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Focus Areas & Goals

In April 2018, the Board of Education approved the 2018-2021 Focus Areas:

Focus Area 1: Pursue scholarly excellence for each and every diverse learner by consistently providing a multifaceted, global educational experience at all levels 

Focus Area 2: Provide an environment for students and teachers to cultivate a shared love of learning by supporting creativity and inspiration, and dedication in all phases of the educational journey 

Focus Area 3: Sustain superior academic programs through strategic investment and targeted financial decision making to optimize the overall educational opportunities for our students



Goal 1The Summit Public Schools will continue to foster a culturally inclusive educational environment that values diversity and equity within its climate, operations, curricula, and programs.

Goal 2:  The Summit Public Schools will continue to enhance its student experiences through social and emotional learning programming within all areas of the New Jersey Social and Emotional Learning Competencies, with an emphasis on Relationship Skills and Social Awareness.

Goal 3:  The Summit Public Schools will improve its ability to utilize data to inform instructional programming and implement strategies that target areas of growth for all students.

Goal 4:  The Summit Public Schools will develop a plan to expand learning experiences for all students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) to cultivate interest, encourage innovative thought processes, and prepare for future opportunities in a dynamic, global landscape.