Summit Academy is proud to announce the Scaling Up Campaign!

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Support & Resources

Every Summit Academy OIC student is assigned a Student Advisor who is responsible for providing guidance to our student family, including:

  • 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

Student Advisors

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 information regarding reasonable accommodations during entrance testing or while attending Summit Academy, contact Hope Patterson.

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.

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

Students at breakfast of champions

Breakfast of Champions
Students enjoy free breakfast and coffee while learning about career readiness skills, communication styles, leadership styles, and study skills. Held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-8:20 a.m. during Weeks 2-9 of every program.

Women construction students

Women Wear Hard Hats Too (WWHH2)
Our WWHH2 lunches provide our construction students with information on topics pertaining to women in the construction field. This event occurs bi-weekly on Thursdays, weeks 2-8 for Phase 1 students and weeks 12-18 for Phase 2 students.

Students listening to speaker at Brown Bag Lunch

Brown Bag Lunch
Students enjoy free lunch while learning about community resources such as health and wellness, mental health counseling, affordable housing, and financial services from guest speakers. This event occurs weekly on Wednesdays, weeks 2-9 for Phase 1 students and weeks 12-19 for Phase 2 students.

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 a Title IX complaint may do so in person to the Title IX Coordinator. An anonymous complaint can be submitted electronically by clicking below.

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.

Please view the Campus Safety page for more information.

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 logo

Specialties: Mental Health, Drug Addiction, and Sexual Health

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If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services, dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 and a Certified Community Resource Specialist will help to locate available resources in your area.

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Handbook of the Streets is a resources for people experiencing homelessness. This is a comprehensive list of all community resources.

Free and low cost resources found on the MN Low-Cost Health Care Directory

Food Shelves and Resources

There are many resources located in the Minneapolis area that will help support you and your family to get the food you need:

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With one call the Minnesota Food HelpLine assesses the caller’s situation and provides solutions to their food needs. The Hunger Solutions website has an extensive list of food shelves, senior resources, free meals, discount groceries, and farmer’s markets across the state of Minnesota.

Call: 1-888-711-1151

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This nonprofit grocery store on a bus conveniently brings affordable and fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, grains and other high-quality groceries directly into neighborhoods around St. Paul and Minneapolis. We visit areas that don’t have easy access to full-service supermarkets, grocery stores, or food shelves.

Northpoint Health & Wellness Center logo

Wellness Community Food Shelf

Located: 1835 Penn Ave N.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

New intakes are taken over the phone: 612-767-9500.


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