What is Summit Academy?
Summit Academy is best described as a facilitated enrichment group, not a traditional co-op. It exists to partner with families who school at home and instructors who love teaching, to enjoy and experience lessons in life together. Classes are designed to complement what is taught at home, not take the place of parental instruction, assessment/evaluation, and educational plans.
Classes are offered à la carte by qualified instructors weekly on different campuses. Please go to each campus' page for more information regarding classes offered at that site.
Is this a Christian school?
Summit Academy is based on Biblical principles and ideals; all of our administration & instructors are Christians, and some of them choose to pray at the beginning of each class. However, you are not required to be a Christian to register for our classes. Nor are our classes specifically based on Bible stories, songs, or worship, unless specified in the class description.
Can I visit a Summit Academy campus to observe classes?
The short answer is “yes.” However, you’ll need to talk to us first to schedule the visit so we can set up an observational plan to meet your needs. To do this, click on the Contact page above and select "Want to schedule a campus visit" as your reason for contacting us.
What is the difference between Loganville (K-12) and Loganville (Summit T-38)?
Loganville (K-12) offers quality core & elective classes for children K-12 just like our other campus sites. But the Loganville (Summit T-38) program is actually a combination of two special class lineups: SA Junior (for 3-8 year old students), and SA Complements (for 3rd-8th grade students). You can probably see why we call this Summit T-38 — “T” for Tuesdays, and 38 for our age and grade range! SA Junior is the only Summit Academy program for the youngest children in your family. And SA Complements gives parents access to unique classes that will complement the core classes available to you on other days.
How do I register for classes?
To understand everything involved in your registration, including financial commitments & parental obligations, you should first read our page “How To Register” on the navigation menu above. Once you have read through our Policies & Procedures and other information, you can go to the specific campus page of your choosing, read through the classes available, and fill out the registration form there.
Will my child get all requested classes?
Although we make every effort to do so, our classes are filled on a first-paid, first-served basis. Since there are maximum numbers to consider, you should register online early to avoid disappointments.
What if a class is already full, but I really want my child to take it?
Once a class has reached maximum capacity, it will be listed in red letters on the campus schedule — DO NOT register for it. However, you may contact the instructor directly and let them know you’d like your child placed on their waiting list. (A place may open in the class, or if there is enough interest, another time slot may be added.) Again, contact the instructor directly — Summit Academy administration is NOT responsible for waiting lists — as each instructor maintains their own roster & waiting list.
Once you are on a waiting list with the instructor, you may proceed to register your child(ren) for other chosen classes. Again, you should NEVER register for a class that is full, whether you are on its waiting list or not. Simply register for your other classes, and decide whether you will:
1. Not register for another class during the wait list class time, leaving that time period open. There’s no charge to add a class once you’ve registered, so you could choose a different class for that time slot later if your 1st choice never becomes available. For MS/HS students, study hall during that time slot is also an option if they must remain on campus (however, study hall is NOT an option for elementary students); or
2. Register for your 2nd choice class immediately. However, if you do this, your 2nd choice class still falls under the same “Drop Class” policies under Paragraph 4 of the Summit Academy Policies and Procedures — so you may be subject to fees and/or tuition & non-refundable supply costs if you drop it later.
How do fees and payments work?
— A non-refundable registration fee is paid with online registration. Fees rise as start of term nears (see individual campus pages for specific amounts).
— A non-refundable $12 insurance fee/student per campus is also paid with online registration.
— After instructors notify parents of acceptance into classes, parents pay instructors directly a non-refundable supply fee (amounts vary per class).
— Tuition payments are paid directly to the teachers monthly. (If classes are dropped during the term for any reason other than loss of main income for the family or relocation beyond 30 miles of the campus location, parents are still responsible for tuition throughout the term.
Are there any tuition discounts for multiple siblings?
Unfortunately, no. Instructors are paid individually by parents for tuition; tuition is not collected per family. Class prices are very reasonable for the quality of instruction and the time frame given.
What is a Parent Assistant (PA)?
Parent participation is required for students’ optimal learning, a safe environment, and to minimize costs. Parents assist instructors by supervising students in classrooms during their students’ class times according to the following minimum dates:
Fall (Sept-Nov term), 1 registered child, 3x/term
Fall (Sept-Nov term), 2-3 registered, 4x/term
Fall (Sept-Nov term), 4+ registered, 5x/term
Spring (Jan-Apr term), 1 registered child, 4x/term
Spring (Jan-Apr term), 2-3 registered, 5x/term
Spring (Jan-Apr term), 4+ registered, 6x/term
Parents sign up for such duty and receive more info via campus Parent Assistant Coordinators. If a parent fails to fulfill this responsibility to assist instructors, the parent will be charged $10 per class of his/her assignment and the child(ren) of that parent will not be allowed to return to class(es) until the parent serves as a parent assistant. If there is an emergency due to illness or death in the family, the parent will be rescheduled with no penalties.
How do you handle special needs children?
We are not equipped to offer any specialized service or teaching to children with special needs; therefore, parents of such children are asked to attend class(es) with them each week.
Do you offer standardized testing services?
Summit Academy will offer the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) on the following dates and at these testing sites per the administrative services of the following Summit Academy instructors:
May 1-3, 2017, Sunrise Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Patricia Ruiz, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 15, 17 & 18, 2017, Harmony Grove UMChurch of the Way, Sandra Coughlin, email@example.com
What do I do in case of inclement weather?
For inclement weather, check your email by 8:00 AM on the day in question IF you've not already received an email notification the day before classes meet. We do not always adhere to the county public schools' decisions.
Can my teenager drive on campus?
Because we offer several classes to students who may be potential drivers, we must take every precaution of safety. Thus, any teenage driver (accompanied by an adult or not) cannot drive or park in the area where children may be walking to get in or out of cars. Each site will have designated parking areas for teens. For examples, at the Loganville campus, this means no teen may drive beyond the paved area in front of the Summit Church 100 (steepled) building, no exceptions, even with parents in the car.
On what days are classes held?
Auburn, Harmony Grove Church of the Way, Tuesdays
Buford, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Tuesdays
Jefferson, Galilee Christian Church, Thursdays
Lawrenceville, Sunrise Baptist Church, Wednesdays
Loganville (K-12), The Praise Center, Thursdays
Loganville (Summit T-38), The Praise Center, Tuesdays
Watkinsville, First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays