About Summit Drive ES
A wide variety of instructional techniques are used to make learning a meaningful and enjoyable experience. An integrated approach is emphasized throughout the curriculum - reading, math, science, social studies, and language arts are woven together to bring relevance to the child. A hands-on approach is used to make learning a more enriching experience for the student through activities like project based learning.
Laptops and Chromebooks are available in each classroom along with movable classroom sets and a computer lab where students can learn activities such as keyboarding skills, internet safety, coding and graphic design activities. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive Promethean Board and our science lab contains video conferencing equipment for the purpose of conducting virtual field trips.
A strong emphasis is placed on the individual needs of each child in every aspect of the educational program.
The Leader in Me
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® is one of the key frameworks of the Leader in Me model. The 7 Habits help students learn and apply social-emotionalskills. Additionally, the 7 Habits give students and staff members a commonlanguage and are essential in building a strong leadership culture.
7 Habits for kids:
Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're in Charge
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and
moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being
asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind
Have a Plan
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I
am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and
vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3 — Put First Things First
Work First, Then Play
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I
know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am
disciplined and organized.
Habit 4 — Think Win-Win
Everyone Can Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I
make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for
Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen Before You Talk
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I
listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people
in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6 — Synergize
Together Is Better
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others,
even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other
people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can
create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw
Balance Feels Best
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with
family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find
meaningful ways to help others.
Active parent volunteer groups and business partners support the instructional program and school facilities. The Parent Teacher Association has received district and state recognition for its outstanding service to children. Local businesses, colleges, and churches are active helpers in the life of the school program.
Characteristics of Summit Drive
- Strong Emphasis on Curriculum and Improving Student Achievement
- Active PTA and Volunteer Program
- Family Atmosphere
- 5K- Grade 5 Programs
- Late Stay After-School Care
- Outstanding, Well-equipped Science Lab
- Wireless News Studio with Green Screen for implementing a Daily Morning News Program
- Gymnasium for PE classes and indoor activities
- Fully Equipped Media Center
- Art Studio with Large Windows for Natural Lighting
- Computer Lab- 24 Stations
- Music Room and stage for productions
- Courtyards for Outdoor Learning Projects
- Exemplary Writing School Award Recipient 2000- 2001, 2010-2012
- School Garden
- Balanced Literacy Program