The Summit Learning Experience

In the Summit Learning experience, students are aware of what they are learning, why they are learning it and how they learn best. They become self-directed learners and develop the behaviors and mindsets for success.


Students meet 1:1 with a dedicated mentor who knows them deeply and supports them in setting and achieving their short and long-term goals.

Hear from teachers and students describe the power of mentoring with Summit Learning.


Students apply their acquired knowledge, skills and habits to projects that prepare them for the real-world scenarios they'll encounter in life after school.

Middle schoolers from Chicago's Lee Elementary design their dream home applying geometry concepts of angles and proportions. Math teacher Carl Stalla designed the project to force students to think about their future beyond the classroom — not only drawing the blueprints but envisioning a path to buying the home someday.

Self-Directed Learning

Students are guided through a learning cycle that develops self-direction by teaching them how to set goals, make plans, demonstrate their skills and knowledge, and reflect.

Teachers and students describe how self-directed learning has changed the way they learn.

Schools around the country are participating in the Summit Learning Program.

See Their Stories