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


Summit Academy – Youngstown Showers Students with First-Day-Back-to-School Fanfare

The first day back to school today at Summit Academy – Youngstown was not short on fanfare. One-by-one, students walked up a red carpet to their 144 N. Shenley Ave. school doors where they were greeted with hoorays, handshakes, applause, high-fives and even a couple of hugs from school administrators. Principal Rebecca “Becky” Ellis says … Continued


Summit Academy Schools Welcome New Directors

Kelly Cunningham, Rebecca Ellis, Tina Geygan, Jasmine Rengh and Amy Smialek have been named directors, respectively, of Summit Academy Community School – Painesville, Summit Academy – Youngstown, Summit Academy Transition High School – Columbus, Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Lorain and Summit Academy School – Lorain. The newly installed directors collectively expressed … 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.  


Teamwork and generosity make Youngstown Community Closet a grand success

Dozens of shoes, clothing items, household goods, hygiene products and furniture pieces went to Youngstown residents in need thanks to the Summit Academy – Youngstown Elementary Community Closet held April 2. “We had an amazing turnout. Families of Summit Academy and members of the community enjoyed themselves and they are all looking forward to our … Continued


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


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