• At Summit Academy, the educational approach is structured around "The Leader In Me" framework, which emphasizes the development of leadership skills, personal responsibility, and character traits among students. Here's a summary of how this philosophy is implemented across different grade levels: 

    1. Early Childhood Education (Pre-K and Kindergarten):
      • Focus on foundational leadership skills such as responsibility, communication, and teamwork.
      • Activities centered around building self-confidence and understanding emotions.
      • Introduction to basic principles of leadership through storytelling, role-playing, and interactive games.
    2. Elementary School (Grades 1-5): 
      • Integration of "The Leader in Me" principles into core curriculum subjects like math, language arts, and science.
      • Emphasis on developing habits that foster leadership qualities such as goal-setting, prioritization, and problem-solving.
      • Opportunities for student-led initiatives, such as classroom jobs and projects, to promote ownership and accountability.
      • Implementation of leadership roles within the classroom and the school community, encouraging students to take on responsibilities and contribute positively.
    3. Middle School (Grades 6-9) 
      • Continued reinforcement of leadership habits and principles through academic coursework and extracurricular activities.
      • Introduction to more complex leadership concepts such as effective communication, conflict resolution, and collaboration.
      • Integration of leadership training into advisory periods
      • Opportunities for students to participate in service projects and leadership conferences to apply their skills in real-world contexts. 
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the key frameworks of the Leader In Me Process. The 7 Habits help students learn and apply communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and social-emotional skills. Additionally, the 7 Habits give students, families, and staff members a common language and are essential in building a strong leadership culture at our school. 

    Habits for Leading Yourself

    Habit 1: Be Proactive

    Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

    Habit 3: Put First Things First

    Habit 4: Think Win-Win

    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

    Habit 6: Synergize

    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw