No. The Summit Learning Platform is a teaching and learning tool-- the same as a student’s textbook in any course or subject matter. However, instead of having multiple textbooks, the Platform offers in one place a comprehensive curricula for grades 6-12 in English, Math, Science, Spanish and Social Studies -- as well as all the tools and learning resources students and teachers need for the school year.
A school is using the Platform as part of its instructional approach; therefore a school’s leadership and teaching team ultimately makes the decision about whether Summit Learning and the Platform are a good fit for its students.
At Summit, we believe deeply in the value of parent engagement in a student’s education so we continue to strongly encourage schools to engage parents and guardians in supporting their students’ learning. In addition, through the Summit Learning Platform, parents can see exactly what their students are working on and how they’re progressing.
You used to require parental consent, why has your approach changed?
We heard directly from our partner schools and districts that they have established processes for making instructional decisions—such as adopting a textbook series or curriculum—to meet the needs of their students. The Summit Learning Platform is a teaching and learning tool that includes a comprehensive 6th-12th grade curricula in English, math, science, Spanish, and social studies—as well as all the tools and learning resources students and teachers need for the school year. We want to respect each school’s process. Therefore each school’s leadership and teaching team will determine whether to use Summit Learning on behalf of their community.