College Readiness

Four Elements of College Readiness

Student success in college and career must extend far beyond college acceptance. At Summit, we focus on helping students to develop in four areas that form the foundation for a lifetime of success.

Cognitive Skills

Developing the deeper learning, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in today and tomorrow’s workforce.

Content Knowledge

Engaging students in personalized learning, filling learning gaps & moving students towards competency in all subject-areas.


Immersing students in real-world experiences to help them discover and explore passions and careers, and apply their learning in authentic ways.

Habits of Success

Empowering students to engage in self-directed learning and develop key habits that are invaluable for college and life success.

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Summit Sierra is supported by the Summit Public Schools Office of College Readiness. They continuously update with college application and financial aid information. Check it out!

Though we will go over all of this information with your students and go on multiple college trips throughout the year, it is important that all members of the family understand that all courses, grades, and curricular activities factor into admission decisions later down the line. Here are the most important priorities for you and your student to cover during their 9th and 10th grade years.

Download Freshman and Sophomore Parent and Student College Checklist