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Idea Shop

Summit Idea Shop is not a place.  It is a way of thinking and doing, hands-on and minds-on, from idea to action.


Summit School has a long history of progressive education and innovative programs. Our Idea Shop is an umbrella for current and future student curriculum projects related to business, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Idea Shop provides opportunities for Summit students, teachers, parents, and alums to explore and implement innovative ideas to:

  • Find their place in the world
  • Contribute to their community
  • Express their voice
  • Make an impact in tangible ways
  • Lead

Through Idea Shop Summit students do real work for the real world, solving problems in our community.

Idea Shop projects include:
  • Twin City Bike Collective

  • 9th grade Coffee Project

  • 3rd grade economics and elevator speech project

  • 8th grade engineering 

  • 9th grade Innovation & Entrepreneurship high school course

  • Co-Curricular - Summer and Afternoon Academy

  • Summit Honey - collaboration between 1st grade and I&E student

Idea Shop also acts as a start-up support system to help current students and alums with their small businesses/nonprofits.
These include:

PJL Dipping
Twin City Bike Collective
Camel City Detailing
Camel City Hauling and Landscaping
Bib’s Bites
Kate’s Candles

From Summit Echoes, 2022

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