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Summit Academy – Canton Float to Debut in Pro Football HOF Parade

Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Canton and Summit Academy Secondary School – Canton are preparing to make a grand greeting to the public this coming weekend. Ready to represent Summit Academy with bells on, students and staff from both schools and administration will ride a festive green-and-gold float by Creative Floats of … Continued


Summit Academy Community School – Painesville to host open interviews

Summit Academy Community School – Painesville will host open interviews for teaching and administrative staff positions for the 2022-2023 school year. Principal Kelly Cunningham encourages educators with a passion for special education and desire to work in a nurturing environment to apply. Open interviews for elementary and middle school teachers as well as administrative staff, … Continued



Summer Food Program Notice

Summit Academy Schools will not be offering the summer food program to the following cities: Akron Canton Cincinnati Columbus Dayton Lorain Middletown Painesville Parma Toledo Xenia   Warren and Youngstown will offer the summer food program.  


Beloved School Director Trina Moore to Begin New Career Chapter

After 21 years at Summit Academy, beloved educator Trina Moore will turn the page to a new chapter in her impactful career. Called to teach at an early age, Moore says she has always felt at home in the classroom. She describes her childhood days playing teacher to her cousins. “I would ask them to … Continued


Brian Pendleton Elected as SAM Board Director Emeritus

Sociologist Dr. Brian Pendleton,  a co-founder of Summit Academy’s signature Therapeutic Martial Arts Program, has been elected as a Director Emeritus of the Summit Academy Management Board. Dr. Pendleton’s rich history with Summit Academy spans with service of over a decade on the board, including four years as president. A Professor Emeritus of Sociology at … Continued


Life is a Highway

Game of Life brings real-world triumphs and tribulations to Summit Academy Middle School – Columbus students Life is a highway. Life is what you make it. Life throws curveballs. Life is but a dream. No matter which catchy line about life you favor, all hold nuggets of truth. Students at Summit Academy Middle School – … Continued


Mari Dew to serve as Summit Academy Curriculum Director, beginning July 1

Current Summit Academy Curriculum Administrator Mari Dew will advance to the position of Curriculum Director, beginning July 1. Dew’s strong work ethic, expertise and loyalty to Summit Academy Schools and students pave the way for her well-deserved advancement, says Executive Director of Curriculum Heather Singer. Dew has been described as a quintessential educator. She joined … Continued



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