Proven Methods Backed by Science
Planning for Success
Working with nationally acclaimed learning scientists, researchers, and academics, we developed Summit Learning over 15 years. Once we established the core outcomes we wanted students to achieve, we worked with our greater team to design a classroom environment to help students reach those outcomes. This resulted in the creation of a learning experience that is based on three main components: Mentoring, Projects, and Self-Direction.
In bringing Summit Learning to life, these components are the way we bring core student outcomes to fruition. We made specific choices in how teachers and students spend time and what the school day looks like.
More About our Methods
The Guide to the Science of Summit
This extensive guide provides a better understanding of not only our teaching components, but also the extensive research behind them. Developed through research with some of the leading learning scientists across the country, it is a complete explanation of how we've been able to develop a successful learning environment.
Designing Aligned School Models: A Framework for School Improvement
This white paper serves as a companion piece to The Science of Summit and shows school communities how they can understand their existing school model, design an aspirational school model, and identify gaps between the two.