After much research and discussion, the initial founding group of Summit School of the Poconos, a licensed private school and 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation in Pennsylvania, established in the fall of 2016, formed a consensus and voted to pursue charter school status, thereby creating Summit Charter School.
Summit Charter School is founded upon the education model of Summit School of the Poconos. Check out their philosophy on education at www.summitschoolpoconos.org
The primary goal of this conversion from private to charter is to increase accessibility for parents and students to our educational program and thereby provide a greater impact on the community at large.
Questions? Contact Summit School of the Poconos at (570) 664-1229.
Summit Charter School Mission Statement:
Summit Charter School will provide a movement-rich, project-based environment, grounded in shared governance, where students demonstrate an active voice and ownership in their education.
Summit Charter School Vision Statement:
Summit Charter School will be an innovative education hub for Northeast Pennsylvania, sharing its practice with positive change makers in local and national education. Here, educators are empowered to create responsive curricula and meaningful learning experiences in a student-centered environment. Through a unique approach built upon shared governance, students are encouraged to responsibly contribute to their school community and assume ownership in their education and learning experiences. By applying these combined practices, we will graduate motivated, civically-engaged citizens who uniquely contribute to our world and future.
The charter application process is a long one. At this time, and particularly due to the COVID-19 crisis, we hope to begin to operate as a charter school in the fall of 2021. Until then, we will continue to operate as a private school. To enroll your child in our private school program, apply through the Summit School of the Pocono’s website.
Summit Charter School plans to take residence at the former Northampton Community College facility at 205 Old Mill Road, Tannersville, Pa 18372.
If you would like to pre-enroll your child in the charter school to indicate your support of the charter school and interest in having your child(ren) attend, please do so here.