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Summit, We are Proud to be a Service Learning Academy!
What is Service Learning?
Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen
What are the benefits of
are so many reasons to promote service learning. Research shows that students
who participate in high quality service learning experiences typically become
more engaged in learning, have better attendance, and are much more motivated
also shows that when service learning is integrated in to lessons, students
show gains on measures of academic achievement, including standardized tests.
The academic benefits of service learning come when teachers tie service
activities to standards and learning objectives, and when they design instruction
that maximizes learning—especially REAL WORLD PROJECTS!
It builds CHARACTER!
Service learning has strong effects on several areas related to character. For example,
it has been shown to promote responsibility, trustworthiness, and caring for
others - all of which are positive character traits.
far, Summit Academy has selected many charities to support as well as helping
our own families in need. Examples:
Coat Drive (Summit Academy Families)
Costume Drive (Summit Academy Families)
Children’s Hospital (Festival of Trees)
Haiyan Recovery (Philippines)
on Charity (Thanksgiving Food Drive)
Adopt-A-Family (NJHS shops for our families in need)
Warm (NEU Charity of the Year)
We are always
looking for volunteers, donations, guest speakers, and creative ideas on how to
help our community. If you are interested, please contact the school at (734)
Thank you for
all of your support,
--It takes a
village to make an impact, to make a difference, to change our world for the