On August 27, Peekskill students who came for their school orientations were treated to a traditional tailgate party on the high school’s campus. The back to school event piggy-backs on Peekskill High School’s “Real Talk” program, which is a new collaborative initiative between the District and the Peekskill Police Department. The program aims at fostering a safer community while offering an opportunity for officers, students and their families to interact in a friendly, casual environment.
Summit Academy was established last year by former superintendent Dr. Lorenzo Licopoli and current superintendent Dr. David Fine to offer a different pathway for students who were challenged to succeed in the traditional high school environment. Summit’s mission is to promote productivity and accountability for student success, helping young people understand the importance of taking ownership of their education.