Frequently Asked Questions


What is Summit Academy?

Summit Academy is a regional alternative education opportunity focused on the social and emotional needs of all students while meeting their academic needs. We serve students in Boone and Winnebago counties in grades 6-12+.

My child’s school has recommended a change of placement to Summit Academy. Now what do I do?

Once the placement has been approved by the family and home district, a copy of the finalized referral will be submitted to our Transition Team. Upon receipt of the referral documents, we will contact the family to schedule an intake orientation meeting with our staff.

If I enroll my child in Summit Academy, do I need to make arrangements for transportation?

No. Summit Academy will coordinate all transportation arrangements for students in coordination with district transportation providers. It is, however, the parent or guardian’s responsibility to update their district with any address changes.

Will my child receive a high school diploma if they attend Summit Academy?

Yes! We work with students to help them obtain their high school diploma from their home school. Also, some students are eligible to receive their diploma from the Regional Office of Education.

Can I take an in-person tour of Summit Academy?

Yes! We are more than happy to welcome you for a tour of our facilities and to share information about our programs. Please contact Summit Academy’s main line at 779-771-6392 to schedule an appointment. We are still following all COVID-related safety guidelines.

I’ve made an appointment at Summit Academy. Where do I enter?

All guests and visitors can enter through the front of the building at Door 1. Parking is available on the north side of the building.

I’m interested in working at Summit Academy. How do I apply?

Please visit our Career Opportunities page for information about open positions at Summit Academy.

I am a community member. How can I mentor or volunteer at Summit Academy?

If you or your group is interested in mentoring or volunteering at Summit Academy, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Summit Academy.

Does Summit Academy accept donations?

Yes! Summit Academy currently accepts donations to support students in need. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Summit Academy or call our main office at 779-771-6392 for more information.

Does Summit Academy participate in a free summer meals program for students?

Yes! Summit Academy is proud to participate in the FREE Summer Meals Program for 2022. FREE healthy and nutritious summer meals are available for ALL children ages 18 and younger when school is not in session.

I have additional questions. Who should I contact?

For additional questions or comments, please contact Viri Duron, Summit Academy Building Administrative Assistant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our convenient Feedback Form.

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