Summit Academy students are encouraged to explore and participate in unique experiences during the school year. Many enjoy volunteering, discovering new hobbies, finding outside employment, and pursuing individual talents.
During the 2020-2021 school year, students took part in a field day with outside and inside extracurricular activities, a staff vs. students basketball competition, art classes offered as an in-person elective, and a virtual field trip to Anderson Gardens.
Summit also offered an all-military day presentation, a college information day, a seminar with the Career Education Associates of North Central Illinois for students interested in the workforce, and “career cruising” with online planning and assessments.
Students routinely participate in community-building circles with whole school community circle check-ins, classroom check-ins, and staff and student reflection time.
Teachers take the opportunity to intentionally build relationships and community among students in their classrooms and instructional areas on a regular basis.