New Summit Charter Academy delivers an academically rigorous yet warm and caring environment, partnering with parents to prepare productive members of society while instilling a lifetime love of learning. We use a classical approach to our academics which means it is based on grammar, rhetoric, and logic.
Academics We Believe In
At New Summit Charter Academy we use the Core Knowledge Curriculum. This curriculum is based on the writings of Professor E.D. Hirsch at the University of Virginia.
Reading and Language Arts
Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a comprehensive language arts curriculum program. While teaching skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, CKLA also builds students’ knowledge and vocabulary in literature, history, geography, and science.
Maths Mastery aims to develop a deeper understanding of math rather than students just being able to memorize key procedures or resort to rote learning.
New Summit Charter Academy offers Special Education for students who have been identified and currently have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or may be identified to receive services after school has started and been through our MTSS process.
Social Emotional Learning
Social-emotional learning (SEL) refers to how individuals acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors needed to develop the skills for self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
Literacy First is a pillar of New Summit Charter Academy. We understand that in order for a child to access all subjects, they must know how to read. This is what creates a love of learning.
DLI (Daily Language Instruction) is a focused, stand-alone resource for students that specifically targets writing conventions: capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and usage. DLI focuses on one new skill each week.
We use a proven character education program and approach called, Capturing Kids’ Hearts by The Flippen Group to be an immersive, participatory experience. Teachers, staff, and administrators learn and practice skills to build meaningful, productive relationships with every student and every school community member.
Gifted and Talented
New Summit Charter Academy uses nationally accepted criteria for identifying talented and gifted students. This includes using a body of evidence for identification.
Skill Leveling Grouping / WIN Time
Students work together with peers of similar skill levels. WIN Time stands for What I Need, where students learn to self-regulate and prioritize their learning. Grouping builds confidence for those who struggle because gifted kids move up, but those that struggle don’t move down. Teachers use skill level grouping to effectively and efficiently apply differentiation in reading and math.