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Mission & Vision

about 1 year ago



Summit School District students, staff and community members work together in an atmosphere of care and respect to offer each student an array of educational programs designed to foster his/her unique academic, vocational, and personal strengths. Our aim is to develop internationally minded people who help to create a better world.


Los estudiantes, personal del Distrito Escolar Summit y miembros de la comunidad trabajan juntos en una atmosfera de cuidado y respeto para ofrecer a cada estudiante un conjunto de Programas Educativos diseñados para promover sus talentos vocacionales, académicos y personales únicos. Nuestro objetivo es desarrollar gene de mentalidad internacional que ayude a crear un mundo mejor.

Mission Statement

In a safe environment, we will do whatever it takes for the academic and character success of every student to develop as a lifelong learner and responsible citizen. In order to accomplish this, we will engage every student every day in intellectually challenging and meaningful learning to give all students the resources necessary to prepare them to achieve their greatest potential and to meet the expectations of the future.


En un ambiente seguro, haremos lo que sea necesario para lograr el éxito académico y de carácter de cada estudiante para que se desarrollen como estudiantes de la vida y ciudadanos responsables. Para poder lograr esto, cada estudiante participara todos los días de un aprendizaje que los desafié intelectualmente y significativamente, para así brindarles a todos los recursos necesarios para alcanzar su potencial más alto y las expectativas del futuro.


Every Summit School District student will develop as a caring learner by demonstrating at least a year’s growth in academic achievement and by showing an increase in behaviors associated with positive character development. This growth will be measured by a body of evidence in an end-of-year review.


Desarrollar Aprendices que se Preocupan del Siglo XXI

Cada estudiante del Distrito Escolar Summit se desarrollará como un aprendiz que se preocupa por demostrar al menos un año de crecimiento den el logro académico y al mostrar un aumento en las conductas asociadas con un desarrollo del carácter positivo. Este crecimiento será medido por un cuerpo de evidencia en una revisión al final del año.

We Hold Ourselves Accountable For These Values And Attitudes

  • Appreciation – appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people
  • Commitment – being committed to learning, persevering, and showing self-discipline and responsibility
  • Confidence – feeling confident in the ability to learn, having the courage to take risks, applying what has been learned, and making appropriate decisions and choices
  • Cooperation – cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands 
  • Creativity – being creative and imaginative in our thinking and our approach to problems and dilemmas
  • Curiosity – being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures
  • Empathy – imaginatively projecting ourselves into another’s situation in order to understand his/her thoughts, reasoning, and emotions
  • Enthusiasm – enjoying learning and demonstrating a sense of humor
  • Independence – thinking and acting independently, making our own judgments based upon reasoned principles and being able to defend their judgments
  • Integrity – having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty
  • Respect – respecting ourselves, others, and the world around us
  • Tolerance – feeling sensitivity toward differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others


over 2 years ago

Summit School District...

...nestled in the heart of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, provides excellence in public education to families in the diverse resort communities of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne. Serving more than 3,500 students, it is our vision for Summit School District students, staff and community members to work together in an atmosphere of care and respect to offer each student an array of educational programs designed to foster his/her unique academic, vocational, and personal strengths.Our aim is to develop internationally minded people who help to create a better world.  We believe in open communication with our stakeholders and appreciate community input. 

Involving our parents and community members in our schools is one strategy we have selected to support our student's development.  We encourage all Summit County citizens to be involved in our schools in some way from volunteer opportunities in each school to serving on the Summit School District Board of Education.

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over 2 years ago

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about 1 year ago

In Summit School District, we educate, elevate and empower students who will help create a better world.  Preparing our children for the demands and challenges of the 21st century is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have in public education.  

We believe in planning the work and then working the plan.  School board members and district leaders worked with parents, students, staff and community members to guide the development of a new strategic plan.  The community conversations focused energy and ideas on common goals and priorities.  From this work, Summit School District developed VISION 2020 - a five-year effort to elevate student achievement through innovative learning models and programs.  For a copy of VISION 2020,

English version. Spanish version.

Going Green

over 3 years ago

Environmental Stewardship Policy

In January 2010 the Board of Education adopted the Environmental Stewardship Policy focusing on cost-effective steps to help our district become more environmentally sustainable to improve our education, our environment, and our financial bottom line. In September 2011 the District committed to the Sustainability Management Plan. 

Thank you to our community partners: High Country Conservation Center, Vail ECHO, and Summit County Resource Allocation Park

“Thank you to the children of this community, (They) have consistently come to the council and reminded us of our responsibility to take care of the earth so the snow keeps falling here. ... I thank you for your public service in reminding us to do what's right even when it's hard.” -Breckenridge Councilwoman Jen McAtamney (Summit Daily News "Breckenridge to levy 10-cent bag fee" April 10, 2013)