I've watched Summit Christian Academy grow over the past 12 years. They have weathered some growing pains and have established themselves as a great private school. The staff is highly competent and the leadership is stable and dedicated to the success of each student and faculty member. If you are looking for an alternative to public education, I recommend that you take the tour at SCA to learn more. It's a great place for children to learn and grow.
My daughter just finished her first year at SCA as a Kindergartner. We have been very happy with our decision to send her to this school. They have a great program academically and start teaching reading skills at the start of the Kindergarten year (not all schools do). They continually challenge students who excel in different areas, as well as continually work with students who struggle in different areas. They teach moral/ethical Christian values that are often lost in our society today. I find it very refreshing that these values are taught and expected to be upheld. The teacher/child ratio is low, as it should be, allowing teachers to focus on each child. In addition to all the above they also offer several team sports options keeping the traditional school spirit alive. I will continue to recommend this school to everyone looking for a great educational experience for their children.
I love this school. It is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. Mostly. The teachers are amazing, and the academics are finally up to par. When I first came here I hated it, but they have raised the standards very high and it is very enjoyable now. I am a senior & when I graduate I will have been here for 3 years. I highly recommend this school for anyone who wants a safe but fun environment. Sports are very important here, but at least we're good haha.
Awesome School. Summit has excellent teachers and very low discipline problems. Much different than our experience in public schools!!
We have been at Summit for the past 4 years. I don't think you could find a more qualified group of teachers than those teaching in the Elementary dept. at Summit. They are the best!!, but when you move into 7th grade and up it is a different story. The quality of teachers goes down drastically. I don't know what it is, but I question their ability to teach. It was such a let down for us. We have decided to try it one more year and see what happens. For the money we spend, I think we should be getting A+ teachers. Come on Summit, don't lower your standard. I think we have a fairly good school, but we need some improvement in the upper grade teachers. You may want to visit with other parents as well because there are several more who have the same openion and have considered moving their children to another school. I would endorse the elementary school 110%. Everyone of those teachers are the absolute bomb!! As for the 7-12 grades, I would be very cautious.
Summit Christian is a very good school with a great environment. They are on par with other schools academically, and they are rapidly improving and adding more advanced academic opportunities. Some comments on this site are emotional statements from disgruntled students / families. This school is not for everyone, but if you desire a good and safe learning environment, a good education taught from a biblical worldview by teachers who consider teaching their calling and ministry, and a standard of academic and spiritual excellence and accountability, Summit may be for you.
I am a student at Summit Christian Academy and I am in the 8th grade. This school is probably the worst I have ever been too. The teacher's don't care about you or your grade in their class. They are only there for the money. I would never send my child to a school like this. I would much rather be in a public school, and I will be attending a public school next fall. Summit is very behind on all of the education, I am having to take multiple different classes just to be caught up with everyone else. I would NOT recommend this school to ANYONE. Trust me, if you do send your children there, you will regret it.
I enrolled one of my kids at Summit just last year. I have had nothing but a great experience. I taught in public school in the past & know first hand what kids say and do to one another at a young age. From the first day I knew I had made the right decision with my son. The chapel services are wonderful, teachers are friendly, administrators are nice & the discipline is fair. My son made great friends and learned to read within the first 3 months of Kinderg. I have now enrolled my other son in Summit and can't wait to see what God has in store. I'm not sure what one of the former students was talking about in the earlier post. I DO know that they went through an administrative change about 5 years ago but with other parents I've spoken with, the school getsbetter every year!
I have taught in public and private high schools and in colleges for the past 20 years. I joined the faculty at Summit last year, and I can't begin to describe how blessed I feel to be a part of this amazing school! The teachers and administrators are professional, dedicated people who want to provide our students with a quality education based on Biblical principals in a secure and loving atmosphere. My students are great kids who are respectful, cooperative and diligent. When I read the negative reviews posted a couple of years ago, all I could think was "Wow, things have really changed!" All 3 of my own children will be attending Summit this fall, and I have every confidence in the quality of their education. Summit is awesome!
I graduated from Summit, which I had attended through all of high school. I am now enrolled in college, and I am quickly figuring out that the education I previously received was not adequate. I am having to play 'catch-up' in several subjects to be able to maintain acceptable grades. I am not a student that slacked off in high school, nor do I have a personal vendetta against the faculty. I just felt that it is necessary to warn parents who are searching for a school that highly regards academics that Summit is not that school. Varsity sports are put above all, and this is reflected in the enforcement of rules, as well as the school's budget. I did make many friends there, and have many good memories, I only wish I could have received a quality education that prepared me for the next step of my life.
I am a parent of two children at Summit and we are continually blessed to be there. There is excellent communication between school and home, a regular routine set in classrooms, appropriate discipline, and generally loving teachers who truly put extra time and effort into what they do with less pay than public school teachers. Yes, of course, there are students at Summit that may be a bit on the disobedient side. And yes, there are inappropriate things that show themselves in the secondary school. But there have also been students that have not been accepted to Summit because of those things; so the comment about them 'taking anybody' isn't quite true. One thing that Summit administration truly focuses on is the grace of God through Jesus Christ. Every day is a new day with God for anyone that chooses Him!
Love the school, however...the cafeteria workers and food service director leave much to be desired. The food is below standards that all schools are required to perform to. The attitudes of these employees is surprising since this is suppose to be a Christian school. If you choose this school make sure your children do not participate in their lunch program. They don't even attempt to make exceptions for those with dietary concerns. But as stated, love the school, espcially the elementary.
Being a student at summit for many years, i can honestly say that the school is not a good place for high scholars focused on education or God. The high school is focused more on sports than anything. In very few classes can a student have a different opinion than the teacher and still pass the class. Summit claims to be a college preporitory school but it is not. Most children at that school have no clue about college and will regret going there. Dr. Nelson never should have left that school.
My children have attended Summit Christian for the past four years. While Summit has its share of struggles, it is an excellent school. If parents want to be involved and to contribute, there are always plenty of opportunities. Communication from teachers and administrators is good, although it can be improved. I see a continuing effort to improve instruction and organization, as well as many improvements to extracurricular areas. I am pleased that I transferrred my children here four years ago, and would recommend Summit Christian to anyone who seeks a truly Christian environment for their children.
My children attended Summit for 6 years. They were both very good students at Summit - one of them even made straight A's for the 4 years she attended. When I moved them into Broken Arrow schools, both were severly behind. My 'straight A' student even struggled in BA and made B's & C's this last year. Neither of my children were prepared for public school; both struggled all year and had to have a lot of tutoring to keep their heads above water. I was extremely disappointed that we were told by the prinicpal at Summit that Summit students were 1-2 years ahead of public. This is simply untrue. During our time at Summit I spoke with the female principal a few times about my concerns with the level of education at Summit. Everytime she assured me that they were ahead of public school. Again-this was not true!
My 3 kids have gone to Summit for the past 8 years. We love the small school atmosphere and freedom to learn and talk about Christ daily! The elementary program is very strong. The teachers work hard to keep in close communication with the parents. The teachers and administration work closely with and support one another. The middle school and high school is still growing and adjusting, so each year seems to need tweaking. In contrast to one of these reviews, Summit does NOT just take anyone. No, the school is not perfect. They have their share of worldly issues, it's how they are able to handle them that makes them different. They focus on Christ as the solution and constantly pray for God's direction for each child.
I have one child going into the 10th grade and another going into the 4th grade, both have gone to Summit since Pre-school w/ SMLC . Every school year on the first day of school I leave with an amazing feeling, confident that my children are in a wonderful, safe place. The school is not perfect by far, none are. I do wish that they would get more expierienced high school teachers, but I have seen other schools and the few drawbacks far outway any negative aspects. I believe that w/ the enhancements of their sports program over the last few years, it has brought them to a level where they can get an excellent education in a good Christian environment but still give them the benifits that I believe strong sports and social programs bring to a school.
My three childen attend Summit and we love it. I have read some reviews here and guess you can't please everyone. I know a number of the kids and they are great christian young people. The small student to teacher ratio has been very beneficial. The teachers are not only teaching but ministering to my children. I like the fact that they have upgraded the athletic programs. The other parents I talk with are very pleased as well. I would recommend this school highly to anyone interested.
Very unprofessional administrative staff & poor parent and community relations. Do Not place your child in this school
I agree 100% with the January 16, 2009 and October 2, 2008 reviews. My child moved to Summit many years ago and I should have transferred her out a long time ago. Summit was a wonderful school when Dr. Nelson was in charge. The troublemakers that are there now would not have lasted one semester with Dr. Nelson. The teachers who can not handle their classes would have been replaced with ones that could. The students were taught to think for themselves and encouraged to speak their opinions but now there is only one opinion and the students are suppose to agree like empty headed robots. Tuition is raised every year and the standard of education falls every year. I would not recommend Summit to any parent.
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