The Summit Public School district is a model for the innovative practice of blended learning. But more important than its method is Summit’s process for getting there. What attributes make Summit’s design such a success, and what can other districts learn from them?
- Summit’s commitment to constant learning and improvement has been the school’s biggest driver toward its overarching vision.
- Change management is key—Summit’s leadership follows a formal process that involves dialogue about why adjustment is needed, evidence about the benefits of change, and transparency about areas for improvement.
- Summit’s push toward innovation has succeeded because every stakeholder in the school community—network leaders, principals, teachers, students, and families—has provided input and been involved in decision making.