Summit Public Schools is ending the 2017-18 school year strong by recognizing the achievements and contributions of all schools in the Summit Learning community. This year’s debut Summit Learning Spotlight is a way to honor those achievements and encourage sharing of personalized learning best practices.
After one year, 8th graders from Rhode Island’s Woonsocket school district who used the Summit Learning approach outperformed their non-Summit Learning peers on the state’s annual PARCC assessment in math and reading. District leadership has also observed an increase in students’ growth mindsets toward their learning.
Handley Middle School’s leadership decided to implement the Summit Learning Program in 2016 as a holistic approach to personalized learning for students. After one year of implementation across its 6th grade classrooms, Handley measured about a 63% decrease in discipline referrals and saw annual state test scores rise.
Failure is opportunity in disguise — it’s one of the most valuable lessons that anyone can learn. Teachers have a unique opportunity to find teachable moments throughout the day, and help guide students in learning from this universal experience.
Blackstone Valley Prep High School (BVPHS) first opened the Summit Learning Program to all of its 9th-10th grade students in 2015-16 to ensure they were prepared for college. One year later, BVPHS juniors were 91% more likely than other Rhode Island juniors to be college and career ready.
High School Senior and Summit Public Schools Intern Talia Herzberg shares how the Summit Learning approach has helped set her up for success in school and life, as she’s prepared for college and embarked on a life-changing journey abroad.