Summit Public Schools

Explore the role of a Summit teacher

Summit teachers play a variety of roles to establish self-directed learning structures, support student progress and build positive school culture.
Mentors know students and support them in achieving their college and career goals
Our mentoring program is a unique aspect of Summit. Each teacher counsels a group of mentees through their academic careers at Summit and through the college process.
As mentors, teachers meet weekly with their mentees
Students lead these check-ins, reflecting on the week and discussing their goals and plans for the coming week. Mentors support students through individual victories and challenges.
Students become empowered learners
Mentors push students to become self-directed learners who can set and achieve goals and maximize opportunities.
Mentors help students cultivate Habits of Success
Mentors support students to develop learning strategies, emotional intelligence, and self-directed learning behaviors.
Mentors partner with the families
Mentors get to know their mentees’ families, and they understand what is happening outside the classroom to better support their mentees.