News From Across ARPS

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year from our Wildwood Staff!

Dr. Michael Morris welcomes back the ARPS family to a brand new school year. To read the letter that includes important information, please visit this link:

We welcome you to join us for a presentation for parents and guardians by Jessica Minahan, M.Ed., BCBA on Reducing Anxiety in Kids.  Ms. Minahan is working with our district personnel to co-sponsor this event by ARPS and SEPAC, and we would like to extend this learning opportunity to the public.  This FREE presentation will be on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6 - 8 pm in the ARMS Auditorium.  An announcement will be sent out as the school year begins but we wanted to give advance notice so all could mark their calendars. You can also find more details within the Reducing Anxiety in... Read More

Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Graduate Gihan  Amarasiriwardena completes a cycling trip across the US from Boston to San Francisco in 38 days. We congratulate Gihan on such an astonishing accomplishment. Read more on the Daily Hampshire Gazette at:  

So, how did our school get its name “Summit Academy?"  It was derived from the location of our school, in particular its location next to the Mt. Holyoke Range. With the name change, our school undertook a school challenge to hike local mountain ranges in the Pioneer Valley and to reach the summit of those mountains.

Thus far, Summit students and staff have hiked two mountains. Last year, Bare Mountain, and this year students and staff spent time at Mt. Tom in Holyoke, MA. Here’s pictures that our students and staff took of their days at Bare Mountain and Mt. Tom, with hikes,... Read More

As part of Summit Academy’s outdoor education programs, this year many of our students and staff spent a fun-filled day outdoors at Morse Hill in Amherst.  They participated in meaningful team-building activities, from rope course challenges to adventure activities.

Pictures tell all, so here’s some pictures that recap the days events . . .