Technology: A Virtual Community
At The Summit, we believe in the power of technology to enhance education and build virtual bridges that connect our entire community. Our technology program prepares students to address the technical challenges of an ever-changing world, while helping to inform parents about every aspect of their child’s education. As technology continues to evolve, The Summit will evolve with it, providing our students with critical skills that contribute to a leading-edge education.
A broad-based commitment
The technology program at The Summit is built around three primary goals:
- Supporting teaching and learning – Through state-of-the-art technology labs, classroom computers, and wireless laptops, students gain access to technology resources in both the lower and upper grades. Computer use is integrated with classroom lessons and extracurricular activities, enabling students to develop the skills they need for college and the workplace. Our technology curriculum also includes important lessons on acceptable use, computer ethics, and the impact of technology on society. Through ongoing training for parents, faculty, and staff, we offer technology training to a broad cross section of The Summit community.
- Providing home-based and remote access – Teacher-specific websites and our innovative Portal system give students and parents quick and easy Internet-based access to schedules, grades, and lesson plans. We regularly update our website and portal with news items, sports scores, and calendar listings, so that every member of The Summit community can feel connected and involved, wherever he or she might be.
- Enhancing school operations – The Summit benefits from technology initiatives that increase communication among departments while reducing administrative redundancies. As a result of these initiatives, The Summit is better organized, more efficient, and able to focus more of its resources on providing students with a superb education.