By reading this koob, you will learn about the teaching philosophies behind the Summit schools that promise guaranteed admission to a four-year college upon graduation and success beyond.
You will also learn:
The skills all students need to acquire to be successful in life
The value of project-based learning
The value of self-directed learning
The limitations of traditional educational systems
Summit schools are 11 public charter schools that operate across the US states of California and Washington. They guarantee that all of their students will be able to secure admission to a four-year college upon graduation and will be prepared to succeed at college and beyond. This “Summit guarantee” may seem overly ambitious, but it’s enjoyed considerable success. Virtually all Summit students do get accepted, and they graduate from college at a rate more than double the national average. How are these schools able to achieve such a lofty goal, and how can you as a parent, a student, an educator—or anyone interested in self-development—learn from this unique approach to education?