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Rock On – 4Hands program puts rock band instruments in the hands of promising young Cincinnati musicians

Ten years ago, on the streets of New Orleans, 5-year-old Hassan Patin danced to a drummer’s beat. The street musician’s da-dum-da-dum-da-dum moved Patin, body and soul, he says. “I felt the rhythm of the drum under my feet,” recalls Louisiana native Patin, now a sophomore at Summit Academy Transition High School – Cincinnati. Today, Patin’s … Continued



Summit Academy Names Four New Principals

Summit Academy Schools welcome new principals Lisa Brown, Michelle Brunner, Kristen McClanahan-Parkes and Keegan Schoen. Respectively, they will serve the students, families and staff of Summit Academy Transition High School- Dayton, Summit Academy Community School – Cincinnati Elementary, Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Middletown Elementary, and Summit Academy Community School for Alternative … Continued


Summit Academy 2020 Graduates – A Class Act

Amid a historic period marked by a national pandemic and school closures across the nation, 205 Summit Academy seniors earned their high school diplomas this year. In celebrations ranging from parades and drive-in ceremonies to virtual and small-scale commencements, graduates received accolades for their accomplishments and inspirational advice from teachers, staff members and administrators. Meanwhile, … Continued


Summit Academy Schools Announce Openings for Families Seeking Special Education

As enrollment opens at many school districts, Summit Academy Schools announce openings for families with children in grades K-12 seeking special education. In all, 24 Summit Academy Schools span Ohio, including Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Middleton, Painesville, Parma, Toledo, Warren, Xenia, and Youngstown. With academic and administrative staff members who are deeply committed … Continued


Youngstown Valedictorian, Singer-Songwriter Defines Her Moment in Time

“I feel like it’s my time, I’m gonna make it. My gut is very strong and I can’t shake it. I feel like it’s my time and I won’t waste it.” When Youngstown singer-songwriter Ashanti Harris wrote these lyrics to her song “My Time” in April, she had just received the news that she was … Continued


Summit Academy Management Names Mark Vlacovsky Vice President of Finance

Summit Academy Management is pleased to announce that Mark Vlacovsky has joined SAM as Vice President of Finance. Vlacovsky served on the Summit Academy Management Board of Directors for the past year. Concurrently, he worked as an accountant for George J. Randall, CPA, Inc. in Hiram. In this position, Vlacovsky was responsible for client development … Continued




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