Speaking on Business: Summit Academy

Summit Academy is a public charter school focused on providing individualized education for their students.

Chris Redgrave Oct 5, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

When it comes to education, we always want the best for our kids. That’s what motivated a group of parents in Draper to come together in the fall of 2003 and build a charter school focused on creating an individualized approach to education, with a small student/teacher ratio. This became Summit Academy, which opened in 2004 for students from kindergarten through sixth grade as one of Utah’s first public charter schools.

Summit Academy has grown exponentially since then and now has four schools in their network, serving kids from kindergarten through high school. What draws families here is the focus on individualized instruction. All students are given an assessment that shows their strengths and development opportunities and are then paired with teachers who are subject matter experts in those areas, facilitating more effective learning. Executive Director Tyler Whittle says this means students work with multiple teachers during the day and using this individualized approach, they’ve found kids excel at school while reaching and exceeding academic benchmarks.

There is an application process to attend Summit Academy, even as a public charter school, because of its academic reputation. The administration works to keep families together and loves seeing their students succeed. Some of the earliest students have now returned and are teaching at Summit Academy.

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For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Summit Academy
1225 E. 13200 South
Draper, UT 84020

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