Summit School District students, staff and community members work together in an atmosphere of care and respect to offer each student an array of educational programs designed to foster his/her unique academic, vocational, and personal strengths. Our aim is to develop internationally minded people who help to create a better world.
In a safe environment, we will do whatever it takes for the academic and character success of every student to develop as a lifelong learner and responsible citizen. In order to accomplish this, we will engage every student every day in intellectually challenging and meaningful learning to give all students the resources necessary to prepare them to achieve their greatest potential and to meet the expectations of the future.
DEVELOPING CARING LEARNERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Every Summit School District student will develop as a caring learner by demonstrating at least a year’s growth in academic achievement and by showing an increase in behaviors associated with positive character development. This growth will be measured by a body of evidence in an end-of-year review.
We Hold Ourselves Accountable For These Values And Attitudes
Appreciation – appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people
Commitment – being committed to learning, persevering, and showing self-discipline and responsibility
Confidence– feeling confident in the ability to learn, having the courage to take risks, applying what has been learned, and making appropriate decisions and choices
Cooperation – cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands
Creativity – being creative and imaginative in our thinking and our approach to problems and dilemmas
Curiosity – being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures
Empathy – imaginatively projecting ourselves into another’s situation in order to understand his/her thoughts, reasoning, and emotions
Enthusiasm – enjoying learning and demonstrating a sense of humor
Independence – thinking and acting independently, making our own judgments based upon reasoned principles and being able to defend their judgments
Integrity – having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty
Respect– respecting ourselves, others, and the world around us
Tolerance – feeling sensitivity toward differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others