to both literacy instruction from staff members and literacy achievement by students. The goal is most certainly within reach, says Hahn, explaining that Summit Academy’s Reading Framework has already laid the groundwork … Continued


Mackenzie Bogaards joins Summit Academy Community School and Summit Academy Middle School – Columbus

Amid the new faces at Summit Academy, Mackenzie Bogaards’ is front and center at Summit Academy Community School and Summit Academy Middle School – Columbus. As the schools’ new administrative assistant, Bogaards is responsible for managing attendance and student records, responding to family inquiries, serving as Principal Cheryl Elliott’s right-hand associate and supporting a plethora … Continued


Vision is Everything at Summit Academy Secondary School -Youngstown

Kierra Williams, an aspiring entrepreneur and passionate baker, is starting the school year off by setting ambitious goals for her future: to attend college and open a bakery. Williams is a student at Summit Academy Secondary School – Youngstown. She and her classmates in teacher Brock Schaller’s social studies class got a jumpstart on the … Continued


Summit Academy – Youngstown Showers Students with First-Day-Back-to-School Fanfare

The first day back to school today at Summit Academy – Youngstown was not short on fanfare. One-by-one, students walked up a red carpet to their 144 N. Shenley Ave. school doors where they were greeted with hoorays, handshakes, applause, high-fives and even a couple of hugs from school administrators. Principal Rebecca “Becky” Ellis says … Continued


Summit Academy Schools Welcome New Directors

Kelly Cunningham, Rebecca Ellis, Tina Geygan, Jasmine Rengh and Amy Smialek have been named directors, respectively, of Summit Academy Community School – Painesville, Summit Academy – Youngstown, Summit Academy Transition High School – Columbus, Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Lorain and Summit Academy School – Lorain. The newly installed directors collectively expressed … Continued


Back-to-School Success

6 tips for easing into the new school year A few years ago, we published a story on back-to-school tips. Families and students found it helpful, so we refreshed our story and are pleased to share it once again … As summer slips by and back-to-school ads bombard in full force, anxiety tends to sneak … Continued



Jessica Hahn and Sara Schmidt advance as Curriculum Administrators for Summit Academy

Jessica Hahn and Sara Schmidt have been promoted as Curriculum Administrators for Summit Academy. Schmidt most recently served as an instructional coach for Summit Academy Community School – Dayton and Hahn as a literacy coach for Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Middletown. Jessica Hahn With a focus on reading, Hahn will work … Continued


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