Reaching Beyond the Summit...
Summer School FAQ
Summer is almost here! The platform is designed to allow students to continue making progress in courses, so that they can finish remaining work even after the last day of school. Here are some common questions about summer school that may be helpful for your planning.
A) Can students have extra time to finish work?
Yes, in Columbia's Credit Completion Program.
B) Can students work on focus areas after the last day of school?
Yes. Students are always able to access resources, take diagnostic assessments, and request content assessments.
Note that there will be no blue pacing line for students that continue to work after the last day of school, but student grades will update to reflect progress until the end of summer school. When you roll over to the new school year, all grades will close.
C) Can I edit existing focus areas after the last day of school?
Yes. Teachers with the curriculum author role are always able to edit existing focus areas for courses – even if the school year has ended. Teachers will not be able to add new focus areas.
D) Can students work on projects / concept units assigned during the school year after the last day of school?
Yes. Students are always able to submit checkpoints and final products that they were assigned during the school year. Teachers will be able to score those final products and student grades will update to reflect progress until the end of summer school. When you roll over to the new school year, all grades will close.
E) Can teachers assign existing projects after the last day of school? Can they create and assign new projects after the last day of school?
No, projects cannot be assigned to students after the last day of school.
F) Can another teacher teach your course during summer school?
Yes. The summer school teacher should be added to the teacher’s section in order to teach the course over the summer. Additionally, if your school uses site-wide sharing, the summer school teacher can “Edit As” other teachers at your site.
Check out the Summit website for more information!
Summit prepares a diverse student population for success in college, career and life, and to be contributing members of society.
How do we do that?
Summit flips the traditional adult-driven school model on its head by putting students at the center and creating an environment that enables students to drive their own learning.
Summit Schools are Small
• Every Summit student has at least one adult mentor and coach, who individually supports them to set goals, make a plan to achieve those goals and develop in their Habits of Success. A mentor also serves as college counselor, coach, family liaison and advocate.
• Every single student is known by every faculty member, and teachers continuously collaborate to ensure students have the feedback and practice they need to become empowered learners.
Summit Schools are Personalized
• Every Summit student has a dynamic Personalized Learning Plan and is able to access all of the learning tools and resources they need at any time.
• Summit students have the opportunity to explore individual passions, interests and careers for eight weeks each year.
Summit Schools are Empowering
• Summit students are self-directed learners. From the day they arrive, Summit students are encouraged and coached to develop in the elements of self-directed learning - Challenge Seeking, Persistence, Strategy-shifting, Response to Setbacks and Appropriate Help Seeking.
• Summit students receive consistent, relevant, and personalized support seamlessly integrated into their school day as they drive towards their academic and personal goals.
Summit Schools are Rigorous
• All Summit students demonstrate competency in college preparatory course work in five core subjects and the visual arts.
• All Summit students meet or exceed four-year college entrance requirements.
--All information is Taken from the Summit Site