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Summit Academy Educators to Present Research on National Stage

The pandemic challenged teachers and students alike to look at education differently. For autistic children, the unexpected school shutdown nationwide presented distinct obstacles and opportunities. Summit Academy Management’s Erica Richley-Duda, MSEd, LPPCC-S and Caitlin Keener, MSW, LSW will share research they conducted, during the pandemic, aimed at improving the academic functioning of students learning remotely. … Continued


A Trying Year Brings Great Accomplishments as Summit Academy Students Graduate

Commencement ceremonies for Summit Academy’s 194 graduates were in full swing during the past few weeks. The students’ achievements are testaments to their resilience and dedication, says Summit Academy Management CEO John Guyer. “Our students demonstrated incredible perseverance and dedication through this past year of uncertainty and countless challenges,” Guyer said. “I am immensely proud … Continued


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


Summit Academy Community School – Painesville to Host Resource Fair

Therapeutic martial arts demonstrations, a “tour” of a Painesville City Fire Department truck and a treasure trove of helpful resources to make local citizens’ lives easier and maybe even a bit more enjoyable will highlight a free Community Resource Fair. Hosted by Summit Academy Community School – Painesville, the family-focused event will take place Tuesday, … Continued


A Tribute to Summit Academy Co-founder Donald Thorne

Summit Academy Management mourns the loss and celebrates the legacy of one of its founding fathers, Donald Thorne, who passed earlier this week. Thorne was instrumental in establishing Summit Academy in 1998-1999, along with Peter DiMezza and James Winkleman. According to Winkleman, the trio founded Summit Academy in response to demand and interest among Ohio … Continued


Summit Academy Dayton Transition High School Announces Openings for New Students

As enrollment opens at many school districts, Summit Academy Dayton Transition High School announces openings for local families with children in grades 9-12, particularly those seeking special education. “The most unique thing about our school is that it is more like a family. It isn’t a rigid traditional high school. It’s very individualized to meet … Continued


New Sensory Pathway Gets High Marks at Columbus Community and Middle School

As they hopped along lily pads, jumped on stars, twirled, and walked steadfastly across a mock balance beam yesterday, students gave a thumbs-up to Summit Academy Community and Middle School – Columbus’ new sensory pathway. Thoughtfully placed in hallways between classrooms, the school’s colorful, creative new addition provides students an avenue where they can refocus … 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


Clearpass RFP

Summit Academy Management is currently soliciting proposals to design, develop, and implement Aruba’s Clearpass product. The goal of this project is to deploy Clearpass using best practices to secure, dynamically segment, and gain visibility into our wired and wireless networks. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from various candidate … Continued


Sowing Scholastic Success

An outdoor classroom is about to bloom at Summit Academy Community School – Cincinnati thanks to $2,300 in grants, including $1,300 from the City of Cincinnati and $1,000 from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The funding makes way for two 4- x 8-foot raised garden beds along the back side of the Sternblock Lane school. There, … Continued


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