Can the Summit Learning Platform be used in compliance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)?

Yes. Summit Public Schools — which operates the Summit Learning Platform nationwide — is also a non-profit public charter school management organization that operates public schools across the Bay Area and in Washington state. Consequently, Summit Public Schools takes FERPA's obligations very seriously and has designed the Summit Learning Platform to be compliant with FERPA. 

FERPA permits schools to share students' information in certain circumstances, including where the school has gotten a parent's' consent or where the organization receiving the student data operates as a “school official.” Summit Public Schools operates as a “school official” consistent with the Department of Education's guidance under FERPA.

For the Summit Learning Platform, Summit has access only to the limited student information that the school or student shares with us, and Summit only uses that information to provide and improve the Summit Learning Platform.

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