Summit is a fantastic school with great teachers who are friendly, enthusiastic, encouraging, and intelligent! The children enjoy beautiful, state-of-the-art, sunny, bright facilities that include lovely art/music/PE/library sections. We love Star groups - the ability for my son to be challenged by separating out the kids into learning ability groups. The teachers and support staff including Mr. Waltz are easy to access, fun, friendly, and willing to help/make changes for the better. My son has excelled in this school and he loves it. Class sizes are amazing! We are proud to be at Summit and I believe there is a core group of parents/students who feel this way - quite unlike the one star rating below . Apathetic parental involvement would be my one gripe about Summit. Be involved in all aspects of your student s life and they will be challenged/not bored. If they redrew the lines for this school it has a huge amount of potential but a lack of stronger students to balance out the not so strong students.I could go on and on about how much we like Summit and the positive experiences we have over the past four years. Overall, we give Summit an A+!
With 2 children now enrolled at Summit, I can honestly say I am beyond disapointed. I observe terrible leadership and uninterested, lazy, and boring teachers. My high achiever is being held back; my "needs a little help" child is not being given it. Teachers send home hours worth of worksheets each night on top of the full day of worksheets. My kids complain that all they do is worksheets, which is accurate. Classroom "lessons" are completely uninteresting and lack any attempt at making it fun so it will stick. Kids need more than: sit, listen, do worksheet, rinse and repeat...every day. The school rolled out new grading schemes at the very last minute, with teachers entirely unprepared to administer them. Teachers couldn't even speak intelligently to the new system! It was rolled out to "show growth and improvement throughout the year." Rather than WORK to show that improvement, teachers were rating all kids low, a 2, in order to show this improvement. My child s report card looked identical to everyone else s. Also, science and math rating systems were nonexistent! Teachers were forced to apply their own subjective ratings to students in these beyond-critical areas.
My son had just 5 when we enrolled him in Kindergarten. His teacher was Mrs L. I cannot say enough good things about the school, the staff, the programs. By Christmas, my son could read. Don't know if I should be grateful to Mrs L for being such a good teacher or just plain mad as we now have to hide all the toys receipts after shopping sprees. The building itself is coherent and clean. They offer a very structured schedule - art, library, music, PE on top of the regular academics. The staff was always very nice and patient. Mrs L is simply incredible, with the kids and the parents, she always makes the time for parents that have questions. My son had an incredible year and cannot wait for first grade!
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