AN OVERVIEW OF SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Summit Middle School, founded in 1996 as the first charter school in BVSD, provides a rigorous, academic curriculum that promotes high levels of student effort and academic achievement. As a multi-dimensional, public, school of choice, Summit is chosen by many families because they seek a hard-working, rigorous academic environment; they value a keen focus on learning skills, study habits and personal accountability at the middle-school level; they value a well-rounded education that facilitates personal discovery in academics, the arts, community involvement, and personal engagement in resolving local and global issues; and they believe in fostering personal integrity, leadership, teamwork and critical thinking. Summit is also the only middle school in BVSD to have been named a U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the highest national award given in education. Summit offers core subjects of English, science, math, social studies and world language, along with a variety of elective classes. At Summit there is no ceiling on learning, and creativity and scholarship are central to our school culture. Summit is a unique, vibrant, safe learning community where students are nurtured and challenged.
Instructional Improvement Goals:
Effective integration of the Schoology learning management system
Successful implementation of the new 8th grade Pinnacle Experience
School Community Enhancement Goal:
Enhance homework management practices and stress management practices through use of Schoology and intentional focus on workload balance with each grade level team.
Professional & Institutional Growth Goal:
Explore scheduling options, as a less traditional schedule may allow for more student centered learning, more flexible unit design, and less stress for students
A scheduling task force is needed
POINTS OF PRIDE
Four Time National Blue Ribbon Award Winner
To provide a rigorous, academic curriculum that promotes high levels of student effort and academic achievement. To foster high self-esteem through stimulating intellectual challenge and meaningful academic accomplishment. To inspire in students a lifelong love of learning, a desire for self-development, and good citizenship. To create a caring community of peers who value scholarship, academic achievement, and creativity. To serve as an excellent preparation for students intending to study in rigorous college-preparatory high school programs, including International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement.