Our Vision for Alternative Learners
Summit Academy Schools provide a structured safe-haven for alternative learners. Compassionate teachers deliver highly specialized curriculum designed to engage children where they are developmentally. With a therapeutic approach, Summit Academy Schools are a non-profit that foster belonging and social acceptance for every child.
At Summit Academy Youngstown Elementary, we make every effort to ensure that all students’ receive an outstanding educational experience that can be comparable if not better than the regular public school setting. We want to make the best possible educational choices for every unique child that walks through our doors. The building culture is based around the 7 Habits of Happy Kids and The Leader in Me. Our goal is to allow each child to become a leader of their own lives, both academically and behaviorally. We focus a lot of attention on ensuring that positive reinforcement is used consistently and the students understand that every action has a reaction, both positive and negative. We support students in making better behavior choices for themselves in order to grow more academically through the use of Starbucks and our school store. Each week the students earn and calculate the number of positive Pride bucks they have earned and can purchase fun items in the school store. We are passionate about what we do and hope you will choose us to be a part of your child’s academic journey!
All 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 disorders. This school is a non-profit school 501(c) (3).
Current Board Members for 2019-2020 School Year
Eric Jones Board President
Amber Bodrick Board Vice President
Joseph Gagliano Board Director
Kendra Godiciu Board Director
Jordan Shaver Board Director
Nicole Forte Board Director