Support Services


Student Safety



Student Advising

Every Summit Academy OIC student is assigned a Student Advisor at New Student Orientation who is responsible for providing guidance to our student family.

  • Academic progress
  • Advocating for students when appropriate
  • Assisting in finding resources (such as childcare, counseling, transportation and/or emergency help)
  • Coaching and supporting your success at Summit Academy OIC
  • Help in navigating SAOIC’s policies and procedures

Accommodation & Disability Services

Summit Academy seeks to create a welcoming environment in which all students can reach their academic potential, have equal access to academic opportunities and activities, and is committed to addressing barriers encountered by members of the campus community with appropriately documented physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and assured services.

For more information regarding reasonable accommodations during entrance testing or while attending Summit Academy, contact Naema Aden.


Students at Summit Academy benefit from discounted bus passes. As students near graduation, financial assistance may be available for costs related to transportation. Student Advisors and Career Success Coaches help students navigate these resources.

Bus Route 19 to Summit

Women Wear Hard Hats Too (WWHH2)

Independence & Security

Women Wear Hard Hats Too (WWHH2) was specifically developed to increase the participation of women in the construction trades. It serves the unique needs of tradeswomen and introduces them to a network of women already in the industry.

Female-Focused Training

Our Women Wear Hard Hats Too training lunch provides women with information on topics pertaining to women in the construction field. This event occurs bi-weekly on Mondays, weeks 2-8 for Phase 1 students and weeks 12-18 for Phase 2 students. 

Women in the field provide discussion on the following:
Financial Education/Credit Repair
Healthy Parenting/Relationships
Life/Work balance
Working in a male-dominated career
Jobsite culture
Tools of the trade

Great salary, Unions, & Benefits

Construction apprentices start at more than $35,000/year. Union membership offers great benefits, including health insurance, a pension plan and the opportunity for training and advancement.

Supporting Your Training

Our training readiness support services are comprised of programs and services that work to provide equitable opportunities and successful outcomes for all students. Through these resources and services, we enhance our efforts to ensure that each student receives the academic, social-emotional, and support services they need to be successful.

  • Discounted bus passes for purchase on campus
  • Advising services
  • Links to community resources off-campus for housing, food, and health needs

Lunch & Learn

Our Food 4 Thought programs work in conjunction with one another to consistently provide holistic and inclusive support services to our students in a compassionate and respectful environment.

  • Brown Bag Lunch: These presentations provide information on off-campus community services and resources addressing student needs/concerns.
  • North At Work: These presentations are specifically designed for African-American and Latino males ages 25+ and are held every Tuesday & Friday during Weeks 3-9 from 11:30 a.m.-12: 45 p.m. The presentations provide personal and professional development information in addition to resources addressing expressed needs/concerns.
  • Breakfast of Champions: Held every Tuesday and Friday from 7:50 a.m.-8:20 a.m. during Weeks 2-9 of every program. Students enjoy free breakfast and coffee while learning about career readiness skills, communication styles, leadership styles, and study skills.
  • Women Wear Hardhats Too (WWHH2): Our WWHH2 training lunch provides our female students with information on topics pertaining to women in the construction field. This event occurs bi-weekly on Mondays, weeks 2-8 for Phase 1 students and weeks 12-18 for Phase 2 students. 

Title IX

Title IX, part of a 1972 federal education law, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment, sexual violence, differential treatment, and gender-based harassment are forms of sex discrimination. Summit Academy is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and training on these topics is provided to all students at the beginning of their program.

Anyone wishing to report Title IX complaint may do so in person to the Director of Academic Programs or the Director of Student Services. An anonymous complaint can be submitted electronically by clicking below.


Campus Safety and Security

Campus safety is a priority at Summit Academy and is everyone’s responsibility. Procedures for safety and security can be found in the Student Success Handbook, the Annual Campus Safety and Security Report, and in campus plans available at the reception desk.

Resources to promote student health

Summit Academy’s campus environment is supportive and inclusive. We support academic success and work readiness by providing access to community-based health and wellness resources. Please contact the following organization if you are in need of assistance:

Northpoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.
Specialties: Mental Health, Drug Addiction, and Sexual Health