Case Study: Prairie Heights Middle School

Educators at Prairie Heights Middle School agree: 100 percent of those surveyed said that Summit Learning has benefited their school. In this case study, independent research firm Magnolia Consulting surveyed 29 educators and conducted in-depth interviews with 10 educators at the school in Evans, Colorado.

Ninety-seven percent of educators said that the program made their transitions during COVID-19 shutdowns easier to some degree, and 88 percent said that the mentoring component helped them stay connected with students. 

“Mentoring was really helpful this year with COVID,” said one educator. “With everything going on, it was a little chaotic and students had a touch-base person to go to.”

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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.