Summit Private High School

Learning Today to Lead Tomorrow

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

The Power & Promise of Achievement

Mental Health Therapy

Making Strides Toward a Better Tomorrow

Career & Technical Training

Inspiring Students to Excel

Evidence-Based Counseling

Where Progress Happens Every Day

Athletics

A Tradition of Excellence

Shelter Services

A Place for Healing
SETTING YOUNG MEN
ON THE PATH
TO A BETTER FUTURE

We expect great things from the young men who reside at The Summit Academy.

Located on a 122-acre campus in rural Butler County, Pennsylvania, The Summit Academy is a private, residential school for at-risk young men, ages 14-19 in grades 9-12. The school provides a multi-faceted approach to rehabilitation and recovery for students who have experienced substantial trauma and challenges in their past.  Interweaving academics, substance abuse treatment, mental health therapy, counseling, trades training, community service, arts  and athletics, we provide a transforming environment and unwavering support system that allows these young men to redirect their lives and their futures.

Through each experience and opportunity provided at Summit Academy, healing and restoration give rise to increased confidence, self-awareness and competency development.  Ultimately, surrounded by support and encouragement, they excel.

What is life like at Summit Academy?

Jumpstart your future at the Summit Academy. Students can earn a diploma, GED, and college credits. We help students find their passions. We offer training in many trades including auto repair, welding, screen printing, wood shop, and more. Our campus is complete with sports fields, a fishing pond, and a swimming pool. Our students excel both in and outside of the classroom at Summit Academy.

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In the News

Nov 13, 2020
WOODWORKING CERTIFICATIONS LEAD TO CAREER OPPORT…
WOODWORKING CERTIFICATIONS LEAD TO CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Summit Academy students Elijah F. (Monroe Co.) and Logan G. (Kanawha, WV), recently earned their Sawblade Certification through the Woodworking Career Alliance (WCA). This achievement, earned through the Summit Academy Woodshop Trade Class, is an industry and PACTT Alliance recognized certification. The certification indicates that the recipient has acquired […]
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Nov 6, 2020
2020 VIRTUAL EMPLOYER PANEL The Office of Vocatio…
2020 VIRTUAL EMPLOYER PANEL The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) in conjunction with PACTT Alliance, hosted employers via zoom for a virtual job fair for Summit students. Employers described their business to our young men with the goal of introducing them to job opportunities across the… More
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In the News

Nov 4, 2020
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT! Congratulations to Dyami F….
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT! Congratulations to Dyami F. (Allegheny County)! He has been accepted into CCAC and will be starting his college education very soon! We are so happy for this young man!!!
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Nov 3, 2020
Career Opportunities Achieved through Welding Indu…
Career Opportunities Achieved through Welding Industry Certifications Congratulations to Summit Academy students Antonio F. (San Diego, CA), Leon P. (Mckean Co.) and Johnathan M. (Erie) for earning their D1.1 Flat Plate 1G (groove weld) certification. Jonathan H. (Westmoreland Co.) earned the D1.1 flat plate in the “horizontal” position. He has already earned the D1.1 Flate […]
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Sep 3, 2020
CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATE!!! Summit Academy is ext…
CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATE!!! Summit Academy is extremely proud of our most recent high school graduate. Congratulations to Steven H. (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) on earning his high school diploma! Steven is currently looking to continue his education at trade school! Good Luck Steven in your future endeavors!
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Sep 1, 2020
INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS WILL PAVE THE PATH TO EMPL…
INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS WILL PAVE THE PATH TO EMPLOYABILITY AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY Congratulations to Summit Academy students Jayden S. (Crawford Co., Pennsylvania), and Joshua L. (Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania), on passing the Servsafe examination and earning their Food Safety Certification. Servsafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the U.S. National Restaurant Association. […]
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Aug 10, 2020
Career Opportunities Achieved through Welding Indu…
Career Opportunities Achieved through Welding Industry Certifications Congratulations to Summit Academy student Nathan C. (El Paso, TX) for earning his D1.1 Flat Plate 1G (groove weld) certification. We wishing Nathan the bests of luck as he returns home to pursue his academic and career goals. Photo credit in this post goes to Photography student Elijah […]
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Jul 27, 2020
SUMMIT ACADEMY STUDENTS GIVING BACK! Summit Acade…
SUMMIT ACADEMY STUDENTS GIVING BACK! Summit Academy students Carl L.(Philadelphia), Marquan H. (Allegheny Co.), Elijah F. (Monroe), Danny M. (Raliegh, WV), and Ethan M. (Riverside, CA) had the opportunity to volunteer at Elliot Acres Riding Center. Elliot Acres is a therapeutic equestrian riding center for children with disabilities. During the two days that the students […]
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Jul 24, 2020
Summit Academy student Jandell N. (Berks Co.) took…
Summit Academy student Jandell N. (Berks Co.) took the American Welding Society D1.1 Welder Qualification Test. We encourage our students to work toward testing as one of the best ways to advance their welding career opportunities. These specialized certifications are incredibly valuable for employment in the welding industry. Congrats Jandell!!!!
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Jul 22, 2020
Congratulations to Summit Academy student Vincent …
Congratulations to Summit Academy student Vincent B. (Delaware) for earning his sawblade certificate through the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA). This credential carries weight in the woodworking world and is PACTT recognized. Summit Academy trades instructor Don Blankenship stated that Vincent is a very talented young man and has the potential to do well in this […]
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EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES

Begin your future at Summit Academy, be a part of our success

At Summit Academy, our people are our most valuable resource and the cornerstone of our success. Therefore, we are continuously searching for individuals who demonstrate the enthusiasm, dedication and drive which will inspire our students to fulfill their maximum potential.

If you feel that have the character to shape bright young men into successful young adults, Summit Academy invites you to explore our unique career opportunities.

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

All candidates must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and obtain Child Abuse, Criminal History, FBI and physical clearances upon employment.

Summit 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.

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The Summit Academy Annual Report is made available to all stakeholders upon request to:
Corporate Communications Coordinator, 900 Agnew Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227 or samoskyg@theacademysystem.com