plans Science Fair/Open House
Summit Academy will be hosting a combination Science Fair/Open House on Thursday, March 18.
This activity will include all students from 3rd-11th grade.
Projects can include any science field and range from memory to bread to animals to whatever the child’s interest may be. The evening will begin with judging from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for the students and judges only.
From 7:00-8:00 all parents and guests (any individuals interested) may come and view the projects. At 8:00 awards will be given out with visiting to follow. All are welcome to attend this event and see what is happening here at Summit Academy!
Summit receives accreditation
Idaho’s state department of education last week forwarded this year’s accreditation papers to Summit Academy, this year without warning for deficiency points as was the case during the last school year.
The arrival of the certificate and the accompanying letter indicates that Summit Academy is a fully accredited school in the state of Idaho, this year holding classes K through 11, with plans next year to graduate its first high school class. Juniors at the school have been or are taking the PSAT and the preliminary SAT tests, and have been scoring very well, with plans to take the Armed Services ASVAB on the near horizon.
The arrival of the accreditation certificate was received enthusiastically by school officials, parents and students, and bolsters the seven-year attempt to offer an alternative education program with heavy emphasis on religion, morality, and the integral formation of the students in attendance. Summit’s program is committed to achieving its goal of Excelsior, Ever Higher, with every student in the areas of academic, physical, moral, and human formation. This programs offered are modeled after the educational efforts of St. John Bosco, and NCE, National Consultants for Education, a nation-wide organization associated with the Legion of Christ providing educational advice and services to private schools around the country which focus on the Catholic Religion.
Summit reclaims sole possession of second place
Traveling to Highland Monday evening, the Academic Team from Summit Academy managed to break a league to tie for second with Nezperce, and move into sole possession of second point by a single point, computed by the scoring system the league adopted years ago.
Finishing first for the 5th time in 6 matches, Grangeville High again took top honors, their top two teams scoring a combined 511 points, while host Highland with four teams competing finished the evening in second with 496. Summit’s two teams came in third, earning seven points for the evening with their score of 420 to Nezperce’s fourth place finish with 376 points earning them six points for their effort.
Team standings based on the 10, 9, 8, 7 etc. scoring system for placement in each match finds Grangeville in a solid fist with 59 points, Summit second with 45, Nezperce close behind with 44, and the rest of the league, CV, Orofino, Prairie, Highland and Timberline rounding out the league.
Prairie High’s team, reduced in size to one team, finished individually in fifth place, but lacked the second team to move up in league standings, while Summit’s team of Mark Uhlenkott, Maria Osborne, Brandon Rehder, Lauren Wemhoff, Cori Wemhoff, Amber Nuxoll and Alyssa Frei finished the individual team competition in 7th place with a score of 215, while Summit’s other team of Shane Wemhoff, Stephen Spencer, Elaine Rehder, Kelli Shears, Jeannie Goeckner, and Mary Wimer finished right behind in 8th place with their score of 205. Twenty-one teams competed representing the eight schools in the league, all present at this match!
Next competition for the high school league members is at Orofino April 12.