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.
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.
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.
Both offer quality core & elective classes for your children at the same location on different days of the week. Loganville (K-12) is for students in K-12 just like our other campus sites, but the Loganville (Summit T-38) program offers a slightly different age range, from age 3 years old through 8th grade. It is the only Summit Academy campus for the youngest children in your family.
To understand everything involved in your registration, including financial commitments & parental obligations, you should first read our page
How to Register. Once you have read through our Policies & Procedures and other information, you must complete an Application Form (1 form/family). The Application Fee of $10/family is nonreturnable and non-refundable. (If your Application Form is returned for further clarification of incomplete answers, another Application Form must be completed with an additional application fee applied.) After completing your family's application, you will receive a registration form for your chosen campus(es) within 3-5 business days. Applications will be approved in the order in which they are received. After you receive your registration form(s), completion does not have to be hurried (forms are valid for the entire school year), but the advantages to completing them ASAP would be 1) higher probability of getting a spot in a class or classes that fill quickly, 2) avoiding increase in registration fees (fees increase incrementally throughout the summer), and 3) faster registration when submitting in August or any time after classes have begun.
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. Also, there are times when classes don't reach a minimum number of enrollments and must be removed from the schedule.
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.
— A non-refundable application fee is paid with your Application Form. If your Application Form is returned for further clarification of incomplete answers, another Application Form must be completed with an additional application fee applied.
— 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.
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.
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.
We welcome children of all abilities on our campuses! If your child requires individual accommodations, please contact us prior to registering to discuss whether or not Summit Academy would be the appropriate choice for your family, and/or which campus may be best able to meet your needs.
Summit Academy normally offers the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) in May. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will not be offered for 2020. Please look for updates as to when it may be offered in 2021.
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.
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.
The family application form will give Summit Academy an opportunity to learn more about individual students and their families so we might serve all students to the best of our ability. We will also be able to more fully ensure that parents understand our structure and policies before registering.
The information will go to administrators of campus(es) you plan to attend, then only to instructors of classes in which your student(s) are enrolled. Information is confidential and will not be shared with other instructors or registered families.
Yes! We still have registration forms! The application form will keep all family information compiled into one document for all campuses. And we've made registration forms shorter than in previous years.
There is a $10 processing fee for applications, whether you end up registering later on or not which pays for the administrative costs involved in this process. You will still pay a low cost registration fee (one per family) and insurance fees (per child, per campus) on the registration form. Summit Academy endeavors to offer our homeschool enrichment programs at the lowest cost as possible!
No. Approved applications grant access to registration at any campus during the 2020-21 school year.
Just check the boxes for any campus where you are thinking about enrolling.
We strongly suggest you fill out the form for all children in your family if there is even a slight chance you may be enrolling them at ANY time during the 2020-21 school year. Otherwise, you’ll have to fill out another application!
While we won’t reject an application for unanswered questions about medical diagnoses, it is beneficial for us to have as much information as possible about your child(ren)’s strengths, challenges, and learning differences, so instructors might best facilitate learning for all students.
Fill out an application form anyway. There is no time limit to fill out the registration form after you receive its link, so you can still take your time deciding schedules. (Remember, however, that classes will still be filled on a first come, first served basis.)
You will type the actual schedules on the registration forms. We want your general plans on the application form, including preferred classes at which campus.
Application forms are responded to in the order in which they are received. You will receive an email within 3-5 business days, whether it is an email that gives you a registration form link or an email that asks you for clarification of something on the application you submitted (which is why it’s important to be concise and specific on your original application!).