College Focused, Character Driven, Community Supported
The high-performance Summit Model is based on 10 non-negotiable principles and includes best practice, bi-annual Intersessions for both students and teachers. Designed and developed by Summit Public Schools, Summit Prep implements this model in preparing every student for success in four year colleges.
Summit’s Non-Negotiable Principles:
High-performing teachers in every classroom, every period, every day fulfill Summit’s mission of college success for every student.
For eight years we have shown that all students, no matter their preparation level through 8th grade, can be prepared for college success in four years: 100% of Summit graduates have completed the coursework required for acceptance to 4 year colleges.
All students have every door open to them upon graduation from high school; that’s our commitment and we teach all students on the same college-level track.
The integrated school environment Summit provides, mirrors our complex world, and deepens both academic and social learning.
Learning happens only when our community members first feel physically and emotionally safe. Summit is accountable for all aspects of providing and maintaining a safe culture and environment.
Pushing students to their academic limits requires genuine, trusting relationship that thrive in transparent environments. We and our students know and respect each other.
Academic education plus character equals success, and we propel student success by vigorously developing both learning and character development.
As a Stanford University partner school, we make all major educational decisions based on sound research and we devote considerable time to ensure that we consistently provide our students and families with best-in-class education practices.
We work hard to create and maintain a high trust community. Through the lens of our Valued Core Characteristics of courage, compassion, curiosity, integrity, respect, and responsibility, we commit ourselves to having ‘Teachable Moment’ conversations with students to support them and ourselves to consistently live up to these values.
We believe that public education can be great even when public funds are limited and are committed to running an incredible school at or near, public school funding levels.