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Summit Academy - Principal's Notes

Welcome to Summit Academy’s website, home of the Dragons!
At 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 communities.    
What are the benefits of Service Learning?
 There 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 to learn!   
Research 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.

 So far, Summit Academy has selected many charities to support as well as helping our own families in need. Examples:    

·       Gleaner’s Food Bank


·     Michigan Humane Society


·       Winter Coat Drive (Summit Academy Families)


·       Halloween Costume Drive (Summit Academy Families)


·      Michigan Children’s Hospital (Festival of Trees)


·     Typhoon Haiyan Recovery (Philippines)


·       Focus on Charity (Thanksgiving Food Drive)


·       Holiday Adopt-A-Family (NJHS shops for our families in need)


·     Operation 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) 379-6810.   

Thank you for all of your support,


Sally Racette



--It takes a village to make an impact, to make a difference, to change our world for the better--

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