Introducing the Rise Award: a celebration of the Summit Learning community and the thousands of educators from across the country who strive to ensure every student is prepared for life beyond the classroom.

2020 Recipients of the Rise Award


In December 2020, Summit Learning announced the inaugural recipients of the Rise Award, a national recognition that honors schools’ commitment to improving the quality of teaching and learning. The schools were honored for creating a culture that prepares students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in school and in life.

Summit Learning hosted an uplifting award ceremony to honor the recipients.

What is the Rise Award?

The Rise Award celebrates partner schools that have demonstrated a commitment to constantly improve the quality of teaching and learning at their school and have built the systems, structures, and culture to do so.

We believe all students deserve a learning experience that meets their individual needs. By showcasing examples of schools thriving within the Summit Learning program, we can help other schools reach for the same outcomes.

The Rise Award highlights schools from a diverse range of communities, all with unique settings, strengths, challenges, and goals. The award honors schools that practice the Summit Learning academic approach to provide the educational experiences their students deserve.

Follow Summit Learning’s social media for more stories about the Rise recipients. If you want to learn about how your school can be considered, connect with your Success Manager.

Which schools are eligible for the Rise Award?

All partner schools are eligible to be considered for the Rise Award. To receive the Rise Award, schools must participate in an evaluation process led by a team of Summit Learning Directors. To be considered for the Rise Award, schools need to:

  • Show high-quality implementation of the Summit Learning approach in all core courses
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning at their school
  • Possess the Conditions in place to fully empower students through personalized learning