This year's Summit News and State of the School Report are a declaration of resilience and a testament to resourcefulness. That we live in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) is beyond question. Yet, we are meeting volatility with vision, uncertainty with understanding, complexity with creativity, and ambiguity with agility. With irrepressible ingenuity and indefatigable commitment, Summit is making the most of demanding moments by drawing on the collective genius of our community. As these articles demonstrate, we are leaning on one another and launching into new possibilities. Never have Summit's roots been deeper nor our reach further.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, the school responded swiftly to make a smooth transition for our students and families and our faculty quickly adapted to relationship-based distance learning. Together we transformed campus into a safe place for students and teachers. While our campus may look different and our teaching methods have had to be flexible, we stayed Summit. Please watch this incredible video - How Summit Stayed Summit.
The 20-21 school year began August 25 with a nearly full on-campus attendance, as well as 45 students at home using video-based and online learning--something we call hybrid.