Summit Academy Schools are tuition-free, non-profit community schools for alternative learners. They are specifically designed for students with AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and related challenges.
Summit Academy’s proven therapeutic academic program is designed to fulfill the academic, social, emotional, and physical requirements of students with special needs. The school is committed to providing an extraordinary, safe, and nurturing learning environment where students will reach their full potential.
Summit Academy Transitional High School serves children in 9th grade through 12th grade. We have small class sizes with a maximum of 18 students per classroom. Each classroom is staffed with a Highly Qualified Teacher and an Intervention Specialist
School Hours 7:40 am – 2:02 pm
Summit Academy Families,
The graduation committee is excited to announce that we will be holding our 2020 “Drive In Style” Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday June 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm at the Loveland United Methodist Church. We met with Minister Brad Olsen yesterday to discuss the details and we are extremely excited about how special we will be able to make this celebration for our students and families. We will keep you informed regarding pick up times for caps and gowns, as well as other details, as we develop the plan.
Please check our media sites for graduation information.
Congratulations Summit Academy THS- Cincinnati Class of 2020!!!
Your Summit Family
On Monday April 20, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine made the announcement that Ohio’s K-12 students will continue to attend school remotely for the remainder of the academic year. While our school buildings will remain closed, students will still be learning remotely through the last day of the school year. The last day of school will remain the same, Friday May 29, 2020.
I am sure that you share in our disappointment, as we were hopeful to see our students and provide some closure for this school year. We assure you; we will continue providing a variety of assignments and learning activities so that your child’s education may continue during the school calendar year. We ask that you please check with your children and make sure they complete these projects, so they stay on track with their education. If you have questions regarding the lesson assignments, please contact your child’s school.
We appreciate your support of your child’s education during our school closing.
Superintendent of Schools
Summit Academy Management
2018-2019 Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West’s Community Schools Center Sponsor Annual Report
The Student Handbook has been updated as of September / October board meetings. Please see the new updated handbook below.
Please check us out on facebook for up to date school information as well as our website.
After School Activities
Tutor Time (Intervention Specialists)
Thursday – 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm (starts 9/26/2019)
Art Club (Plaatje)
Friday – 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm (starts 9/13/2019)
Dungeons and Dragons / Anime Club (Plaatje)
Thursday – 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm (Starts 9/12/2019)
Music (Music Smith)
Wednesday and Friday – 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Full School Day – 8:00 am – 2:02 pm
In order to be credited with a full school day, students must arrive on time and be present until 2:24 pm.
Students arriving between 8:00 am – 8:30 am will be marked tardy.
Partial School Day
Students arriving after 8:30 am
|Consecutive Hours||Hours per month||Hours per year|
|Habitual Truancy||30 without legitimate excuse / AIT||42 without legitimate excuse / AIT||72 without legitimate excuse / AIT|
|Excessive Absences||38 with or without legitimate excuse||65 with or without legitimate excuse|
|Chronic Absenteeism||10% with or without legitimate excuse|
Summit Academy strives for excellence in many different areas. If students are set up to succeed, they will succeed. With the assistance of our parents/guardians, we are asking that this begin with the way students are dressed when coming to school. Our Dress Code ensures a professional appearance of students during school hours. Therefore, students need to be in, dress code, at all times on any part of school property, including arrival and dismissal. Parents/Guardians are asked to assist the student to be in proper attire daily.
Outerwear (i.e., coats, jackets, gloves, boots, hats) and book or gym bags must be stored in their locker during the school day.
Students are prohibited from bringing items such as digital music devices (I-pods, MP3 players, etc.) or pocket video games, iPads, tablets, etc. to school unless otherwise agreed upon by the IEP Team. Exceptions to this rule may be special occasions whereby the School Administrator or teacher gives permission (i.e. video game day). Parents should receive notice in advance.
No pocketknives, lighters, cigarettes, e-cigarettes or weapons of any type are allowed, and possession of such items may result in legal prosecution. If the student brings items of this type to school, they will be confiscated—the parent/guardian must come in to retrieve it and further disciplinary action may result.
We reserve the right to confiscate any and all electronic devices. Parents will be required to pick these items up if there are multiple offenses.
Summit Academy Management prefers that students not bring cell phones or other personal communication devices to school. However, we understand that some families want the students to have these during transit times to and from school. It is mandatory that these devices are turned in to the School Director or designee before the start of school. Permission to have a device must be granted by the School Director or a designee on a case by case basis. Summit Academy will not accept responsibility for any devices brought into the school. In emergencies, parents/guardians should only contact students through the school office at 513-541-4000. Students found using personal devices during class times will have them confiscated and they will only be released to the parent/guardian.
No Child Left Behind Act Information
Thank you for enrolling your child at Summit Academy Community School – Cincinnati. For your convenience, I am providing you with our school report card.
Cincinnati THS Annual Report 2017 2018
2017 2018 Annual Report CINTHS
If you would like a paper copy, they are available upon request. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you, Stephen Geresy
School Board Information
School Board Members:
Jeffery Anderson Board President
Cheryl Lee Board Vice President
Calub Brunner Board Director
Walter Henry Board Director
Josephine Howard Board Director
Emily Uhl Board Director
School Board Meeting Dates:
Meetings Begin at 4:00 pm
July 9, 2019 – 1660 Sternblock Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45237
September 3, 2019 – 5800 Salvia Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45224
November 5, 2019 – 1660 Sternblock Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45237
January 7, 2020 – 5800 Salvia Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
March 3, 2020 – 1660 Sternblock Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45237
May 5, 2020 – 5800 Salvia Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45224