Capturing Kids’ Hearts

To capture a kids’ mind, you first have to capture their hearts.

Family Newsletters

September 2023:  EMPATHY
October 2023:  SELF-DIRECT
November 2023:  TEAMWORK
December 2023:  RESPONSIBILITY
January 2024:  RESPECT
February 2024:  KINDNESS
March 2024:  COURAGE
May 2024:  INTEGRITY


National Showcase School

Because of the rigor of the evaluation process, the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School award is both a high aspiration and an exemplary recognition of excellence.

New Summit Charter Academy is proud to recognize the outstanding educators who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of our children.  We identify as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts school and educators, we celebrate the remarkable work we have accomplished!

Tell me something good...

Shows interest in the students

Set a positive tone for the class

Teaches and models the leadership skill of positive thinking

Social Contracts

The social contracts are a key piece of CKH and become the centerpiece of the classroom culture.

Built on four basic questions:

○ How do you want to be treated by me (leader)?

○ How do you want to be treated by each other?

○ How do you think I (leader) want to be treated by you?

○ How do you want to treat each other when there is conflict?

Every social contract includes three ideas: effort, listening, no put-downs with RESPECT being a key element.  Questioning helps process the specifics of what that looks like (playground, lunch, etc.).


New Summit Charter Academy is a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School. That being said, we follow a CKH model of interaction and relationship-building strategies; the EXCEL model. Every person in our building follows this example and leads our students to the same model. Below is a summary you will see and hear referenced frequently.