Summit is a charter school network in the Bay Area, in which students use Khan Academy’s missions during an additional math period called ‘Summit Solves.’  This extra time helps students practice the content knowledge they need at their own pace, so that during class they’re able to utilize this knowledge for project-based learning.  

summit studentsIn 2011-2012, two Summit schools piloted Khan Academy with all incoming 9th graders, totaling almost 200 students. Each class had about 35 students with a 1:1 computer ratio.

In 2012-2013, Summit took on a new learning model with 200 students in one classroom with seven educators. Below is an excerpt from founder Diane Tavenner's blogpost on Summit Solves and using Khan Academy as a tool for accelerating students' learning:

As an organization, Summit Public Schools is focused on preparing all students not only to attend but to succeed in four-year colleges and beyond. To better meet that goal, we began, in the summer of 2011, to explore ways to accelerate our students’ learning. We were especially interested in addressing academic gaps that dated back to elementary and middle school. Our belief was that technology offered us the ability to create a more personalized learning environment for every individual student, delivering exactly what they need, when they need it and how they need it.


Learn more about Summit's model here.