Summit Learning

Summit Learning's Vision: Summit Learning is a personalized approach to teaching and learning inspired by the vision to equip every student to lead a fulfilled life.

A life of well-being that is filled with purpose, financial independence, community, strong relationships and health.

Summit Learning combines core values, what science tells us about how students learn best, and cutting-edge research. These traits transform the school experience into something that is tailored to each student’s learning apparatus.

The components of the Summit Learning student experience

One-on-one mentoring – Students meet one-on-one with their mentor–a teacher, or school administrator--at least once a week. Mentors get to know their students deeply and strive to support them as they develop their sense of purpose. Mentors also help students set both long-term and short-term goals and coach them through their goal attainment.


Projects – Students spend the majority of their time working on projects that allow them to apply knowledge, skills, and habits to real-world scenarios. Science, English and History courses are divided into a series of projects taught by subject matter teachers. Teachers facilitate discussions in the classroom, coach students in applying their cognitive skills, and give students feedback on their concepts and research.


Self-Directed Learning– Students are guided through a learning cycle that fosters self-direction. They learn to set goals, select strategies, implement their plans, and reflect on the outcome to see if their plan worked. This cycle of learning can be applied to any task and is developed across all aspects of Summit Learning. Teachers and mentors work with students to provide individualized support.

Students demonstrate proficiency in the following three outcomes:

  • Cognitive Skills – Essential and transferable lifelong skills
  • Content Knowledge – Understanding and application of complex, challenging facts and concepts.
  • Habits of Success – Mindsets and behaviors that support academic achievement and well-being.
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