Summit Academy responds to critical state report


Summit Academy Management has responded to an Ohio Department of Education report that found one of its local charter schools out of compliance with state laws.

Summit Academy Secondary School’s violations included a lack of formal curriculum, improper procedure and documentation of student disabilities, lack of licensed teachers in some classrooms and grade-appropriate work not being provided to students, among other issues.

The secondary school is at 2800 Shady Run Road.

“The selective review uncovered several local practices that fail to meet Summit Academy Management standards,” said John Guyer, CEO of Summit Academy Management in Akron. “Our company takes these findings very seriously. SAM has begun taking corrective action and will continue to do so to bring this facility in line with our expectation for excellence.”

Recent changes include replacing leadership at Summit Academy Secondary School ­­– Youngstown and hiring an experienced compliance director who will spearhead the corrective action process.

Read MORE in Thursday's VINDICATOR.

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