What is the Summit Learning Program?

The Summit Learning Program is a free program that gives schools the tools and resources to implement and tailor the Summit Learning approach to personalized teaching and learning for their community. Currently, more than 330 schools use the Summit Learning Program to prepare students for college and career success. 

Michael Mendes, principal at New Egypt High School in New Jersey, says he is seeing increased engagement among students and more camaraderie among teachers since implementing the Program.

“This is a program that can help you differentiate, can help you individualize, and it will be work, but it will be better for your students,” says Mendes.

In this video, you’ll hear Mendes and other school leaders and teachers share their experiences joining the Summit Learning Program and how it transformed their schools.

So what does it mean to join the Summit Learning Program? Accepted schools receive the following tools and resources:

  • Ongoing Support: Each Summit Learning school receives a dedicated mentor who walks alongside them through the implementation of the program.
  • Professional Development: Summit Learning educators receive in-person and on-demand professional development. Schools gather at regional convenings and trainings multiple times throughout the year.
  • Curricula & Assessments: Standards-aligned, customizable projects, and content for grades 5-12, made by teachers, for teachers. View our guest curriculum to explore more.
  • Summit Learning Platform: The “backbone” of the Summit Learning Program, the Platform is a free online tool that supports a personalized approach to teaching and learning for students, teachers, and families.

Curious to learn more about the application process and what you need to bring Summit Learning to your school?

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Summit Learning
Summit Learning is a research–based approach to education designed to drive student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student–teacher relationships that prepare students for life after graduation. Created by teachers with experience in diverse classrooms, Summit Learning is grounded in decades of research about how children learn. With Summit Learning, students gain mastery of core subjects like math, history, English, and science, while also carefully developing the skills and habits of lifelong learners. Summit Learning is independently led and operated by the nonprofit, Gradient Learning.