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Welcome to Summit Academy

A Social Distancing Message from Your Principal

Summit Academy is an approved Massachusetts (DESE) public special education day school of the Amherst/Pelham Regional School District. Summit Academy provides students in grades 8 to 12 with comprehensive educational services in a therapeutic setting. Many of Summit Academy’s students have experienced academic, social-emotional, or behavioral challenges in a larger public school environment and are provided system-wide positive behavioral support practices (PBIS) and therapeutic support to grow socially, emotionally and academically.

In 2017, the school community of Summit Academy chose the name for the school which was derived from the school’s original location at the base of Mt. Norwottuck, one of the many peaks found along the Mt. Holyoke Range in the Amherst area.

Summit Academy’s school motto is “Explore Your Path to Success.” Each student has a learning style of their own, and therefore, our school offers each and every student an individualized education plan, based on their academic challenges and strengths. The staff at Summit Academy believe that all students want to be, and can be successful. They are committed to cultivating and maintaining a culturally responsive school environment where students can learn and embrace education with a growth mindset, and where every student can explore their path to success and reach the summit!

Principal: David Slovin

Weather Cancellation Line: (413) 362-1898

Absence Line: (413) 362-1729

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A Word

From Our Superintendent

The mission of our district is to support our talented students in every step of their educational journey, from Pre-K to graduation, and to help them become successful, contributing members of our multicultural society. We challenge students to strive toward the outer edge of their skill level, while still maintaining a whole-child approach that supports their creativity and social skills development. ARPS teachers are experts in their field who are deeply knowledgeable about their content, but their dedication to students is what draws families to our schools.
ARPS students are incredibly academically successful, and we are extremely proud of that success; however, we have just as much pride in our students’ cultural and social growth. ARPS has a very diverse student body, with more than 40 native languages spoken. As a community, we honor all of our students’ heritages with an unwavering commitment to equity and social justice. Those commitments, along with our unique demographics, ensure that ARPS students learn as much from each other as they do from the formal curriculum.
I am honored to serve the ARPS community as we work together to help our students reach their goals and realize their full potential. Welcome to ARPS!

– Dr. Michael Morris

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About Summit Academy

Summit Academy is an approved Massachusetts (DESE) public special education day school of the Amherst/Pelham Regional School District. Summit Academy provides students in grades 8 to 12 with comprehensive educational services in a therapeutic setting. Many of Summit...

Amherst-Pelham Summit Academy

Welcome to Summit Academy A Social Distancing Message from Your Principal Summit Academy is an approved Massachusetts (DESE) public special education day school of the Amherst/Pelham Regional School District. Summit Academy provides students in grades 8 to 12 with...

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Principal: David Slovin1001 South East StreetAmherst, MA 01002(413) 362-1728South East Campus Secretary: June Carpenter(413) 362-1729