"Summit Academy excites a student's desire to learn and succeed now and in the future. Our dynamic student-teacher-family community sees each student as a whole person and together creates a challenging individualized educational journey toward intellectual success and personal well-being."
- Summit is a student-centered learning community based on the principles of safety and respect.
- Summit Teachers are innovative, committed and motivated to provide quality professional instruction.
- Parental involvement is important to the personal success of each student.
- Summit's curriculum builds from year to year and specialies in core knowledge acquistion and application.
What is taught at Summit Academy?
As a public school, Summit Academy teaches the standards and objectives of the Utah State Core Curriculum. However, we go beyond the state core minimums. We teach students a body of knowledge in a wide variety of disciplines.
Summit's students are instructed in the following core disciplines - Language Arts, Math, History, Geography, and Science. Additional instruction is given in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, P.E., Health, Educational Technology, STEM (Lego Robotics), and Library Media.
Summit Academy students are divided into small instructional groups according to their level of mastery in Language Arts and Math. Instructional groups may be as small as two students with a teacher or a teacher's assistant. All of our instructional groups are taught by certified teachers and/or paid part-time instructors who meet paraprofessional standards. Instructional groups are organized according to ability and the focus is on individual achievement and academic progression.
Summit Academy values each child's unique personality and strengths. We also recognize that each student learns in his or her own way and we tailor our teaching to the individual learning styles of each child. Children may learn through language (Linguistic), logical procession (Mathematical / Logical), physical movement (Kinesthetic), music (Musical), human relationships (Interpersonal), introspective methods (Intrapersonal), and by exploring nature (Naturalist).* We teach by building on each student's previous experience and knowledge, and we make learning fun by providing experiences and activities that develop and enhance individual learning strengths, foster independence, and help students discover hidden potential and gain self-confidence.