The Academy Charter School

Summit Academy

The Academy Charter School: Academic Services

Our school was expressly established to serve a specific type of student, one whose previous academic success was the direct result of poor attendance, behavior problems and academic deficiencies. To help these students begin to redirect their lives, The Academy Charter School pioneered a ground-breaking new kind of school environment designed to change the very foundations of how these young people—and even their parents and their communities—view academic success.

Collaboration, Communication and Specialized Instruction

Many of our young men and women arrive at The Academy Charter School functioning two to three years below their age-appropriate grade level. To accelerate their skills in core subjects, we offer strong individual attention and supplemental services including but not limited to tutoring, special education services, computer-based remedial assistance and instructional support. Strong communication and collaboration among teachers and administrators is key to meeting the diverse needs of our students.

A Focus on Special Education

Approximately 60% of our students receive Special Education services. Our trained staff determines their level of participation based on specific need and in consultation with parents and school personnel, as mandated by the state.

Guided by our belief that special education is a service, not a classroom or a place, our students' academic performance blossoms when we integrate regular education with special education. We believe all children can learn. Our professionals, create the unique, individualized plans that make that statement true for every one of our young men and women.

 

The Academy Charter School is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, overseen by Pittsburgh Public Schools and staffed by certified teachers. Classes are offered in disciplines such as Math, Science, English, Social Studies and Health/Physical Education. Elective classes such as Psychology, Art, Life Experiences and Cross Training are also offered.