Summit’s Path to Success concludes with our 9-12 students. Our goal for these students is for them to become great leaders. We want our high school students to graduate from Summit knowing who they are and confident in their ability to positively impact the world.

Program Overview

The Summit high school experience combines rigorous college preparatory academics with the dynamic LEAD (Learn, Engage, Analyze and Discover) program designed to develop students that are inspired, empowered, and equipped to lead. In order to realize this vision, students take classes that earn them elective credits as they participate in the following LEAD rotation:

Community Engagement

Students are connected to local organizations through service learning projects and personalized fieldwork opportunities in order to:

  • Develop Empathy
  • Encourage Curiosity
  • Broaden Perspectives

Outdoor Leadership 

Outdoor expeditions that cultivate the following leadership skills and traits:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal skills

Mentor 360

Summit’s Mentor 360 course pairs students with mentors that emphasize goal-setting, character education, and growth mindset. Furthermore, students are connected with younger students in order to gain relevant opportunities to apply lessons, thereby completing the circle of mentorship. A dynamic speaker series enriches the program by exposing students to pillars in the community that embody strong character.

Life Academy

Life Academy teaches students essential skills needed to thrive in college, future work, and daily life. Life Skills include:

  • Time Management and Organization
  • Financial Literacy
  • Public Speaking
  • Personal Safety

After the freshman year, high school students have an opportunity to personalize their LEAD experience by co-creating an individualized leadership plan that evolves throughout high school to help students realize their potential. At Summit, student success is not only measured by academic achievement, but also by strength of character and capacity to lead.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements at Summit Charter School meet the State requirements for the Future Ready Core. These include the following minimum requirements:

Graduation Requirements Chart

Course Offerings

While Summit is a small high school, we provide a choice of high quality courses that will ensure that students meet the Future Ready Core graduation requirements and are competitively prepared for college or university. Click here to view our projected course catalog.