Graduation Requirements

Students at The Summit enjoy a cohesive, content-rich education. A broad exposure to many different disciplines helps students avoid the pitfalls of specializing too early, which can lead to limited interests and narrow thinking.

What is The Summit Academy model? It begins with a classical, integrated curriculum. Students read Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila, Dostoyevsky, and G.K. Chesterton. Summit students study the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. History, literature, philosophy, and theology are braided together. The sciences and the humanities are also intimately connected, so that the logic of math is seen in philosophy, and God’s handiwork is seen in the sciences.

Faith and reason meet in every class.

Equal emphasis is given to the arts so that every student receives instruction in art, theatre and drama, music as well as speech and debate. Each year builds on the previous, so that by the end of senior year, we have articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and, most importantly, joyful human beings.

Curriculum Track

Math: Four Years Required 

          Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Science: Four Years

     First Year- Physics: Introduction to Nature

     Years 2 & 3 – Chemistry, Biology

     Year 4 – Physics or Microbiology, Anatomy/ Physiology

History: Four Years

     Ancient History, Medieval History, Early Modern History, US History

Language:

     4 Year Language Requirement. Students must complete Latin 3.

Theology: 4 Years

     2 Full Years Scripture Study: Old Testament, New Testament

     Semester Courses: Sacramental Theology, Trinitarian Theology, Moral Theology, Ecclesiology, Life of Mission and Vocation

Elective Tracks:

     In Years 9 – 11 Students will obtain credits in Logic, Art, Drama, Speech & Debate

Senior Thesis/ Project