Summit Academy aims to become a school district of excellence in literacy

Curriculum Administrator Jessica Hahn and her colleagues want to transform Summit Academy into a school district of literacy excellence. The ambitious goal applies to both literacy instruction from staff members and literacy achievement by students. The goal is most certainly within reach, says Hahn, explaining that Summit Academy’s Reading Framework has already laid the groundwork … Continued


National Dog Day – Summit Edition

Today is National Dog Day! Summit Academy is lucky to have four Service/Therapy Dogs in our buildings!   Mr. Miyagi, a young 16-year-old Shibu Inu, graces the hallways of the administration office in Akron. Mr. Miyagi enjoys naps, treats, and the occasional pat on the head. Barkley is 3 1/2 years old with the personality … Continued


Back-to-School Success

6 tips for easing into the new school year A few years ago, we published a story on back-to-school tips. Families and students found it helpful, so we refreshed our story and are pleased to share it once again … As summer slips by and back-to-school ads bombard in full force, anxiety tends to sneak … Continued


Jessica Hahn and Sara Schmidt advance as Curriculum Administrators for Summit Academy

Jessica Hahn and Sara Schmidt have been promoted as Curriculum Administrators for Summit Academy. Schmidt most recently served as an instructional coach for Summit Academy Community School – Dayton and Hahn as a literacy coach for Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Middletown. Jessica Hahn With a focus on reading, Hahn will work … Continued



Summer Food Program Notice

Summit Academy Schools will not be offering the summer food program to the following cities: Akron Canton Cincinnati Columbus Dayton Lorain Middletown Painesville Parma Toledo Xenia   Warren and Youngstown will offer the summer food program.  


Navigating new phases after high school – Easing transitions for students with autism

Graduating from high school can be an inspiring yet daunting rite of passage for most teens, particularly those with autism. Determining which post-graduation option is the best fit should be a step-by-step process for young adults with autism, say Summit Academy Schools educators, dedicated to teaching students who learn differently. They share their top seven … Continued


Education in Bloom

Dashes of bright pink watercolor fill tree branches in a collection of student paintings. The pictures represent a celebration of spring and lessons about science, art and cherry blossoms at Summit Academy Community School – Warren. Teacher Laurie Coy seized the National Cherry Blossom Festival as a teachable moment. The annual event is underway now … Continued


Kids and Cardinals

  If any bird sticks out from the crowd – or rather, the flock – it is Ohio’s state bird, the cardinal. Summit Academy Community School – Warren teacher Laurie Coy led the school’s students in a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) lesson geared to celebrate and examine the fancy red-feathered bird. Students learned … Continued


Warren Sixth Graders Discuss Slavery, Create Freedom Quilts During Black History Month

It’s the difficult, uncomfortable conversations that are often most necessary. Summit Academy Community School – Warren teacher William McSuley says this creed led to his decision to focus his sixth-grade Black History Month lessons on slavery. “I’m passionate about making sure my students learn and understand about slavery and those who fought against it,” says … Continued


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