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.

The Summit Academy provides an integrated Liberal Arts curriculum that equips students with essential problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students see the manner in which the physical sciences and the humanities are  intimately connected, so that the logic of math is recognized in nature and philosophy, and God’s authorship is evident in the cosmos.Faith and reason meet in every class. We consider the timeless questions and the lasting proposals from sources such as 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. We offer a robust introduction to the physical sciences that is structured to develop the skills of observation and analysis but also, instill students with a sense of wonder and mature inquiry. Emphasis is given to the arts so that every student receives instruction in studio art, theatre and drama, music as well as speech and debate. Our sequencing operates as a single-track curriculum with a clear outcome. By the end of senior year, out students become articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and, most importantly, joyful your adults. 

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 

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