School designed for students with special needs gets new building

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A school especially designed for students with Aspergers Syndrome and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) had its grand opening Thursday.

The new Summit Academy Community School was built on Sternblock Lane in Cincinnati. It will have nearly 120 students from kindergarten through 7th grade.

U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot was there for a brief speech.

"It will absolutely enhance the educational process," said Jamie Sowders, "We now have the facilities to do our model and to work with the students that we're geared to. It will help us develop some more special programs for our students that we've been wanting to do but we haven't had the space."

The old Summit Academy building had nine classrooms. The new one has 21 classrooms plus a large gym and other spaces.

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