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 a home-education resource program 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 communicate with SA administration 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.
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 can go to the specific campus page of your choosing, read through the classes available, and fill out the registration form there.
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.
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 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.
Adding classes is free any time (as long as the class has not reached a maximum number of students).
As a courtesy, we allow parents to drop classes for fall term between certain dates. Dropping classes for fall term is only allowed June 1-July 20, and dropping classes for spring term isonly allowed November 15-December 5. Fees may apply for dropping classes
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.
Although we are not specifically equipped to serve children with special needs, we welcome students of all abilities to participate in classes. Please speak with the site director and instructor(s) about any specific needs before registering to ensure all are in agreement those needs can be accommodated.
While Summit Academy has offered the ITBS in recent years, we have no plans to offer it until COVID-19 is less of a concern.
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.
Campuses meet on the following days:
Conyers, Rockdale Baptist Church, Tuesdays
Lawrenceville, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Wednesdays
Loganville, The Summit Church, Thursdays
Monroe (PreK-12), The Praise Center, Tuesdays
Oconee County (K-8), Living Word Baptist Church (Bogart), Thursdays
In addition, we have virtual learning classes offered on Mondays and/or Fridays.