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What We Teach

The curriculum taught at the Summit School is aligned with the Maryland State Department’s mandates and closely resembles content taught in other public and mainstream schools with a few important differences. When a student comes to Summit, we meet them where they are and bring them up to where they need to be. Students receive individualized instruction in language arts, math, science, and social studies. Instruction is not only rigorous, it is relevant. Students learn and apply concepts as they relate to real world issues.

Instructional Highlights:

  • Research-based methodologies
  • Activity-based multi-sensory learning
  • WordSense©
  • Read Naturally Live
  • EmPOWER™ writing program
  • Social Thinking©
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) infused curriculum
  • Standards-based math
  • Math fluency apps

Literacy Instruction Draws From:

  • PhonoGraphix®
  • Orton-Gillingham®
  • Wilson®
  • Lindamood-Bell Visualizing Verbalizing®
Summit offers a well-rounded program with classes in performing and visual arts, outdoor education, and physical education.

The Summit Difference:

Our curriculum is delivered in a systematic, multisensory way, by highly-trained teachers, in a supportive environment that understands students who learn differently.  It's not one of those elements, it's all of them that makes our program effective.

student graphing math on smartboard
students looking at a flower with magnifying glass
students in music class