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Creating a

New Outlook on Life
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The Academy Schools.
Where Pride Still Matters
The Academy Schools is a proud network of award-winning schools for at-risk youth. Established in Western Pennsylvania and managed by leaders and innovators in the field of juvenile justice, these schools are both community-based and residential, serving both local and out-of-state students.
ACCREDITATIONS & AFFILIATIONS
The Summit Academy is a member if the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League. We compete in six sports at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level including baseball, basketball, football, golf, volleyball and wrestling. Summit Academy has earned the WPIAL Sportsmanship Award on three separate occasions. Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League
The Summit Academy, New Outlook Academy and The Academy Community-Based Programs have all maintained affiliation with the Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training Alliance. The organization focuses on providing career training, academic instructions, competency certification and documented achievement for at-risk youth in our schools. Our partnership with PACTT has enhanced the career and technical training programs that we offer to our young men and women. Pennsylvania Academic & Career/Technical Training Alliance
PerformCare is the managed care organization responsible for managing behavioral health services, including inpatient drug and alcohol treatment, as well as outpatient drug and alcohol and mental health services, to our students from Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Bedford, Somerset, Franklin and Fulton Counties. If you would like to determine if your student is eligible for these fully-funded clinical services, please contact us at 412 885-5200 PerformCare Managed Care Organization
CBH is the managed care organization responsible for managing behavioral health services, including inpatient drug and alcohol treatment, well as outpatient drug and alcohol and mental health services, to our students from Philadelphia County. If you would like to determine if your student is eligible for these fully-funded clinical services, please contact us at 412 885-5200 Community Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization
CCBHO is the managed care organization responsible for managing behavioral health services, including inpatient drug and alcohol treatment, well as outpatient drug and alcohol and mental health services, to our students from 39 Pennsylvania counties, including Allegheny. If you would like to determine if your student is eligible for these fully-funded clinical services, please contact us at 412 885-5200 Community Care Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization
Magellan is the managed care organization responsible for managing behavioral health services, including inpatient drug and alcohol treatment, as well as outpatient drug and alcohol and mental health services, to our students from Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery, Bucks and Delaware counties . If you would like to determine if your student is eligible for these fully-funded clinical services, please contact us at 412 885-5200 Magellan Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization
Value is the managed care organization responsible for managing behavioral health services, including inpatient drug and alcohol treatment, well as outpatient drug and alcohol and mental health services, to our students primarily from the western counties of Pennsylvania . If you would like to determine if your student is eligible for these fully-funded clinical services, please contact us at 412 885-5200 Value Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization
Summit Academy and New Outlook Academy are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as private, secondary academic schools. Both residential programs are qualified to issue diplomas to students who fulfill the state requirements for graduation.
Additionally, New Academy Charter School is licensed as a public charter school through a partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools. All of our schools are subject to be in compliance with all state academic requirements during annual audits and reviews.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Department of Human Services licenses and regulates all of the programs within The Academy Schools, with the exception of New Academy Charter School which is a public school entity. The Department strives to provide the best services and living arrangements for all students, in the least restrictive environment. It is the goal of The Academy Schools to provide exceptional, quality treatment opportunities which meet the needs of those students whether it be through community-based treatment or, when appropriate, residential services. Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
DDAP is responsible for licensing all programs providing drug and alcohol treatment services in the state of Pennsylvania. All of The Academy Schools inpatient and outpatient treatment programs undergo annual audits with DDAP and historically maintain exceptional compliance ratings. Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs
The significance of CARF accreditation is evidence of the that fact that our schools strive to continuously improve the quality of services by consistently meeting independently evaluated best-practice standards. The Academy Schools has earned four consecutive three-year accreditations from CARF since 2008. Reaching Higher Standards for Juvenile Justice
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A History of Success

The MISSION of The Academy Schools is to place students in a positive, productive environment, one which fosters success and nurtures the self accomplishment which naturally follows.

In 1982, founder Samuel A. Costanzo opened our first school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the request of juvenile court judges who were seeking a healthy alternative to the institutionalization of Allegheny County juvenile offenders.

The Academy Schools has never forgotten their core mission of combining rigorous educational curricula with extensive clinical treatment, counseling services, trade skills training and athletics. We seek to capture our students in their finest moments, emphasizing their successes and never letting them revert to anything less than their best.

It’s a philosophy—indeed, an entire system—that works wonders.

Employment 
Opportunities

At The Academy Schools, our people are our most valuable resource and the cornerstone of our success.

We offer exceptional career opportunities with tremendous potential for advancement for individuals with high school, college, trade, master’s, medical and other advanced degrees.

The Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  In addition to competitive compensation, all full-time positions include paid vacation and sick time and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, as well as long-term disability coverage, life insurance and a 401k plan.

If you have the desire to dedicate your talents to improving the lives of at-risk youth, click the button below, to learn more about career opportunities currently available.

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