Louisville, KY, December, 2014
Currently serving students in grades Pre-K through 8th, the Board of Trustees at Summit Academy recently voted to establish a high school. Building on its exceptional record of serving students with learning differences since 1992, Summit Academy’s high school will begin in the fall of 2015 as it opens its doors to its first class of freshmen. It will then add grades ten, eleven, and twelve as its first class progresses.
“After careful deliberation and research, we are excited about expanding our unique program,” says Chair of the Board of Trustees, Leslie Gagnon. “We have a highly effective approach to educating students with learning differences that is important to offer to the high school population in our community.”
Summit Academy’s high school will offer two educational tracks and will also focus on providing each student with job training by partnering with local businesses. An academic diploma will be available to college bound students and a practical arts diploma will be offered to those students who wish to pursue a career/technical course of study as a post-graduate. Each student, regardless of which diploma they pursue, will have a mentor that will help establish and provide guidance towards achieving academic and social goals.
This news has been met with widespread support from across the Louisville community. “Kosair Charities is proud to support this initiative that will give children with learning differences a new alternative to secondary education,” says Jerry Ward, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Kosair Charities.
Those seeking more information about Summit Academy should contact Jamey Elliott, Head of School, at 502-244-7090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.