Summit Academy

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. All Summit Academy Schools are tuition-free and are specifically designed for students with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and related learning or developmental challenges.

Operating as usual

10/25/2022

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Congratulations to Wanda Ford, PE teacher at Summit Academy Community School – Parma, who will be inducted into the Sports Legends of Cleveland Hall of Fame 2022 on October 29.

β€œThis recognition is a testament to the impact you made and the leadership you provided. I hope you are proud of your contribution to the CMSD (Cleveland Metropolitan School District) Athletics, as you will be enshrined for years to come as a symbol of success for the Cleveland community,” wrote Sports Legends of Cleveland Founder Nicole Antoinette in a letter notifying Wanda of her honor.

Wanda is an alumna of CMSD’s East Technical High School.

Congratulations, again, Wanda on your outstanding achievement!

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10/24/2022

Fall is proof that change is beautiful! 🍁

Military veterans to bring practical life skills lessons to Summit Academy – Toledo high school boys - Summit Academies 10/19/2022

Military veterans to bring practical life skills lessons to Summit Academy – Toledo high school boys - Summit Academies

High school students at Summit Academy -Toledo will learn how to tie a necktie and change a tire as well as sit for stylish haircuts, all courtesy of the Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity Inc.

Find out more about the exciting and purposeful life skills event happening this week: https://summitacademies.org/blog/2022/10/17/military-veterans-to-bring-practical-life-skills-lessons-to-summit-academy-toledo-high-school-boys/.

Congratulations to Principal Murphy and her team!

Military veterans to bring practical life skills lessons to Summit Academy – Toledo high school boys - Summit Academies High school students at Summit Academy – Toledo will learn how to tie a necktie and change a tire as well as sit for stylish haircuts, all courtesy of the Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity Inc. Five members of the fraternity, open to veterans who have served at least two years of service with honora...

Photos from Summit Academy's post 10/18/2022

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Students at Summit Academy Community School – PAINESVILLE were beaming with pride at their September 30 pep rally where Sensei Sam led them in the school cheer, β€œSummit Academy Pride!”

The students were presented with bronze, silver and gold certificates based on their level of achievement for positive behavior.

Every student received a certificate and some earned a Blue Star Award for outstanding leadership and excellence in martial arts.

Congratulations to the Painesville!
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10/17/2022

October is about trees revealing colors they've hidden all year.

People have an October as well!

Lorain Middle/Secondary School Culture Coordinator Inspires Students to Believe in Themselves - Summit Academies 10/14/2022

Lorain Middle/Secondary School Culture Coordinator Inspires Students to Believe in Themselves - Summit Academies

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"I’ve been through it and I’ve made it … I want to empower students to believe in themselves that they can too."

Lorain Middle/Secondary School Culture Coordinator Kyriece Brooks has much to offer the school community in his new role. We are honored to share his story:

https://summitacademies.org/blog/2022/10/13/lorain-middle-secondary-school-culture-coordinator-inspires-students-to-believe-in-themselves/.

Lorain Middle/Secondary School Culture Coordinator Inspires Students to Believe in Themselves - Summit Academies Inside a Summit Academy School – Lorain classroom, Kyriece Brooks shares bits and pieces of his personal story with the school’s students. They open up, reciprocating with extracts of their own. Tears fall. Bonds of common ground and hope begin to form. Sharing his painful past from a place of e...

Photos from Summit Academy's post 10/12/2022

Students fashioned crushed Oreo cookies with gummy worms, pudding, Smacks cereal, and chocolate chips as soil layers in Tria Hummel’s third-grade class at Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners – Canton.

β€œAs we were learning about soil layers, the class decided to go the extra mile,” Mrs. Hummel explained, describing the edible lesson. β€œThe students had a lot of fun and the worms were delicious.”

10/11/2022

Summit Snippets is here!

Read about the latest activities going on at Summit Academy here: https://conta.cc/3MoYhAZ!

10/10/2022

It's World Mental Health Day.

Remember to be kind to your mind. Your mental health matters!

10/07/2022

The Summit Academy Secondary School – Akron Steel Drum Band will perform at NAMI Summit County Walks Your Way, A United Day of Hope, Saturday, Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Stile Athletics Field House on The University of Akron campus.

Come out to enjoy these talented student musicians and support a worthwhile cause!

10/06/2022

TESTIMONIAL THURSDAY!

Good news is the best news!

Do you have a compliment you’d like to share about Summit Academy?

Do you have a family member or friend who would like to put in a good word as well?

Testimonials are welcomed at https://summitacademies.org/testimonials-honest-feedback/.

10/05/2022

To our Teachers:

In recognition of World Teachers' Day, please allow me to express my gratitude for everything you do in our schools.

Educating students in our complex world, with so many distractions, is difficult.

Our general and special education teachers have another layer of challenges serving students with special needs.

We appreciate everything you do, and we know that our organization wouldn’t exist without you.

With sincere thanks,
Amy Cole
VP of Human Resources

10/04/2022

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10/02/2022

On National Custodian Day and every day, thank you to our TDG Facilities Services team for all the wonderful work you do!

Happy National Custodian Day!

Photos from Summit Academy's post 10/01/2022

Hey Youngstown!

Stop by and support Youngstown Secondary at the Ohio NonViolence Week Parade tomorrow at 3pm in downtown Youngstown!

We hope to see you there!

09/29/2022

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TELL US SOMETHING GOOD THURSDAY

Do you have a compliment you’d like to share
about Summit Academy?

Please submit your testimonial at
https://summitacademies.org/testimonials-honest-feedback/ so it can be shared publicly to let others know just how wonderful Summit Academy is!

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09/28/2022

🌱🌿 Summit Academy Akron Elementary School General Education Teacher Amy Norris and Intervention Specialist Mary Hawthorne and their fourth graders are ready to start a school garden!

The raised garden beds are already installed and a generous donation of soil from E&H Ace Hardware Ellet is in place.

We will β€œdig” for more details on this β€œgrowing” story and share them as they sprout.

Thank you E&H Ace Hardware Ellet for the generous donation! 🌱🌿

Photos from Summit Academy's post 09/27/2022

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Fourth- and fifth-grade students in Cheryl Smith’s class at Summit Academy Community School – Dayton have taken their solar system studies to the sidewalks.

They created scaled chalk drawings of the planets and their relative distance from each other using a tape measure.

β€œThey even included the asteroid belt. They were amazed at the size and magnitude of the amazing world beyond our planet,” said Ms. Smith, noting that the students worked as a team on the unit, which coincided with NASA’s Artemis mission developments.

Space rocks!

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09/26/2022

It's Motivational Monday!

#SAMotivationalMonday

09/23/2022

Happy Friday! September 23's edition of Summit Snippets has been published!

Read about what is going on here: https://conta.cc/3famleu

09/22/2022

Happy Fall, Ya'll!

Photos from Summit Academy's post 09/21/2022

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰β€œAll the way to the top. That’s where we're going to be. Summit Academy is the best you will ever see.” πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

The cheer came through loud and clear from the voices of the 24 Summit Academy Akron Elementary students who participated in the school’s recent cheer camp.

The free, four-day camp was led by nationally known competitive cheerleader Paisley Martin with support from her mother, Rhonda Stark, a licensed professional clinical counselor and the owner and CEO of Orangetheory Fitness in Akron, Canton and Copley. World Elite Cheer coaches Sarah Tedrick, manager, and Sarah Dudley provided choreography.

Read more about the cheer camp here: https://summitacademies.org/blog/2022/09/21/akron-elementary-students-delight-in-cheer-camp/.

Photos from Summit Academy's post 09/16/2022

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY!

Summit Academy Community School – Parma PE Teacher Wanda Ford is a basketball great who is driven to make every day brighter for her students.

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Find out more about Wanda’s place in history and her positive influence on students at: https://summitacademies.org/blog/2022/09/16/basketball-great-turned-summit-academy-teacher-rallies-for-all-students/.



East Tech Athletics

09/15/2022

Testimonial Thursday!

Tell us what you love about Summit Academy.

https://summitacademies.org/testimonials-honest-feedback/

Summit Academy aims to become a school district of excellence in literacy - Summit Academies 09/14/2022

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

We see Summit Academy Schools’ future as a school district of excellence in literacy.

We are well on our way!

Find out more at https://summitacademies.org/blog/2022/09/08/summit-academy-aims-to-become-a-school-district-of-literacy-excellence/.


Lead for Literacy Center

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

09/11/2022

Happy Grandparents' Day to all of our grandparents!

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09/11/2022

"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11." - President Obama

09/08/2022

Testimonial Thursday! Thank you, Michael for being part of Summit Academy! We are lucky to have you!

Tell us what you love about Summit Academy. https://summitacademies.org/testimonials-honest-feedback/

09/07/2022

Welcome back to school, Middletown Secondary!

Have a great school year!

09/06/2022

Amid the new faces at Summit Academy, Mackenzie Bogaards’ is front and center at Summit Academy Community School and Summit Academy Middle School – Columbus.

As the schools’ new administrative assistant, Bogaards is responsible for managing attendance and student records, responding to family inquiries, serving as Principal Cheryl Elliott’s right-hand associate and supporting a plethora of staff and student needs.

Welcome, Mackenzie! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘‹

https://summitacademies.org/blog/2022/09/06/mackenzie-bogaards-joins-summit-academy-community-school-and-summit-academy-middle-school-columbus/

09/05/2022

Happy Labor Day!

There is NO school on September 5.

08/30/2022

Kierra Williams, an aspiring entrepreneur and passionate baker, is starting the school year off by setting ambitious goals for her future: to attend college and open a bakery.

Williams is a student at Summit Academy Secondary School – Youngstown. She and her classmates in teacher Brock Schaller’s social studies class got a jumpstart on the 2022-2023 school year by setting goals and determining strategies to achieve them.

https://summitacademies.org/blog/2022/08/26/vision-is-everything-at-summit-academy-secondary-school-youngstown/

08/29/2022

Monday Reminder: Be kind to yourself!

Photos from Summit Academy's post 08/26/2022

Today is National Dog Day!

Summit Academy is lucky to have four Service/Therapy Dogs in our buildings!

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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.

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Barkley is 3 1/2 years old with the personality of a calm elderly man! He is a standard Golden Doodle weighing in at a hefty 100 pounds! He enjoys cuddling with his baby blanket and running around with Dayton Elementary students at recess. Barkley's favorite spot in the school building is under any bean table he can find room for himself!

When Barkley comes to school, he loves sharing a banana with the school Custodian (Mr. Frank Ried).

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Harper Hope is known as Happy Hyper Harper Hope to the students at Akron Elementary. Harper is an almost two-year-old Golden Doodle and has been visiting Akron Elementary since she was 16 weeks old.

When a student or staff member is upset, Harper will immediately go over to the person and put her head on their lap or use her snout to push their hand up to pet her. She is great at giving hugs and kisses!

Her hobbies are tearing up stuffed toys, chasing soccer and tennis balls, and running laps in the yard. She loves bully sticks and belly rubs! She also is the neighborhood greeter, barking and wagging her big, fluffy tail to get attention. Her heart is as big as she is!

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Glider has been the unofficial therapy dog and mascot at Canton Secondary since he and his mom, Ms. Kara Smith, the IEP Coordinator, joined the Summit family in 2019.

He is a 6-year-old Golden Labrador whose favorite things include doing tricks for treats, visiting with all the students and staff, and calming students down who are having a difficult time.

Summit Academy – Youngstown Showers Students with First-Day-Back-to-School Fanfare - Summit Academies 08/24/2022

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

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.

https://summitacademies.org/blog/2022/08/23/summit-academy-youngstown-showers-students-with-first-day-back-to-school-fanfare/

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

08/23/2022

Welcome back to school, Cincinnati, Columbus, Lorain, Middletown Elementary, and Youngstown!

Have a great school year!

08/22/2022

Welcome back to school, Warren!

Have a great school year!

Photos from Summit Academy's post 08/19/2022

We are delighted to introduce our new school directors: Kelly Cunningham, Rebecca Ellis, Tina Geygan, Jasmine Rengh, and Amy Smialek.

While the names of our previous interim directors – who are now directors – are familiar, we also welcome two new colleagues to the fold.

Please join us in congratulating Kelly, Becky, Tina, Jasmine, and Amy and wishing them much success in this new school year!

https://summitacademies.org/blog/2022/08/18/summit-academy-schools-welcome-new-directors/

08/18/2022

Our staff likes to have fun too! Ms. Wendy Hall, Admin Assistant at Toledo, did not want to be left out when it came to first day of school pictures.

Today is her TENTH first day of school at Summit Academy! Have a great school year Ms. Hall!

08/18/2022

Welcome back to school, Painesville, Parma, Toledo, and Xenia!

Have a great school year!

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