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 – 2:24 pm
The Student Handbook has been updated as of September / October board meetings. Please see the new updated handbook below.
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Place Your Order Via Telephone or Through Our Online Store:
Call : 1-800-249-5275 and our customer support representatives will be happy to assist in placing your order – OR – go to our dedicated uniform store:
Online Store http://summitacademyhscincinnati.epluno.com/
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It’s that time of year where we need to get your input on how we are doing. We want to make sure that you are satisfied with the environment that your child is getting their education. Also these forms help with school funding. If you could please take 5 minutes to complete the attached survey and return it to school by Monday, February 26, 2018 it would be greatly appreciated. All students who return the survey by the due date will receive an out of uniform pass.
Come join us for some thrills and chills on
February 23, 2018 from 2:30 pm- 5:30pm
Games, movies and dancing will be right after school at:
Summit Academy Cincinnati Transition High School
Ticket prices are $5
(Cash Only, No Checks)
Pizza and drinks will be included in the ticket price
Permission slips can be returned to Ms. Burgess starting
February 20, 2018 – February 23, 2018
We have come to the time of year where we begin our process of re-enrolling students for next school year. We are sending home the intent to re-enroll form for the 2018 -2019 school year. Please fill out the attached form with your plan for next school year. All forms must be returned by Wednesday, March 21 2018. On that date we will begin open enrollment to other families and you may lose your spot for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
**Some new classes being offered, so please read carefully …
- For all classes you must register to attend: Jennifer Gastright @ 513/636.2742; or
|Wednesday, January 17th
THE OTHER “A” WORD: ANXIETY AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS/
Instructors: Jennifer Smith, PsyD, Psychologist-TKOC
& Outreach Coordinator
|Wednesday, January 31st
|Easing the Stress of HealthCare, Introduction to Child Life and
Care Team (ACT)
This 2-hour session will focus on strategies to help make healthcare easier for children who have developmental disabilities and will cover special supports available at Cincinnati Children’s, including child life services and the ACT program.
Instructor: Emily Jones, Child Life Specialist III Adaptive Care Team
|Monday, February 12th
*More Classes on back
|HOW TO HELP REGULATE SENSORY SYSTEMS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH ASD/DD
This 2-hour session will focus on common sensory sensitivities demonstrated by individuals with ASD/DD of all ages and practical strategies used to address these sensitivities.
Instructor: Amy Johnson, OTD, OTR/L
Education Specialist II-Occupational-Physical Therapy
|Tuesday, February 13th
Strategies For Building Hygiene and Self-Care Skills In Boys
Instructor: Amie Duncan, PhD, Psychologist-TKOC
|Two Part Class:
Wednesday, February 21st
Wednesday, February 28th
Must be able to attend both sessions, to register
Charting The LifeCourse:
The Power of
This first 2-hour session will focus on how to help individuals and families of all ages to develop a vision for good life. In this workshop you will work with other families and professionals to begin to identify: what you need to know and do, how to find or develop supports and discover what it takes to live the lives you want to live.
This second 2-hour session you will work and brainstorm with other families and professionals using the LifeCourse Trajectory, Star and One Page profile to begin to create a way to identify action steps from the vision and share the vision with others.
Instructor: Celia Schloemer, MA, Family Support Coordinator
After School Activities
Tutor Time (Intervention Specialists)
Tutor Time will meet every Monday and Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30.
Basketball Club (Coach Jenkins)
Practice will be every Monday and Thursday from 2:30 – 3:20 pm
Music Programs (Ms. McCoy)
Practice Tuesday and Friday from 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Spanish Club (Ms. Gonzalez)
Meeting Every other Wednesday form 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Full School Day – 8:00 am – 2:24 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
Attendance Reward Plan
*Based on Daily Attendance
*Grade Level Based Charting
* Gold Star – On Time or/and Excused Tardy
* Blue Star – Excused Absents / Excused Partial Day Absents
*No Star – Unexcused Absents / Unexcused Partial day Absents / Unexcused Tardy
*All Gold Stars – Out of Uniform Pass
*Any Blue Stars with Gold Stars – Jeans Pass
*Any combination containing an unexcused – No reward
*Grade level with the highest % of Gold Stars will win a reward to be determined on a monthly basis
1. Achieve 3000 for Reading Comprehension
Log-in to: https://portal.achieve3000.com/index
2. Khan Academy (currently for learning math concepts, applications and algebra)
Log-in to: https://www.khanacademy.org/
What it’s like to learn math: https://www.khanacademy.org/resources/parents- mentors-1/helping-your-child/v/learning-math-on-khan-academy
3. Ohio Department of Education
Log-in to: http://education.ohio.gov/
Click on Parents or Testing and you will find links to important information
A. OGT Practice Tests and Questions
B. End of Course Practice Test Questions
Access Testing Portal: http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/
Practice Tests: http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/students-and-families/
C. Alternate Assessments
Access Portal for Practice Tasks: http://oh.portal.airast.org/oh_alt/
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 a link to view our school report card.
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
In general, school dress should ensure the welfare, safety, and enhance a positive image of our students and school. Students are expected to practice good personal hygiene and have clean clothing and footwear that meets dress code standards. Any form of dress or grooming that attracts undue attention, distracts from instruction and/or interferes with health and safety will be considered unacceptable and the student will be referred to the School Administrator.
Outerwear (i.e., coats, jackets, gloves, boots, hats) and book or gym bags must be stored in the assigned location during the school day.
Acceptable dress code:
Parents will be called if a student is out of uniform to bring that child appropriate clothes. If parents cannot bring proper uniform students will spend the day in in-school suspension. If you have any questions please call the office.
Students are only allowed to have phones / electronics at school if they are turned off and put away. Students who don’t comply during school hours will have their phone / electronic confiscated. First time the phone will be returned to the student at the end of the day, second time the parent will have to come and pick up the phone any time after that the principal will schedule a conference to discuss further actions to be taken.
Also just a reminder that students must be in uniform. They must wear dress pants and a summit shirt. It is getting cold and students may not wear their coats in school. They can either wear a shirt under their summit shirt or order a summit sweatshirt. Students will be given the chance to get in uniform, or wear clothes that we have for them if they don’t comply parents will be called to bring proper clothes. First time students will be given an automatic lunch detention, second time the will get an after-school detention, after that parents will be called in for a meeting.
If you have any questions or concerns please call the office.
School Board Information
School Board Members:
Jeffery Anderson Board President
Cheryl Lee Board Vice President
Melissa Cutter Board Director
Walter Henry Board Director
Bernita Ector Board Director
Michelle Brunner Board Director
School Board Meeting Dates:
Meetings Begin at 4:00 pm
July 11, 2017 – 1660 Sternblock Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45237
September 5, 2017 – 5800 Salvia Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45224
November 7, 2017 – 1660 Sternblock Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45237
January 2, 2018 – 5800 Salvia Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
March 6, 2018 – 1660 Sternblock Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45237
May 1, 2018 – 5800 Salvia Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45224