Phoenix Academy Middle School
The Phoenix Academy follows the Summit Learning Program.
Phoenix Academy is an instructional program based on the nationally known Summit Learning Schools. The program provides a personalized, self-directed learning experience using one-to-one technology. The rigorous Summit curriculum focuses on high-level cognitive skills demonstrated through collaborative real-world projects. Students meet individually with a dedicated mentor who knows them well and supports them in setting and achieving their short and long-term goals while developing habits of success.
Students spend time throughout the week divided between Personalized Learning Time (PLT) and Project Time. During PLT, students learn the core content through a combination of online playlists, including texts, videos, presentations and exercises, as well as peer coaching and teacher instruction. Projects are collaborative and progress through a series of checkpoints. These projects focus on cognitive skills necessary for real-world success, rather than content. Course content makes up 30% of the overall grade and projects the remaining 70%.
Pre-AP courses are available through Phoenix. Please note that parent participation in meetings and conferences is required a minimum of 2-3 times per year.