What is the Simon Youth Academy?
Simon Youth Academies are non-traditional high schools that are located primarily in Simon Malls. The Academies give students at risk of dropping out the same education they would receive in a traditional classroom, but in a flexible environment that emphasizes one-on-one learning, personalized support and small class sizes led by compassionate teachers.
Academy graduates receive accredited high school diplomas from their local public school districts, as each Academy represents a partnership with one or more public school districts and is an extension of the local systems.
Our Simon Youth Academy (SYA) is currently located in Penncrest High School, but it used to be located at the Granite Run Mall--a Simon Mall.