Herzing University, Summit Academy launch partnership
By La Prensa Staff
May 16, 2014: Herzing University – Toledo and Summit Academy will launch a unique academic partnership this fall that will provide high school students some college-level coursework on-site as part of their regular school day.
A Herzing instructor will spend Friday mornings at Summit Academy, 2913 S. Republic Blvd., first teaching a professional development course, then a business-related class. Through an articulation agreement between the charter school and university, Summit Academy students will be eligible to earn college credit.
Students at traditional public and parochial schools have long had the opportunity in Ohio to earn college credit while still attending high school, mainly through dual enrollment and post-secondary education opportunities at community colleges and public universities.
However, the Herzing-Summit collaboration is believed to be the first partnership of its kind in Northwest Ohio between a community school and a private university.
“We want to seek any strategic opportunity available to give our students the best possible education,” said Joe Carone, Summit Academy principal. “College-level coursework such as this will prepare our students for success at the next level, whether that means continuing their education or entering the workforce in some capacity.”
“Summit Academy students have proven to be capable, hard-working young people,” said Greg Guzmán, Herzing University-Toledo campus president. “This partnership will continue to provide them with an academic challenge while preparing them for the next level—and we’re pleased to be part of such a groundbreaking collaboration.”
The proximity of the two schools to each other helps to make the partnership a win-win situation. That proximity also will allow Summit Academy students to visit Herzing University throughout the academic year for career-oriented workshops and other events.
About Herzing University - Toledo
Serving the local community since 2009, Herzing University – Toledo boasts state-of-the-industry classrooms and labs to provide a real-world, hands-on learning environment, consistent with its “career-focused, convenient and caring” educational mission. Its 17,000-square-foot facility is specifically designed to prepare students for dynamic careers in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety. Students have the convenient option to take courses toward their bachelor’s or associate degree or diploma either on-campus or online through Herzing University – Toledo, and graduate degrees are available through Herzing University Online. Herzing University - Toledo is also an SAP University Alliance institution. Information about Herzing University – Toledo is available at www.herzing.edu/toledo.
About Summit Academy
Summit Academy Schools are tuition-free, non-profit community schools for alternative learners. They are specifically designed for students with AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and related challenges. Summit Academy’s proven therapeutic academic program is designed to fulfill the academic, social, emotional, and physical requirements of students with special needs. The school is committed to providing an extraordinary, safe, and nurturing learning environment where students will reach their full potential.