Summit Christian Academy is a Pre K-12th grade private, nondenominational Christian school committed to the pursuit of excellence through academic achievement, artistic expression and athletic distinction. Our goal is to teach each student to do everything to the highest standard as they grow in their Christian faith and prepare for entry into leading universities. We focus on creating a learning environment that helps each student discover their unique gifts and interests as they begin a lifelong journey in pursuit of their God-given passions. With a wide range of electives/specials, championship athletics, AP and dual credit classes, and an Innovation Center for all grade levels, Summit Christian Academy is The Choice for Educational Excellence.
The quest for excellence begins in elementary school where the curriculum is designed to prepare students for lifelong learning, while fostering spiritual and social growth in a loving environment. As students enter this academically-focused environment, our highly qualified staff and specialists further enhance the core curriculum. All elementary classes are taught the core subjects of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Bible. Students also participate in special classes each week: physical education, Spanish, fine arts, computer, library, and Impact Education.
With curriculum that includes the classics and teaching that integrates innovation and technology, Summit Christian Academy secondary students are provided an educational experience that is as dynamic as the Austin area landscape in which it lies. Summit offers high school students:
- Advanced placement, dual credit and strong on-level courses that consistently prepare students for the next step, including attendance at top colleges
- Athletic teams that have produced three varsity championships in the last three years
- Computer science programs to develop innovation of thought and skills that prepare students to excel in an ever-advancing world
- Diverse elective courses from Engineering and Spanish to Yearbook and Fine Arts, including Theater and AP Art
- Character development that occurs through Bible classes, chapel and community service provided by an Impact Education program
Impact Education begins at the elementary level with projects and exercises that spotlight God’s love for all people, the importance of prayer, and the impact service can have on the world. At the secondary level, students explore what it means to live as Christians and engage in service in partnership with local community ministries as well as on short term missions trips.
A seminar series designed for 11th and 12th graders brings in highly qualified experts in business, industry, and ministry to mentor students in preparation for a life of impact beyond high school. In addition, upper class students serve in short term missions in the spring, traveling to Washington, DC (juniors) and an international destination (seniors), conditions permitting.
Summit Christian Academy’s Innovation Center was created to deliver coursework and opportunities that instill creative thinking, problem solving and leadership through technology.
At the elementary level an innovation mindset is cultivated through a technology special that fosters critical thinking, collaboration and creativity with hands-on activities using computers and peripheral tools.
High school level computer science and engineering classes put students in the director’s seat moving them from consumer to producer. Starting with the Raspberry Pi and Python, students learn about real-world software development. College-level lessons help them learn how familiar applications work and how to begin making their own. Building from there, classes and activities dive deeper into robotics, user interface, and application design with examples that range from mobile apps, games, tools for life and the mission field all while using professional class tools.
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