Summit Elementary’s faculty strives to provide a rich and thorough examination of grade level standards through classroom activities. To enhance these opportunities, Summit has a STEM Lab and MakerSpace. Faculty use these areas to enhance their instruction and student learning opportunities. Additionally, Summit is a Dual Language Spanish Immersion school. Half of Summit Elementary’s student body will eventually be enrolled in our Dual Language program. Students in this program receive half of their instruction on a daily basis in Spanish. The goal of the program is create biliterate and bilingual Spanish speakers who have an in-depth understanding and appreciation of world cultures through socio-cultural competency. As a faculty, we celebrate over 40 countries (including many Spanish speaking countries) represented through our diverse student body.
Summit partners with a variety of community organizations. These include many local non-profit organizations who provide resources for those who are in need. Some of the organizations include: Lions Club, Community Kitchen, Backpack Buddies, and Catholic Charities.To support our Spanish speaking families and Dual Immersion Program, Summit partners with the Indiana University P-16 Institute, Indiana University School of Spanish and Portuguese, El Centro, and Escuelita.Summit also has a partnership with Indiana Adult and Child to provide private onsite therapy and skills development for students who are in need of social and emotional support.