TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Technology & Innovation

Thinking beyond gadgets and apps.

Media & Technology Literacy

Technology is integrated into all aspects of our program predominantly through the use of iPads and computers. Students develop the skills needed to become ethical digital citizens in a technology-based society. Our students learn how to use technology as a tool for creation, research and to connect meaningfully and responsibly with others. We recognize the technological landscape is changing rapidly and keeping up with all of these changes and their potential impacts on growing minds is challenging. Our goal is to support meaningful learning about and with various technological platforms while avoiding the pit falls of the passive consumption of technology. 

Amazing things happen when students are given the right tools and the opportunity to create and innovate with limitless imagination.  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is an important addition to 21st Century education and will have an important impact on our future as students learn the importance of creating versus consuming.  At SMS, student have regular classes as part of our STEAM program and have access to 3D Printers, computers and electronics, hand tools, and a variety of other materials that allow them to become creative innovators.  Students are also provided opportunities to learn to code – an important new literacy for digital natives. 

Top 10 Reasons Parents Love Summit Micro School:

  1. Personalized Learning
  2. Passionate Teachers
  3. Mixed-Age Classes
  4. Innovative
  5. Critical Thinking
  6. Small Class Sizes
  7. Digital Literacy and Computational Thinking
  8. Experiential Learning
  9. Project-Based Learning
  10. Close-knit Community

Top 10 Things Summit Micro School is NOT:

  1. Desks in rows
  2. Teaching to the test
  3. One-size-fits-all
  4. Comply and Conform
  5. Huge classes
  6. Outdated curriculum
  7. Worksheets
  8. Factory schooling
  9. Standardized tests
  10. An institution