Summit Academy Gets a Makeover

Things are looking better than ever for Summit Academy.

It’s with great enthusiasm that we introduce the new-and-improved Summit Academy logo. The crown jewel of our recent rebranding efforts, the logo thoughtfully symbolizes our mission to help students reach the peak of their potential.

The first thing you’ll notice about the logo is that it resembles the top of a mountain. But if you study a little more closely, you’ll notice it also bears the look-and-feel of a maze. This creative element is meant to express how Summit Academy leads students upward through the various forks in the road they will encounter during their education.

The new logo is just one of component of our sweeping image transformation. Here are a few other changes we’re rolling out as we bring Summit Academy into the future.

Drop the Dash: Say goodbye to that annoying little dash. To eliminate any confusion about where to find us online, we changed our website address from “” to “”. The new URL is here to stay, so be sure to update your bookmark!

New Website: In addition to “dropping the dash,” we completely overhauled the content, navigation and look-and-feel of our website. These changes will help students and parents find the information they’re looking for quickly and easily. And since the new site scales seamlessly across any device, you’ll have the same experience navigating on your smartphone or tablet as you would on your laptop.

New Athletic Logo: Beyond changing our school logo, we also transformed the face of our athletic program. Featuring spikes, a new color scheme and an aggressive eye that radiates intensity, the new logo is bolder, tougher and better reflective of our dragon mascot. If you want to beat Summit Academy, you’ve got to go through our new logo!

Be sure to let us know what you think of our new logos and website on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #newyearnewsummit.

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Apps or Board Games For Days Indoors

Children love to play, but sometimes the dreary Michigan winters can make it hard to get outside. Still, cold and rainy days don’t have to be boring. These fun and educational apps and board games make it easy to enjoy a day indoors.

Educational Apps

  • Hangman – This classic game that will test and enhance your child’s vocabulary.
  • Math Ninja – Ninjas seem to make everything more fun and math is no exception. This app is a must have for any child who wants to improve their math skills.
  • Kapu Toys – This app allows kids to unleash their creative side. While it is geared toward younger children, older kids may also enjoy mixing up photos and graphics to make new pictures.

Board Games

  • Where is Sock Monkey – While kindergartner or preschoolers will not be able to read the questions, they can easily identify them from the illustration. This is ideal for the entire family.
  • Dominoes – this is an incredible game your kids will enjoy playing. In addition to being an amazing way to eliminate boredom on wet and cold days, this game can hone their ability to identify patterns and basic math skills.
    If they cannot play outside, bring the excitement and fun inside your home by playing any of these apps and boardgames. The key is to provide stimulation to your child the best way that you can, no matter where you do it.

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The Need for Regular Attendance

The importance of regular attendance at school must be taught at an early age. Missing out on even a day can significantly impact your child academically. Kids must be encouraged every day to get up and get ready for school, never assuming that attendance is optional.

One is too Much

Being absent even one day means missing out lessons and even important quizzes or major tests for your child. This forces them to spend extra time trying to make up for an invaluable day in the classroom. Consequently, some teachers may need to take additional time to work with students who are routinely absent in order to keep them current on classwork. Unless children are ill, missing class can show a lack of appreciation for the time and effort put in by their teacher and their classmates..

Confidence Problems

A child who is often tardy or absent may become self conscious about their academic abilities and can even feel left out socially. This can greatly alter your child’s attitude towards school and result in them losing interest in going to school at all. An early sign of reluctance to go to school should be addressed immediately to prevent a pattern of habitual absenteeism.
Building a love for school is the foundation for your child’s academic success . Kids who know the importance of being on time and not missing a day at school have greater chances of succeeding in life. It is never too early to teach your child to prioritize their education..

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Why You Need To Communicate With The School

As a parent, your involvement to your child’s school life shouldn’t be limited to enrollment. There are a number of reasons why you need to communicate with the school where your child is concerned.

Basic information

Teachers need a child’s basic information on family, culture and ethnicity, language, and religion among others to better understand your child’s needs in learning. This insight into your child’s background will help us avoid overstepping any boundaries and allow us to pursue resources best suited to your child.

Bridging the Gap

It is only when teachers and parents communicate that a deeper understanding is achieved when it comes to concerns regarding a child, or school matters where parents are concerned. There are multiple ways to reach stay in touch with us. PowerSchool is a great way to keep track of your child’s progress and send messages to their teacher..

Get Involved

We offer several different programs for parents to get involved in the school. Additionally, our open door policy means that you are free to volunteer to help out in class or come spend a day at school with your child. Checking in with us regularly will provide you with dates and opportunities where you can take a more active role in our school.


Your child is self-secured knowing that you are concerned with what’s going on at school and you are keeping up with their progress or achievements. This also gives you the chance to continue and encourage learning outside of school hours..

You Build Your Own Circle of Friends

As parents, developing new friendships can be tough. Yet, through meetings and school activities you can meet other who share your interests and hobbies.

Communication is the key to understanding and respect. Your responsibility as a parent to your child’s performance at school should not be constrained by a busy schedule.

Making time to communicate with us to the best of your ability is essential in your child’s life inside and outside of school.


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Healthy Alternative to Cupcakes

Cupcakes have long been the staple for classroom treats. While everyone loves a good cupcake , including teachers, our culture is becoming more health conscious and our frosted friends don’t seem to make the list of healthy foods. If you are open to the idea of cutting back on cupcakes, you will love this short list of healthy alternatives  that you or your kids can bring in to classroom.

  • Oatmeal Snack Cookies – The perfect transition food from cupcake to healthier options. Oatmeal cookies can be just as filling as cupcakes without the added It is easy to prepare and make.
  • Carrot and Hummus – Hummus is a great source of protein for kids and turns carrots into a tasty snack.
  • Little Dippers – Cut apples into wedges and then stick a toothpick in every peace for a nice snack. Dip it in nut butter and then roll in sliced almonds or crushed peanuts for a delicious snack.

Trying something new isn’t always easy, but if you experimnt with different snacks, you are sure to find something kids will enjoy.

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