ummit 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
The Student Handbook has been updated as of September / October board meetings. Please see the new updated handbook below.
It is already time to share graduation information! Your seniors last days of high school are coming to a close and although we are very proud of their accomplishments we will miss them greatly. The following are some details to make note of.
- Final exams are May 13, May 14, May 15 and May 16, although, if a senior has an A in the class they are exempt from the exam.
- Last day for seniors to turn in all work is May 16, 2019.
- Seniors will have graduation rehearsal May 21, 2019, please meet at College Hill Presbyterian Church at 9:00 am.
- Caps, Gowns, and 10 invitations are provided by Summit Academy and will be sent home with seniors when they arrive.
- Families may invite as many people to the graduation as they wish but Summit will only provide 10 free invitations per senior.
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 6pm – Graduates need to arrive at 5:30pm and enter the Sanctuary.
Only graduates will be allowed into the sanctuary prior to 5:45 pm.
Where: College Hill Presbyterian Church 5742 Hamilton Ave Cincinnati, OH 45224
**Reception immediately following graduation**
“End of the Year Awards Day and Family Picnic”
We will have the main dish, water on ice and games and activities for a fun filled day! Bring a side dish to share and a drink that you want for your family. (Main dish and water bottles will be provided) Please join us as we celebrate our accomplishments and the beginning of summer vacation!!
Where: Summit Academy Gym/Parking Lot
When: May 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 1:00
Students and families are to arrive at school at 10:00 am together. The school will not be open earlier.
Please fill out the information on the next page and return to school no later than
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
PROJECT STIR™ TRAINING
[STEPS TOWARD INDEPENDENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY]
Holiday Inn – West Chester
5800 Muhlhauser Road, 45069
This event is FREE for Hamilton County residents
IMPORTANT: If you live outside Hamilton County and would like to attend, email
This training is designed to provide you and your ally tools to
advocate for yourself, connect with others, and gain leadership skills.
Speaking up about employment (a job) and other things important to you
Knowing yourself and standing up for yourself
Communicating (effective and non-effective ways)
Solving Problems (individually and as a group)
Rights and responsibilities
Tools to help you find a job
Learn to start or strengthen a local network group
Plan next steps for training and leading others
For more information or to register visit
Educational, Training and Vocational Options after High School
Are you a parent, caregiver or professional working with youth and young adults who have developmental disabilities, complex medical and/or behavioral needs and/or chronic health conditions and would like to learn more about Educational, Training and Vocational Options after High School for your child?
Then this in-depth, interactive and FREE session is for YOU!
Order Your Official Summit Academy Transition H.S. Cincinnati Uniform Today!
PURCHASE YOUR EXCLUSIVE SCHOOL UNIFORM ITEMS IN THE APPROVED SCHOOL COLORS !
Place Your Order Via Telephone or Through Our Online Store:
PURCHASE YOUR EXCLUSIVE UNIFORM ITEMS IN THE APPROVED SCHOOL COLORS WITH FREE SHIPPING AT THE FOLLOWING DATES!
June 25, 2018 – July 6, 2018 / July 30, 2018 – August 13, 2018
August 31, 2018 – September 7, 2018 !
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/
Please check us out on facebook for up to date school information as well as our website.
After School Activities
Tutor Time (Intervention Specialists)
Monday & Thursday – 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Basketball Club (Coach Jenkins)
Monday & Thursday – 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Anime Club (Sensei McDonald)
Mondays 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
German Club (Sensei McDonald)
Alternating Thursdays 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Art Club (Mrs. Thornton)
Thursdays 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Martial Arts Club (Sensei McDonald)
Wednesdays 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
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 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
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 10, 2018 – 1660 Sternblock Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45237
September 4, 2018 – 5800 Salvia Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45224
November 6, 2018 – 1660 Sternblock Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45237
January 8, 2019 – 5800 Salvia Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
March 5, 2019 – 1660 Sternblock Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45237
May 2, 2019 – 5800 Salvia Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45224